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Steve Renna of NAREIM on the Banking System

NAREIM President Steve Renna discusses the issues impacting the health of the banking system.

Debate Over Securitization Reform Heats Up in Washington
In a development that could impact the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market, government officials and lawmakers are tightening up their scrutiny of the regulatory system for asset-backed securities (ABS) as part of the ongoing debate in Washington regarding financial market reforms.
Jackson Hsieh of UBS on Government Rescue Programs

Jackson Hsieh looks at why government stimulus programs have not had a dramatic impact on CRE as of yet.

Mark Van Deusen Suggests How IRS Could Assist REITs

Mark Van Deusen of Hunton & Williams discusses how requested IRS guidance could assist REITs in working out and acquiring distressed CRE debt.

Lenders Still Tightening CRE Credit Standards, Survey Shows
Banks are still ratcheting up standards for commercial real estate loans, according to the Federal Reserve's quarterly survey of lending institutions.
Rubin: Government Impact on REITs

Moelis & Company Managing Director Alex Rubin looks at the impact of government initiatives on REITs.

Fed, Treasury Announce TALF Extension
The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department announced August 17 that the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) would be extended beyond the end of 2009.
New Legislation Could Affect REITs' Risk Management
Congress currently is considering legislative measures to regulate financial derivatives that could significantly impact how REITs hedge risk.
Regulating Financial Derivatives

Chatham Financial executives explore issues surrounding plans to regulate financial derivatives.

Legacy TALF Program Recevies Nearly $670 Million in Applications

The latest round of applications for financing under the government's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) produced the first investor applications for loans to purchase legacy commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS). The loan applications totaled $668.94 million.

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