Community Banks Have Doubled Commercial Real Estate Loan Assets since the 90s

The past 20 years have brought a skyrocketing increase in the share of assets community banks allot to commercial real estate loans, as shown by a recent study b the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Commercial real estate loans amounted to about 27% of all assets held by community banks last year, a 7% jump from the 2007 share and almost double the level of the 1990 percentage of 14.5%.