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    Real estate loans still threaten banks

    Based upon early indicators last January, it looked like some 200 banks were on track to fail in 2010. The number didn’t reach that high, but more banks went under across the country last...

    Real estate loans still threaten banks
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    Investors bullish on hospitality industry

    The year was 2008 and the nation was in a serious financial crisis. Very few financial institutions were interested in providing financing for any real estate class. If the subject was financing for a...

    Investors bullish on hospitality industry
    It’s not easy to own a bank — especially now

    It’s not easy to own a bank — especially now

    Business folks, especially members of the real estate community, are zealous to engage in new business endeavors. Real estate...

    It’s not easy to own a bank — especially now
    Good riddance to 2009 for hotel industry

    Good riddance to 2009 for hotel industry

    Hoteliers are overjoyed that 2009 has come to a close. “Good riddance to 2009, a year which we believe will go down as the worst in the modern hotel industry,” said Mark Lomanno, the...

    Good riddance to 2009 for hotel industry
    Waiting for Godot

    Waiting for Godot

    I don’t want to sound like an undertaker, yet for the past eight weeks on Friday evenings when I receive an e-mail from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, I learn that another bank has...

    Waiting for Godot
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    The flavor of the year: default mortgage notes

    From the New York Web site: Baskin Robbins is known for having 31 flavors of ice cream. This month,...

    The flavor of the year: default mortgage notes

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