America’s $6.5 trillion commercial real estate market is following residential real estate off a cliff and will undoubtedly be the next shoe to drop. CRE defaults are up 100% since the start of current fiscal year to $108 billion.
Commercial properties in the U.S. valued at more than $108 billion are now in default, foreclosure or bankruptcy, almost double than at the start of the year, Real Capital Analytics Inc. said.
There were 5,315 buildings in financial distress at the end of June, the New York-based real estate research firm said in a report issued today. That’s more than twice the number of troubled properties at the end of 2008.
Hotels and retail properties are among the most “problematic” assets following bankruptcy filings by mall owner General Growth Properties Inc. and Extended Stay America Inc., according to the report. The scarcity of credit is causing property defaults in all regions and among every investor type, Real Capital said.