Commercial Real Estate Mending, But Still Vulnerable to Ongoing Economic, Political Risks, Roundtable Survey Shows - MarketWatch

They seem to want more foreign investors and an increase in mortgage-backed securities. Due to strategic concerns, it is important to the US economy that foreign investments not be willy-nilly and that MBS be kept free from commingling with "toxic" low-grade assets rated by the various rating agencies at inflated levels.

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Without Stronger Job Creation, More Stable Policies from Washington, CRE Markets Likely to Bump Along at Low Level, Especially in Non-Gateway Areas

Commercial real estate executives participating in The Real Estate Roundtable's latest quarterly Sentiment Survey generally said market conditions have improved since a year ago, but signaled a lack of confidence in the outlook for the coming year, citing global economic risks, Washington's ability to deal with looming budget and tax issues, ongoing Euro zone turmoil, and the vast amount of commercial mortgages maturing this year and beyond.

Commercial Real Estate Mending, But Still Vulnerable to Ongoing Economic, Political Risks, Roundtable Survey Shows.

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