2 Question Tuesday – 05/02/2023 – Is Commercial Real Estate In A Bubble & Will More Banks Fail?

Welcome to 2 Question Tuesday. This week’s client submitted questions were:

  1. Is the commercial real estate market in a bubble?
  2. After First Republic, do you expect more banks to fail?

Phil, Mike, and Larry discuss the idea that there is a bubble in commercial real estate and the forecast from Morgan Stanley that market prices could plunge as much as 40% over the next two years, worse than in the Great Financial Crisis. This throws another wrinkle into small and regional banks that are the biggest source of credit to the $20 trillion market and hold 80% of the sector’s outstanding debt. They then talk about JP Morgan Chase’s takeover of First Republic Bank and if there are more bank failures hiding in plain sight.

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Special guest host Lawrence Carrel’s books available available at Amazon.com