Fitch Cites Commercial Property Risks

Seymour, Dan
August 2010
Bond Buyer;8/4/2010, Vol. 373 Issue 33361, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on a survey by Fitch Ratings Ltd. which revealed that the special tax assessment and tax increment financing bonds accrued from regions in the U.S. which are prone to property bubbles and busts are more vulnerable to the straining commercial real estate market. It notes that the cash flows backed by municipal security structures are threatened as the property sector suffers from fluctuating real estate values. Fitch has created a matrix to quantify financial risks.


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