CRE loan workout guidelines support process
Abstract: Community banks with high concentrations of commercial real estate (CRE) loans face a dilemma: Even though it may be in the best interest of both bank and borrower to modify or restructure a troubled CRE loan, workouts may also create a risk that the loan will be adversely classified by bank examiners. And this can have a negative impact on the bank’s earnings, liquidity and capital. However, guidance issued last October from the federal banking agencies can help banks develop prudent workout strategies that will minimize adverse financial impact. A sidebar discusses whether a modified CRE loan constitutes a troubled debt restructuring.