The commercial real estate market is changing, as demand for new construction grows along with rising costs and interest rates. How do community banks fit in the bigger CRE picture? Lenders share some of their insights into operating in this fluid market.
Loan providers share an infectious enthusiasm and growing optimism for one vertical’s prospects in 2022: commercial lending. Here’s how community bankers can take advantage of various sectors—including SBA lending—over the next 12 months.
Whether achieved by internal or external resources, community banks provide valuable support for small businesses. Here, bankers share how they build and maintain long-standing partnerships with their business customers.
Community banks have always thrived in niche markets, and lending in new spaces is just one of the many ways they serve businesses and individuals in their communities. As the market for “green” products and services evolves, we asked community bankers for their ideas about how to serve this niche.
Despite possible headwinds, community bank lenders remain optimistic about lending activity in the coming year. We asked them about their experiences with CRE, C&I and mortgage lending in the current environment.
Many hotels and other hospitality businesses haven’t fully bounced back from COVID-19 travel and safety restrictions, but community banks have been by their side through the challenges.