January 19, 2024 (NO COMMENTS)

The proportion of Bank of America’s commercial real estate (CRE) loans tagged as non-performing ballooned sevenfold in 2023, a revealing sign of how a high-inflation, high-rate economy is pummelling CRE loans in a way not even the depths of the Covid-19 lockdowns did.

The bank’s non-performing CRE loans grew from $271 million to more than $1.9 billion over the year, pushing the proportion of soured CRE loans from 0.39% to 2.64%.