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"Connecting Dots" or "Was that a shoe I heard dropping?"

Discussion in 'General Appraisal Discussion' started by Elliott, Oct 30, 2009.

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  1. Elliott

    Elliott Elite Member

    Apr 23, 2002
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    Certified General Appraiser
    Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Capmark Financial Group Inc., the lender owned by companies including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and KKR & Co., filed for bankruptcy protection after posting a second-quarter loss of about $1.6 billion.

    The company listed consolidated debt of $21 billion and consolidated assets of $20.1 billion as of June 30, according to Chapter 11 documents filed yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware. Forty-three affiliates also sought protection.

    And just a few days later..........

    WSJ 10/30/09 Federal bank regulators issued guidelines allowing banks to keep loans on their books as "performing" even if the value of the underlying properties have fallen below the loan amount.

    The volume of troubled commercial real-estate loans is skyrocketing. Regulators said that the rules were designed to encourage banks to restructure problem commercial mortgages with borrowers rather than foreclose on them. But the move has prompted criticism that regulators are simply prolonging the financial crisis by not forcing borrowers and lenders to confront, rather than delay, inevitable problems.
  2. Randolph Kinney

    Randolph Kinney Elite Member
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    Apr 7, 2005
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    Nice article. Cooking the books is what we suspected.
  3. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson Sophomore Member

    Oct 11, 2009
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    If you reward crooks, what happens? Well, they reward crooks and so on ad nauseum
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