WASHINGTON, DC-The US Small BusinessAdministration is expanding the definition of "smallbusiness". That is, it is increasing the size standards forcompanies in a number of categories, including real estate. Alltold, some 7,400 additional businesses will quality as small underthe new standards.

Size standards define the maximum size a firm can be and stillbe considered a small business. The SBA published the change in theFederal Register on Friday.

The SBA also deleted REITs from its table of size standards.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.