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Colony Capital CEO Thomas J. Barrack Jr. has penned a column warning that the financial infrastructure underpinning the commercial real estate industry was at high-risk of imploding unless immediate policy action was taken. The CMBS market has all but shut down, he noted, as significant margin calls on repurchase agreements has resulted in a severe liquidity crisis over the entire real estate finance market.

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.

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