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The last 10 years certainly have been eventful—from the tragic attacks on the Twin Towers at the beginning of the decade, to the meltdown of financial markets and the economy at the tail end of this period. Having celebrated our own 10-year milestone last year, we at The Real Estate Roundtable congratulate GlobeSt.com for its role in keeping the industry and the public well informed about key industry developments.

 The exponential growth of the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market early in the decade, to a peak of $237 billion in 2007 — and its similarly spectacular plunge to almost zero issuance at decade’s end — ranks, in our view, as  the biggest industry-related episode.

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