Real Capital Analytics has initiated a program to identify distressed and potentially troubled assets. The company has identified $106 billion in potentially troubled assets. Of that, about one quarter, $25.7 billion encompassing more than 1,000 assets, are situations where the mortgage is in default, the owner is bankrupt or the property has already been foreclosed. Of this total, approximately 200 properties valued at $4.5 billion have reverted back to the lender to become real estate owned (REO). Thus, the majority of the distressed assets have only recently fallen into default and a foreclosure process commenced. The retail sector has the largest pipeline of potentially troubled properties, with many several large retail owners facing significant financing hurdles plus a growing number of retail tenants filing for bankruptcy protection.