Conduit Lenders Threaten Life Companies' Love for CRE

Conduit Lenders Threaten Life Companies' Love for CRE

Life insurance companies love commercial real estate—but competition from conduit lenders could cut into their lending volume.

Some experts, like Fitch Ratings, are confident that life insurance companies can continue to grow their commercial real estate business. “Fitch expects new mortgages originated by life insurers in 2014 to exceed 2013 levels,” according to U.S. Life Insurers Mortgage Update, a recent report from Fitch.

However, there

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