Is a commercial real estate bust inevitable?

The government hopes to restore lending via cheap financing. Skeptics say programs aimed at restarting the market haven’t worked yet.

By Colin Barr, senior writer
May 28, 2009: 3:48 AM ET

NEW YORK (Fortune) — Bailout watchdogs have something new to growl about: the lack of financing in the commercial real estate markets.

Elizabeth Warren’s Congressional Oversight Panel is scheduled to hold a hearing Thursday morning on the effectiveness of federal plans to restart the markets for commercial and industrial loans.

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