Chart 2: Survey Respondents See Bankruptcies as a Growing Problem
for Commercial Real Estate Markets

Assessment of commercial and retail bankruptcies as potential sign
of a troubled real estate market as compared to six months ago

Response Percent of Respondents
Much more now (1%) 0.9
Somewhat more now (36%) 35.8
Much less now (0%) 0.0
Somewhat less now (2%) 1.7
About the same (43%) 42.8
Not sure (19%) 18.8
Source: FDIC Survey of Real Estate Trends, July 2002