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Industrial Real Estate Mortgage Default Experience of the New York State Job Development Authority Second Loan Program: A Preliminary Investigation


  • Robert A. Simons


This paper explores the loan loss experience of a public industrial lending authority, employing contemporaneous borrower net equity as a link to mortgage loan default. The relationship between default, net equity and bankruptcy is tested on a small longitudinal data set of loans using nonparametric statistics and a proportional hazard model. Results show that negative net equity and firm bankruptcy are strongly associated with default among the study population. Further, the borrowers studied did not exercise the put option promptly, suggesting potential benefits from monitoring net equity one year or more prior to default. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

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  • Robert A. Simons, 1994. "Industrial Real Estate Mortgage Default Experience of the New York State Job Development Authority Second Loan Program: A Preliminary Investigation," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 22(4), pages 631-646.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reesec:v:22:y:1994:i:4:p:631-646

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