Crisis Talk — with Sairah Burki, managing director, regulatory policy at CREFC

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By Max Adams
11 May 2020

The fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has touched nearly every economic and employment sector, from the largest corporations to the smallest businesses. The pain has prompted an unprecedented policy response aimed at rescuing economies and markets, and further measures are likely to come. US commercial real estate has been especially impacted, with commercial mortgage lending slowing dramatically, already struggling retailers going dark across the country and a likely rethinking of the use of space following a nationwide experiment in working from home.

Sairah Burki, managing director of regulatory affairs for commercial real estate and CMBS lobby CREFC, is uniquely placed to assess the current situation and to help lead the commercial real estate finance sector’s policy outreach effort. Burki recently joined CREFC from the Structured Finance Association, where she ...

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