Barclays projects an additional 25% decline in commercial real estate prices yet reaches an...

|By:, SA News Editor

Barclays projects an additional 25% decline in commercial real estate prices yet reaches an upbeat conclusion for big life insurers such as MetLife (MET) and Prudential (PRU) who hold billions in commercial mortgages: Even if conditions in the mortgage-lending market worsen, "the impact on all of the life insurers just won’t be that substantial."