With $1.4 trillion in commercial real estate loans coming due the next four years, someone's going to take a bath — and the water isn't warm.

In absolute terms, three of the country's biggest lenders have the industry's largest CRE books: Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. But these banks may also have the fewest problems when it comes to the waves of office-building owners, apartment landlords, retailers and other business borrowers that could have a hard time servicing their debts.

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