As commercial real estate lending gained momentum in 2013, so did the percentage of banks with CRE concentrations, an analysis of call report data by Trepp shows.

Concentrations peaked in the second quarter of 2008, when 40% of all banks exceeded the regulatory guidance for CRE levels. A steady decline lasted for the next five years, followed by a slight uptick in last year's third quarter to 8.2% (or 567 banks).

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