Barely five years after the industry's near collapse under the weight of billions of dollars of bad property loans, some experts fear the seeds of the next commercial real estate crisis already have been sown.

A survey of major banks by KPMG Peat Marwick concludes that risky real estate lending is on the rise - and that, despite the harsh lessons of the recent past, many banks have failed to adopt safeguards against loss.

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