NAPLES, Fla. - Two recurring themes discussed at length at the Naples conference were the effects e-commerce on the commercial mortgage-backed securities market, and the ramifications and loopholes of originating commercial mortgages online.

Though opinions differed as to how severely and how quickly CMBS would be affected by the onslaught of e-commerce businesses, most panelists were certain that sooner or later, Internet sales would put a dent in the commercial mortgage business - especially the in the retail sector.

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