The biggest short- and long-term challenges facing commercial real estate (CRE) relate to the large amount of debt maturing between now and 2015, said an executive with Deloitte.

The firm issued a report detailing what it considers to be the top five issues facing CRE this year. Bob O'Brien, vice chairman and real estate sector leader, said 2011 has been positive for CRE to this point, as the uncertainty affecting the economy has had less of an impact on the business.

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