With the onslaught of corporate downgrades, it is becoming more difficult for some firms to get traditional financing. In a last-ditch effort to obtain funding, some of these corporations have turned to sale/leaseback transactions.

After being approached by two particular companies who found themselves in this situation, Fitch Ratings has warned CMBS investors who are planning to invest in sale/leaseback transactions - specifically deals that represent a final attempt by companies to get money when access to traditional corporate funding has been cut off.

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