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Multifamily CMBS underwriting standards have been slipping, according to JP Morgan analysts, as growing appetite from the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) drives competition among agency and private label lenders.
Goldman Sachs priced a conduit CMBS transaction on Friday, while issuers this week prepare to offer investors another $2.7bn of bonds in a busy run up to the annual CREFC industry conference in the first week of June.
A $754m CMBS deal backed by a single loan secured by a portfolio of hotel assets hit the primary market this week, with demand for the highly leveraged deal reflective of the widespread bullishness in the wider fixed income markets, say sources.
The four largest commercial mortgage servicers in the US are successfully battling a decline in the volume of outstanding CMBS loans by ramping up their involvement in deals from the government sponsored enterprises, said Morningstar Credit Ratings on Monday.
Three single asset single borrower deals totalling nearly $1.5bn were placed in the US CMBS market last week, while another single borrower deal and a new conduit from Goldman Sachs have been added to a busy second quarter pipeline.
US risk retention rules have created a more concentrated CMBS conduit market in the six months since the regulation was implemented, as mortgage brokers and investors favour larger lenders at the expense of smaller non-bank originators.
Atlante II, the Italian rescue fund designed to take bad loans of the balance sheets of distressed Italian banks, has financed its first securitization.
Loans on a pair of New York office buildings will back two separate single asset CMBS offerings in coming weeks, with more conduit volume also expected, as analysts predict deal volume to surge past 2016 levels following a slow start to the year.
A new single borrower CMBS deal from Goldman Sachs was priced on Thursday, backed by 10 office properties in Houston, while a portfolio of regional malls is also said to be getting CMBS treatment in the next month.
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|Rank||Lead Manager/Arranger||Total Volume $m||No. of Deals||Share % by Volume|
|1||Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)||3,136||9||13.58|
Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $m||No of issues||Share %|
|2||Bank of America Merrill Lynch||37,631.92||109||11.85%|
|3||Wells Fargo Securities||32,082.26||89||10.11%|