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  • Soaring CMBS delinquencies a preview of pain ahead

    Loans packaged into US commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) delinquent by 30 days or more have quadrupled, according to remittance reports published in May, as the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic ripples through the financial system. Market participants fear record levels of distress if borrowers that are now in their grace periods add to the figures in the coming month, writes Max Adams.

    • 28 May 2020
  • CMBS issuance flows but pre-pandemic loans worry investors

    CMBS issuers have come back to market in recent weeks, bringing deals structured to entice investors with features meant to withstand the shocks of the pandemic. But investors say that there are still concerns around adding exposure to commercial mortgages written before the crisis.

    • 20 May 2020
  • Servicer walk-out clauses left out of Covid-era ABS docs

    New ABS contracts are being written to exclude pandemics from the scope of ‘force majeure’ clauses, inserted to allow servicers to step away from their commitments if events outside of their control – such as the outbreak of Covid-19 – stop them from servicing portfolios.

    • 14 May 2020
  • Crisis Talk — with Sairah Burki, managing director, regulatory policy at CREFC

    The fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has touched nearly every economic and employment sector, from the largest corporations to the smallest businesses. The pain has prompted an unprecedented policy response aimed at rescuing economies and markets, and further measures are likely to come. US commercial real estate has been especially impacted, with commercial mortgage lending slowing dramatically, already struggling retailers going dark across the country and a likely rethinking of the use of space following a nationwide experiment in working from home.

    • 11 May 2020
  • Goldman conduit sees high demand, LA office next on tap

    A conduit CMBS deal from Goldman Sachs in the market this week is drawing strong demand from investors eager to buy the first new commercial mortgage bonds in nearly two months, while Morgan Stanley is looking to draw buyers for a Los Angeles office CMBS with some unique protections.

    • 06 May 2020
  • Goldman restarts CMBS with deal tailored to weather pandemic risks

    Ratings issued on Monday for a conduit CMBS deal from Goldman Sachs show that the bank is preparing to re-enter the market, bringing a $771.8m deal built to withstand some of the risks posed to commercial real estate by the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 04 May 2020