By Tory Barringer | 11/07/2013
Freddie Mac announced its multifamily division has received an initial commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) master servicer rating of CMS2 from Fitch Ratings--the highest initial rating ever assigned by Fitch for a master servicer.
By Krista Franks Brock | 02/06/2013
Measuring the prices of loans sold through its platform, Boston-based DebtX? found commercial real estate (CRE) loan prices rose over the year in 2012 but ended the year with little change in December.
By Tory Barringer | 02/04/2013
Commercial and multifamily originations increased 24 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
By Krista Franks Brock | 12/14/2012
Outstanding commercial/multifamily debt increased in the third quarter, marking a full year of quarterly increases, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In dollar volume, commercial/multifamily mortgage debt rose $6.6 billion over the quarter, bringing the national total to $2.38 trillion. The greatest third-quarter increase in commercial/multifamily debt was seen in agency and GSE portfolios and mortgage-backed securities, a sector that reported an increase of $9.4 billion.
By Tory Barringer | 11/14/2012
Fitch Ratings recognized the strength of Freddie Mac's multifamily business, giving the GSE an initial CMBS special servicer rating of CSS2.
By Tory Barringer | 11/05/2012
The delinquency rate on U.S. commercial real estate loans saw its biggest drop in more than a year in October.
By Krista Franks Brock | 10/30/2012
The cumulative default rate for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in the U.S. rose over the third quarter, largely due to an increase in defaults among office loans, according to the latest data from Fitch Ratings. The rate rose from 13.2 percent in the second quarter of this year to 13.5 percent in the third quarter, according to Fitch. Office loans made up more than half of both newly defaulted loans in the third quarter and year-to-date defaults, according to the ratings agency.
By Esther Cho | 10/15/2012
The CMBS delinquency rate fell to 8.37 percent in September, Fitch Ratings reported.
By Krista Franks Brock | 10/03/2012
Commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) delinquencies have posted substantial declines over the past two months, according to Trepp.
By Tory Barringer | 08/31/2012
The slowing pace of workouts hasn’t stopped CMBS special servicer volume from falling, Fitch Ratings reported. According to Fitch’s weekly U.S. CMBS Market Trends newsletter, the balance of loans in special servicing as of June 30 was $80.5 billion, a drop from $83.1 billion at the end of 2011 and $85.6 billion in June 2011. This news comes despite a slowdown in resolutions in the year’s first half, with 1,242 loans resolved in that time (compared to 1,556 in the first half of 2011).