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  • CMBS Special Servicing, Delinquency Volumes Drop in 2017; Further Drops Expected

    The volume of CMBS loans in special servicing ended 2017 at $23.5 billion, according to Morningstar Credit Ratings. That's a 17.4 percent decline from a year earlier. Meanwhile, the volume of delinquent CMBS loans also declined substantially, to $20 billion from $22.8 billion. Further improvements in the two performance metrics are expected as the legacy CMBS universe burns off.

    Written on Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:25
  • New York City Property Sales Declined 39.6 Percent Last Year

    The volume of commercial property sales in New York City last year declined by 39.6 percent to $34.9 billion, marking a seven-year low, according to Cushman & Wakefield. The city underperformed the nation, which saw a decline of only 9 percent from the year before.

    Written on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:41
  • Money360 Breaches $500Mln of Loan Volume; Aims for $800Mln in 2018

    Money360, a two-year-old alternative lender targeting small to middle-market commercial properties, last year completed $357 million of financings, bringing its total origination volume to $500 million. Its bullish on lending prospects for this year, when it expects to fund more than $800 million of loans, all of which have relatively small balances.

    Written on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 15:39
  • REITs Float Record-Shattering $52.4Bln of Unsecured Notes in 2017

    REITs floated a record $52.4 billion of unsecured notes last year, breaking, by 36 percent, the previous record of $38.6 billion set in 2016. Interest rates remained favorable and investors ate up what REITs served. The 131 bond issues carried an average coupon of 4 percent. Ten-year bonds had the same average coupon and a median coupon of 3.875 percent. They priced to yield an average of 3.972 percent.

    Written on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:06

Data Digest







Top Bookrunners Domestic, Private-Label CMBS - 2016
Investment Bank #Deals Vol$mln MktShr%
JPMorgan Securities 14.94 10,350.16 15.14
Deutsche Bank 14.21 9,926.60 14.52
Wells Fargo Securities 13.36 9,513.96 13.92
Citigroup 10.87 8,061.79 11.80
Goldman Sachs 10.05 7,563.72 11.07




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Top CMBS Loan Contributors - 2016
Lender #Loans Vol$mln MktShr%
JPMorgan Chase Bank 133.67 8,670.33 13.34
Goldman Sachs 156.20 7,418.37 11.41
Deutsche Bank 178.17 6,510.75 10.02
Citigroup 184.41 5,512.20 8.48
Morgan Stanley 113.18 4,130.53 6.35



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