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CMBS: Feeding the Elephant in the Room
Published By: Jack Mullen
At the height of the U.S. property boom from 2005 to 2007, the allure of Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) seemed without limit. During that 3-year period, more than 30,000 loans were pooled into $602 billion of new CMBS bonds. Then came the reckoning now recorded as the Great Recession when the CMBS industry collapsed, issuing a paltry $28 billion in three combined years from 2008 to 2010. In 2011, the fragile recovery in commercial real estate included $32.7 billion in CMBS.
Release Date05/09/2012 - 07:00