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Can Appraisers Accurately Value CRE During COVID-19?
Blog 3 days ago
Can Appraisers Accurately Value CRE During COVID-19?

In an interview with The TreppWire Podcast, Lonnie Hendry, vice president of commercial real estate product management at Trepp, shared with the...

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CMBS Week in Review: Pier 1 Liquidation; JCPenney Files for Chapter 11
Blog 5 days ago
CMBS Week in Review: Pier 1 Liquidation; JCPenney Files for Chapter 11

US stock performance was mixed ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend as tensions with China were once again brought to the forefront. All three...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Could Reverse Trend of Shrinking Office Spaces
Blog 1 week ago
Coronavirus Pandemic Could Reverse Trend of Shrinking Office Spaces

The steady decline in the amount of office space that companies allocate per employee over recent years could very well be halted as a result of...

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Opportunity Zones: Regulations Spur Activity but Impact of Coronavirus Yet to Materialize
Blog 1 week ago
Opportunity Zones: Regulations Spur Activity but Impact of Coronavirus Yet to Materialize

Since our last update on Opportunity Zones in November, a lot has happened in the market. Most notably, the commercial real estate industry has...

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Pandemic Economics and The Road Ahead
Blog 1 week ago
Pandemic Economics and The Road Ahead

On May 14th, Trepp hosted a webinar covering the COVID-19 pandemic economics and the road ahead, sponsored by the New York Counselors of Real...

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CMBS Week in Review: Multifamily CMBS Distress; Retail Bankruptcies
Blog 1 week ago
CMBS Week in Review: Multifamily CMBS Distress; Retail Bankruptcies

US stocks trended higher on Friday despite some sell-offs in early trading as the oil rally overshadowed jitters from escalating US and China...

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The Student Housing Market Amid Coronavirus: When Will School be Back in Session?
Blog 2 weeks ago
The Student Housing Market Amid Coronavirus: When Will School be Back in Session?

Compared to the broader multifamily market, the student housing submarket has consistently underperformed posting higher-than-average delinquency...

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Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on CRE Property Valuations
Blog 2 weeks ago
Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on CRE Property Valuations

Commercial real estate’s immunity to the COVID-19 pandemic is about to be tested in a multitude of ways. Each of the commercial property sectors:...

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Life Insurance Commercial Mortgage Returns Drop on COVID-19 Related Credit Concerns in Q1
Blog 2 weeks ago
Life Insurance Commercial Mortgage Returns Drop on COVID-19 Related Credit Concerns in Q1

Commercial mortgage investments held by life insurance companies posted a -1.00% total return in the first quarter of 2020 which is down...

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CMBS Week in Review: Signs of Life in the Market; COVID-19 CMBS Exposure
Blog 2 weeks ago
CMBS Week in Review: Signs of Life in the Market; COVID-19 CMBS Exposure

US stocks rose on Friday despite a surge in the unemployment rate to 14.7% as jobless claims nationwide rose to 20.5 million for April. Investor...

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MSA Snapshot: The State of Commercial Real Estate in the Magic City, Miami
Blog 3 weeks ago
MSA Snapshot: The State of Commercial Real Estate in the Magic City, Miami

Renowned for its Cuban influences, beachside hotels and resorts, flashy nightclubs, and colorful art-deco buildings, the city of Miami was a hotbed...

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Four Loans to Watch: Trepp CMBS Surveillance
Blog 3 weeks ago
Four Loans to Watch: Trepp CMBS Surveillance

As the ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak continue to transpire across our economy, the CMBS sector has been faced with increases in the...

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The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses from April 2020
Blog 3 weeks ago
The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses from April 2020

CMBS disposition volume remained below $100 million for the second consecutive month. These register as the lowest monthly totals since 2010. In...

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CMBS Week in Review: Heavily Impacted CRE Property Types; Retail CMBS Exposure
Blog 3 weeks ago
CMBS Week in Review: Heavily Impacted CRE Property Types; Retail CMBS Exposure

US stocks edged lower on Friday due to indications of growing US and China tensions and the release of earnings results from Amazon and Apple...

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The Risk of Eminent Domain on Mortgage-Backed Securities
Blog 1 month ago
The Risk of Eminent Domain on Mortgage-Backed Securities

In October 2019, Fannie Mae’s mortgage-backed security (MBS) disclosure documents revealed that the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), a...

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How Have CECL and COVID-19 Impacted Banks' Loss Allowances?
Blog 1 month ago
How Have CECL and COVID-19 Impacted Banks' Loss Allowances?

Increased loss provisioning was the main driver in large banks’ earnings declines in the first quarter of 2020. For the four largest banks, loss...

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COVID-19 Initiates Surge in Late Payments in the Retail Market
Blog 1 month ago
COVID-19 Initiates Surge in Late Payments in the Retail Market

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has led to a total retail shutdown across the country, with retailers forced to close in order to maintain...

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CMBS Week in Review: Heavy Trading Activity; Checking in on Retailers
Blog 1 month ago
CMBS Week in Review: Heavy Trading Activity; Checking in on Retailers

The S&P 500 edged higher to close last week in positive territory as the US stock market recorded its first back-to-back weekly gains since...

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Interpreting Loan Modifications: Considerations for Banks and Investors
Blog 1 month ago
Interpreting Loan Modifications: Considerations for Banks and Investors

We are beginning to learn whether some commercial mortgage borrowers are making their April loan payments. Considering that they probably collected...

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April CMBS Remittance Data Reveals 10x+ Increase in Non-Payment of Hotel Loans; Almost 5x for Retail Loans
Blog 1 month ago
April CMBS Remittance Data Reveals 10x+ Increase in Non-Payment of Hotel Loans; Almost 5x for Retail Loans

While many in the CMBS industry had last Friday off, those responsible for paying bondholders and posting remittance reports for deals that pay on...

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CMBS Week in Review: Fed Broadens Scope of TALF to Cover Conduit CMBS
Blog 1 month ago
CMBS Week in Review: Fed Broadens Scope of TALF to Cover Conduit CMBS

US stocks continued their two-day momentum in positive territory on Thursday as the Fed announced an additional $2.3 trillion relief package to...

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The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses in March 2020
Blog 1 month ago
The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses in March 2020

Over the last month, the number of loans disposed with a loss declined with a roughly 75% month-over-month drop in volume compared to February. In...

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CMBS Week in Review: Firms Announce Cost-Cutting Measures; More CMBS Spread Tightening
Blog 1 month ago
CMBS Week in Review: Firms Announce Cost-Cutting Measures; More CMBS Spread Tightening

The major US indexes capped off the third week of losses within the past month as new data releases began to show early signs of the economic...

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CREFC Issues Borrowers' Guide for Dealing with CMBS Servicers
Blog 2 months ago
CREFC Issues Borrowers' Guide for Dealing with CMBS Servicers

The CRE Finance Council is recommending that CMBS borrowers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic quickly initiate talks with their...

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Will Retailers be Able to Shed Their Leases? Exploring the
Blog 2 months ago
Will Retailers be Able to Shed Their Leases? Exploring the "Act of God" Clause

With much discussion about the ability to make payments on commercial leases in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, players in the commercial real...

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MSA Snapshot: CRE Development in San Francisco, the City by the Bay
Blog 2 months ago
MSA Snapshot: CRE Development in San Francisco, the City by the Bay

Known as one of the most quintessential and iconic cities in America, San Francisco is a city of high-tech, startups, mild weather, and steep hills...

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CMBS Week in Review: Broader Stock Market Rally Helps Tighten Spreads; Retail Round-Up
Blog 2 months ago
CMBS Week in Review: Broader Stock Market Rally Helps Tighten Spreads; Retail Round-Up

The secondary CMBS market posted roughly $1.3 billion in BWIC volume last week (with agency and IO paper excluded) as cash trading continued to...

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CLO Market Round-Up: Neiman Marcus Restructuring; Tumbling Loan Prices Complicate Warehouse Financing
Blog 2 months ago
CLO Market Round-Up: Neiman Marcus Restructuring; Tumbling Loan Prices Complicate Warehouse Financing

Companies who have positions in the CLO universe found their names in the headlines last week. The headline-worthy stories that we chose for our...

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COVID-19 Impacts on Commercial Real Estate: Rising Defaults and Losses in the Loan Sector
Blog 2 months ago
COVID-19 Impacts on Commercial Real Estate: Rising Defaults and Losses in the Loan Sector

The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 and the efforts to contain it will trigger a new cycle of rising defaults and losses in the commercial...

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The Boost to the Big Short: COVID-19's Impact on U.S. Mall Debt in CMBX 6 & 7
Blog 2 months ago
The Boost to the Big Short: COVID-19's Impact on U.S. Mall Debt in CMBX 6 & 7

Investors who had heeded the advice of billionaire Carl Icahn and bet against the performance of shopping malls in the CMBS derivative index known...

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