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CMBS Issuance in U.S. Breaks Another Record
Staggering volume, higher Treasury yields and bad news from Ford Motor Co. and General Motors didn't cause the wheels to fall off the commercial mortgage
Undaunted By Unsettling Trends
As fictional character Alfred E. Newman of Mad Magazine might say about the state of commercial lending today, What, me worry? Retail consolidations,
Where Have All the Good Loans Gone?
So much for sleepy Januarys. The commercial mortgage business started this year at warp speed, reports the Barron's/John B. Levy & Co. National Mortgage
High Expectations for CMBS Market
We're hard-pressed to envision the commercial real estate crowd being any happier than it was in 2004. Commercial mortgage originations were up on both
High CMBS Volume is Double-Edged Sword
We don't suspect that Sir John Templeton had commercial real estate in mind when he noted that bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism,
CMBS Issuance On Track for Record Volume in 2004
These are heady days for commercial real estate marked by low Treasury rates, skinny spreads and loose underwriting standards that even a borrower could
Commercial Mortgage Market Reloads
After a reasonably quiet September, the commercial mortgage market heated up again in October. As many as 12 fixed- and floating-rate securitizations
Investor Interest in CMBS Reaches New Heights
We're not sure it's sufficient to describe the commercial mortgage market as frothy, but then again irrational exuberance seems a bit overstated. Capital
Full Throttle Ahead
It looks as if the summer doldrums in the commercial-mortgage market have been canceled this year, at least according to the Barron's/John B. Levy & Co.
A Pleasant Surprise for CMBS Volume
In January, we asked a group of buyers and sellers of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) for their opinions on where triple-A spreads and issuance
Stability of Spreads Spurs Deals
Commercial mortgage players experienced few Maalox moments in May, as spreads on both Treasury rates and interest-rate swaps stayed stable. But the market
Unruffled by REIT Sell-Off
If you're waiting for the sell-off in real estate investment trusts to affect commercial mortgage-backed securities, you had better be patient. REIT shares
Borrowers Leverage Their Strength
Known as the hand-to-hand combat of the financial world, commercial-mortgage lending has become so intensely competitive that lenders might consider hiring
Competition Intensifies Among Lenders
It's hard to imagine the commercial-mortgage business getting any more competitive, but the latest Barron's/John B. Levy & Co. National Mortgage Survey
CMBS Feeding Frenzy Continues
The commercial mortgage market stayed hot in January as spreads over comparable Treasuries plunged to incredibly low levels, according to the Barron's/John
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