KBRA CMBS Outlook: Cloudy, With a Glimmer of Hope

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, New York, just released its CMBS 2024 Sector Outlook, which forecasts U.S. issuance activity for the new year and highlights key credit trends from 2023. MBA NewsLink interviewed KBRA’s Larry Kay and Andrew Foster to get their views on the current lending environment and property fundamentals as well as factors that may affect overall property performance in 2024. 

KBRA: Servicers Performed Admirably During COVID

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, New York, said commercial mortgage-backed securities servicers “performed admirably” over the last two years while facing nearly unprecedented distress during the COVID pandemic.

CMBS Market Musings–Not Out of the Woods?

As the commercial real estate finance market experienced fits and starts last year, no capital source provided more transparency into commercial real estate than CMBS with its monthly investor reporting and credit rating agency coverage creating a window into market performance and challenges for certain retail and hospitality assets.

Atlanta Fed’s Brian Bailey, CRE, Dishes on Commercial Real Estate Risks

With just under two decades wearing different hats in the commercial real estate industry before joining the bank, Bailey is a CRE subject matter expert in the Atlanta Fed’s Supervision, Regulation and Credit division. In addition to previous roles as an appraiser, consultant and property developer, Bailey holds CCIM and CRE designations. MBS Newslink interviewed Bailey to get his perspective on the current environment.