MBA Chart of the Week: Retail E-Commerce/Retail Sales

Even before the onset of the pandemic, retail properties were under the microscope. Practitioners spoke about the United States being “over-retailed” compared to other countries, about a shift to experiential retail with a focus on services rather than goods, and about how the rise in e-commerce is a challenge to bricks-and-mortar.

MBA Chart of the Week: Commercial Chapter 11 Filings By Month

As the U.S. economy works its way through the current pandemic and recession, housing has been a clear bright spot in an otherwise dire time. This week’s chart highlights the “V” shaped recovery exhibited by various measures of housing health.

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Debt Funds and Mortgage REITs Come of Age During COVID-19

It can be challenging to raise capital for public companies involved in commercial real estate lending against a backdrop of falling stock prices. This has led to an inward focus on activities such as asset management and building liquidity for public mortgage REITs, making these market participants less active for new loan originations.

Top 10 Ways to Engage with MBA CREF

It’s that time of year again. The annual renewal invoices for your trade association memberships arrive. You think about how you leveraged memberships over the past year but it’s likely that your company could have done more to get the most out of it. Here are a few suggestions on how commercial/multifamily members can effectively leverage Mortgage Bankers Association resources to get the most benefit from your firm’s membership.

Top 10 Ways to Engage with MBA CREF

It’s that time of year again. The annual renewal invoices for your trade association memberships arrive. You think about how you leveraged memberships over the past year but it’s likely that your company could have done more to get the most out of it. Here are a few suggestions on how commercial/multifamily members can effectively leverage Mortgage Bankers Association resources to get the most benefit from your firm’s membership.

Distressed Debt Monitor: A Conversation with Mayer Brown Partner Jeffrey O’Neale

MBA NewsLink interviewed Jeffrey O’Neale, a partner in Mayer Brown’s Charlotte office and a member of the Real Estate Markets practice. A primary focus of his practice is representing special servicers in loan workouts, restructurings and modifications and repurchase facility buyers in the servicing and administration of their commercial mortgage loan portfolios.

MBA Chart of the Week: Delinquency Rate for Commercial/Multifamily Mortgages

The delinquency rate for commercial and multifamily mortgages declined in July. The rate had increased sharply in April at the onset of the pandemic, with 3.6% of loan balances becoming newly delinquent. In May, delinquencies increased again, with a new, but smaller, cohort of newly delinquent loans.