CRE Executives Becoming Bearish

Commercial real estate executives are growing “bearish” about the U.S. CRE market, DLA Piper’s Global Real Estate State of the Market Survey reported yesterday.

Reimagining Office While Working from Home

How companies and their workforces will use office going forward is an increasingly popular subject in 2020. There are questions around existing buildings and how landlord business plans and those of their lenders will perform.

Carson: FHA Will Extend Forbearance Requests Through Year-End

HUD Secretary Ben Carson yesterday announced the Federal Housing Administration will extend the date for single-family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages to request an initial forbearance from their mortgage servicer for up to six months.

Office Concessions Grow Under COVID

Office landlords are providing more concessions to their tenants under COVID-19, reported Trepp and CompStak.

MBA Advocacy Update Sept. 14, 2020

With Congress (most notably the Senate) unable to reach consensus on the passage of any additional COVID-related economic relief, MBA sent a letter last Tuesday to the CFPB responding to the Bureau’s proposed rule revising the General QM definition. The letter explains MBA’s support for the price-based QM construct, and offers several recommendations to help ensure the rule meets its stated goals of robust consumer protections and broad access to sustainable credit.

MBA: Pandemic Takes Aim at Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Delinquency Rates

The coronavirus pandemic had a “dramatic and immediate impact” on delinquency rates for some mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties in the second quarter, although most continued to perform well, the Mortgage Bankers Association said today in two reports.