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: CMBS Delinquency Rate Ticks Upward

KBRA, New York, said the delinquency rate among KBRA-rated U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities increased 19 basis points in November to 4.4%.

KBRA Finds Challenging Single-Family Rental Fundamentals

Softening operating performance, elevated inflation, labor shortages and decelerating rental rates have produced the most challenging environment for the single-family rental sector yet, reported KBRA, New York.

A Decade in the Making: KBRA on SFR Trends and Outlook

KBRA, New York, recently published a report, SFR Securitizations: A Decade in the Making, analyzing the sector’s evolution and growth. MBA Newslink interviewed the report’s authors about the factors driving the sector’s growth.

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.

Fitch: Slowing Trend in CMBS Defeasance

Commercial mortgage-backed securities defeasance volume soared during late 2021 and into January, but that trend could be ending, said Fitch Ratings, New York.

CMBS Defeasance Snaps Back

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, New York, reported commercial mortgage-backed securities defeasance volume rebounded strongly last year after falling by nearly half in 2020.