Life Insurance Commercial Mortgage Return Index Surges

Commercial mortgage investments held by life insurance companies posted a 4.58 percent total return in the second quarter, a major reversal from the first quarter’s negative 1 percent return, said Trepp LLC, New York.

Distressed Debt Monitor: Special Situations in Commercial Real Estate

As economies reopen against a backdrop of decreased consumer demand and continued government relief, commercial real estate investors are grappling with a double-edged sword: defending certain existing challenged debt and equity positions on one hand and seeking new opportunities given shifted market dynamics.

Andrew Foster: Travel Nosedive Knocks Hospitality Industry

COVID-19 has impacted the entire United States and commercial real estate is no exception; however, no property type is quicker to experience the impacts of a downturn than lodging, where rental rates reset daily.

CMBS Special Servicing Rate Declines Again

The commercial mortgage-backed securities special servicing rate slipped again in February, while CMBS liquidations’ annual loss amount continued to decline.

Record Year for Net-Lease Investment

U.S. net-lease investment reached a new high last year, and the sector is positioned for slow, steady growth this year, analysts said.