1Q Distressed CRE Debt Drops

More U.S. commercial real estate distress was worked out than arose in the first quarter, reported Real Capital Analytics, New York.

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.

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.

May Commercial Real Estate Sales Slump

Real Capital Analytics, New York, reported commercial property sales sank again in May as the COVID-19 crisis kept investors on the sidelines.

Andrew Foster: Case-By-Case–Commercial Mortgage Forbearance Consideration Begins

While the hope remains that the recession will be short-lived with a strong recovery in the second half of 2020, commercial real estate typically lags the broader economy. Any quick relief for the commercial mortgage industry will be due in part to government relief efforts. It will take patience from market participants before a clear picture of various outcomes emerges, in part because so much of the CRE finance market impacted by COVID-19 is entering into forbearance agreements.