The buyers of the most risky bonds in the CMBS structure (commonly referred to as the b-buyer) have the right to review all the loans in a CMBS pool in which they buy the bonds in the riskiest position. As part of the review, the b-buyer has the opportunity to “kick-out” of the pool or request price … [Read more...] about 9.29.14: Franchise Expirations an Issue for CMBS Conduit Loans
Archives for September 2014
Reis reported that the apartment vacancy rate of 4.1% was unchanged in the second quarter of 2014. In the second quarter of 2013 (a year ago) the vacancy rate was 4.3%. And the rate peaked at 8.0% at the end of 2009. Vacancy was unchanged during the second quarter at 4.1%, a slight worsening from … [Read more...] about 9.21.14: Update on Apartment Vacancy Rates
In an interesting twist to the structure of CMBS conduit offerings, the junior AAA-rated class of some recent offerings has split ratings for the first time. The junior AAA-rated class is the second most senior class of CMBS, a notch below the AAA-rated super-senior class, which provides 30% … [Read more...] about 9.19.14: It’s a Split Decision for CMBS
A federal court judge has ruled against individuals seeking to remove the entire Asian-American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Board of Directors. In a recent ruling, Judge Harold Murphy rejected the plaintiffs’ motion citing long-standing law the showed the plaintiffs had not met the legal … [Read more...] about 9.15.14: Judge Rejects Lawsuit Motion in AAHOA Rift
We recently were delayed in closing a number of hotel loans due to a recurring issue. Often hoteliers, primarily those involved in the construction of smaller (less than $10 million) limited-service hotels, obtain their franchise agreement well in advance of property construction. This secures a … [Read more...] about 9.10.14: Watch Your Alignment!
CMBS spreads are slowing declining after widening dramatically in August; however, the market did not see a new multi-borrower conduit deal price after mid-August, so dealers noted that the spread improvement was based on secondary market trades. The last new multi-borrower CMBS deal to price was … [Read more...] about 9.5.14: CMBS Market Update and August Review
The “Wall Street Journal” recently reported that U.S. credit unions are stepping up lending aggressively, posting loan growth of 9.8% in the second quarter of 2014, according to data released by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). That easily surpassed the 4.9% increase in loans … [Read more...] about 9.2.14: Credit Union Lending Way Up