Commercial Debt Resolution Advisor Ranking

Morningstar Credit Ratings Assigns Commercial Mortgage Vendor Ranking to 1st Service Solutions as a Commercial Debt Resolution Advisor

1st Service Solutions is honored to announce that it has received the industry’s 1st ever ‘Borrower Advocate’ ranking.  Morningstar assigned a ranking of MOR CV2 to 1st Service Solutions, recognizing the firms successful track record as an advocate for CMBS borrowers.

Borrower Advocate Ranking

Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today assigned its MOR CV2 commercial mortgage vendor ranking to 1st Service Solutions (1st Service), a privately held company, as a commercial debt resolution advisor. Morningstar’s forecast for the ranking is Stable.

The assigned ranking reflects Morningstar’s assessment of 1st Services’ ample track record as an advocate for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) borrowers to resolve their distressed loans, as well as the depth of asset-management and commercial loan servicing experience of its personnel. The company provides distressed debt resolution consulting and negotiation services to borrowers primarily on securitized commercial mortgages. The ranking also takes into consideration the firm’s well-developed policies and procedures and the sound technology it employs in the administration of its business.

As of July 31, 2016, the company had completed 32 total loan resolutions compared with 45 in 2015 and 52 in 2014. Since 2011, 1st Service has completed 397 loan resolutions. These cover a wide variety of resolution methodologies, property types, and geographic locations. These resolutions represent work with 19 different special servicers in myriad CMBS transactions.

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