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7 Things That Kill A CMBS Assumption

GlobeSt.com Featured Article 7 Things That Kill A CMBS Assumption Ann Hambly, Founder & CEO, 1st Service Solutions 7 March 2017 Flash back to 2003 The Mortgage Bankers Association performed a survey of the industry in 2003 to rate borrower satisfaction with...

Moving America Forward

Moving America Forward Featuring Ann Hambly, CEO and Founder of 1st Service Solutions Moving America Forward Hosted by William Shatner – Featuring 1st Service Solutions The companies and organizations selected to appear on Moving America Forward represent the...

U.S. mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens

U.S. | Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 6:18am EDT U.S. mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens (Featuring 1st Service Solutions) By Herbert Lash and Joy Wiltermuth | NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) – The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S....

‘Borrower Advocate’ Ranking

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...

1st Service Solutions Facilitates Ownership Transfer of $1.2B

1st Service Solutions Facilitates Ownership Transfer of $1.2B in CMBS Loans Commercial Observer | Finance Weekly 1st Service Solutions assisted Westwood Financial Corp. in the transfer of a $1.2 billion portfolio of commercial mortgage-backed securities loans. The...

Choppy Waters Ahead for Maturing CMBS Loans

By: Beth Mattson-Teig CMBS loan delinquencies have ticked higher in recent months and experts are predicting a more volatile stretch for the second half of the year as more large loans mature. Both Fitch and Trepp, research firms that track the market, have reported...

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7 Things That Kill A CMBS Assumption

GlobeSt.com Featured Article 7 Things That Kill A CMBS Assumption Ann Hambly, Founder & CEO, 1st Service Solutions 7 March 2017 Flash back to 2003 The Mortgage Bankers Association performed a survey of the industry in 2003 to rate borrower satisfaction with...

7 Things That Kill A CMBS Assumption

7 Things That Kill A CMBS Assumption MARCH 7, 2017 | BY ANN HAMBLY GRAPEVINE, TX—The primary reason CMBS assumptions don’t close today is the conditions placed upon the buyer as part of the approvals process, writes 1st Service Solutions’ Ann Hambly in...

CMBS Risk Retention 101

Commercial Observer Article By Ann Hambly Before trying to understand the basics of the new risk retention regulations in commercial mortgage-backed securities, one must first understand the risk model of CMBS in general.  Golden Days of Yore In the olden days of...

The CMBS Middlewoman – Commercial Observer

The CMBS Middlewoman: Ann Hambly, CEO at 1st Service Solutions by Commercial Observer This has been quite the year for commercial mortgage-backed securities. As we approach the final leg of the maturity wall and borrowers are busy trying to refinance loans from the...

CMBS Uncertainty Threatens Lenders

Print Version Scotsman Guide Article written by Ann Hambly June 2016 The commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) business is a numbers game. CMBS conduit lenders generate profits by selling commercial loans into the secondary market, where they are packaged into...

Dispelling Myths of CMBS Financing, From Loan Payoffs to Modifications

by Ann Hambly The primary reason that property owners express such a disdain for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) is that the financing vehicle is “mysterious.” There is no source or website anyone can go to that will explain how a CMBS loan really works,...

The Best Selling Method: Know Your Clients

There’s a push or pull to all messages, but they’re all personal by: Ann Hambly Push marketing and pull marketing: They’re two contrasting methods that define how best to approach customers. In push marketing, you take your service directly to your clients — push it...

Shopping Center Aims to Buck Mall Closure Trend

Shopping malls have taken a beating over the past few years with major retailers such as Sears and Macy’s pulling out of prime anchor spots. While the average vacancy rate at the nation’s malls was 92.7 percent in 2014, 25 of the nation’s nearly 1,000 shopping malls...