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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...

Trust issues

Redwood exit signals CMBS origination pull-back The US CMBS market has encountered a rocky start to 2016, with new issue pricing spreads performing unpredictably. A number of other concerns have cast doubt over profitability on the origination side, prompting...

WHY THE ‘WALL’ OF CMBS MATURITIES WON’T HURT SO BAD

“Coast cities like Los Angeles have the bubbles, and it’s here where we are seeing prices rise to levels that make CMBS properties attractive for refinance or sale,” says Ann Hambly, CEO of 1st Service Solutions, which advocates for CMBS borrowers. “About 20% or so of...

Brace Yourself for A Legislative Downpour

Congressional proposals could affect future real estate prices and project funding   by Rob Seidenwurm   Under the Capitol dome in Washington, lawmakers regularly produce a waterfall of regulations and tax laws that affect commercial mortgage origination. On...

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Harsh CMBS Maturities Ahead

Plan for loans maturing in 2015 and beyond to avoid financial pitfalls by: Ann Hambly More than $600 billion of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) loans were originated between the years of 2005 and 2007, making up a major percentage of legacy CMBS loans....

CMBS LOAN MATURITIES CAN BE LIKE A FALLING KNIFE

Underwater commercial real estate loans are putting senior bondholders, even some pension funds, at risk. By Ann Hambly According to Webster’s dictionary, a “falling knife” is a slang phrase for a security in which the current price or value has dropped significantly...

Is It Really Goodbye for QE3?

The Federal Reserve Bank ended its quantitative easing program last week on a satisfied note. The program accomplished what it was supposed to, the Fed said: it stabilized the economy during a time of upheaval and significant unemployment. In truth, though, the impact...

10-Year CMBS Loans: An Endangered Species?

The competitive threat e-tailers pose to traditional brick-and-mortar retailers is causing lenders to proceed with caution in this sector. The oncoming wave of maturing CMBS loans may be the last. READ THE...

Don’t Wander Back to Old CMBS Habits

Commercial mortgage professionals and their clients have been eagerly anticipating being able to reap the benefits of a less-restrictive credit market this year. A late-2013 survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute indicated that commercial...

Ask The Advisors – featuring Ann Hambly

“Will the Federal Reserve start to reign QE3 in the coming months, allowing the central bank to reduce its bond-buying stimulus?” Ask the advisors, featuring Ann Hambly, CEO and Founder of 1st Service...

Is The Worst of the CMBS Crisis Behind Us? 10 facts to consider

As a CMBS borrower advocate, I am frequently asked if the worst is behind us as far as CMBS defaults are concerned. Defaults have leveled off while property values have started to increase, so at first blush it does appear that the worst is over. But is that really...

Taking the Right Exit

Scotsman Guide, May 2012 By Ann Hambly, founder and co-CEO of 1st Service Solutions   Commercial mortgage brokers may sense a feeling of despair among clients who hold commercial mortgage- backed securities (CMBS). The prospects of the CMBS markets are not...

Brace Yourself for Rough Waters

Scotsman Guide, Feb. 2012 By Ann Hambly, founder and co-CEO of 1st Service Solutions   By the end of 2011, uncertainty over the future of distressed commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) overshadowed positive signs of lower delinquency rates. Defaults...