From left: 478 Third Avenue in Manhattan (source: PropertyShark) and 10 Metrotech Center in Brooklyn
The volume of delinquent commercial mortgage-backed securities in the U.S. rose to a staggering $61.4 billion last month, pegging the delinquency rate at a record-high 9.34 percent, according to a new report from real estate analytics firm Trepp. “While the rate continues to head higher, optimists can point to the fact that the rate of increase is significantly smaller than it was in the prior two months,” said Manus Clancy, managing director at Trepp. “Pessimists can counter that the jump comes despite the fact that new issues continue to make their way into the calculation and servicers continue to resolve troubled loans.”
After all but disappearing in the aftermath of the real estate crash, the CMBS market has already begun to rebound, with, by Trepp’s count, $12.7 billion in issues in 2010. Moody’s Investors Service recently projected that figure would rise to $37 billion this year. The Real Deal chronicled the reincarnation of the nation’s CMBS market in the January print magazine.
But in New York City, those fresh CMBS issues don’t appear to have made a dent in the delinquency rate yet…. [more]