The Real Deal Miami

Maturing loans on shaky ground

Some CMBS loans that are coming due soon are worrying investors
By Matthew Egan | November 07, 2016 08:45AM


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From the October issueJust beneath the surface of Miami’s strong commercial real estate market, a cluster of troubled pre-financial crisis loans imperiled by shaky shopping centers and half-empty office parks is coming due. To complicate matters, some of these loans were packaged into commercial mortgage-backed securities by now-notorious investment banks that no longer exist — such as Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns.

Several of these commercial properties in the greater Miami region are showing signs of financial stress, according to CMBS data compiled for The Real Deal by New York real estate research firm Trepp. [more]