Commercial MBS


Ares Closes on $309M Commercial Real Estate CLO

At closing on Aug. 15, a total of $309 million of investment grade bonds were sold to third parties at an initial weighted average coupon of LIBOR plus 145 basis points.

Chalkhill Preps U.K. Student Housing CMBS

Chalkhill Partners plans to issue a large loan, agency style U.K. CMBS that is secured by student housing, according to a Standard & Poor’s presale report.

CMBS Delinquencies Flat Following 15-Month Decline: Fitch

After commercial mortgage-backed security delinquencies declined for 15 straight months, this streak came to an end in July.

American Residential Prices Debut Securitization Wide

The wider pricing on American Residential Properties debut $342.2 million single-family rental (SFR) bond shows that investors continue to pull back on the aggressive pricing the bonds experienced at the start of the year.

MS, Citi & DB Price $1B Bahamas Resort Hotel CMBS

The Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup led BHMS 2014-ATLS Mortgage Trust priced $1.0 billion of securities backed by a single loan secured by the Atlantis Resort hotel in Paradise Island, Bahamas.



Reg AB II Returns from Limbo

Regulation AB governs registration, reporting and disclosure requirements for all things asset-backed. The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be ready to update it significantly, but, nearly four years after changes were originally proposed, it’s not clear exactly what the Commission will do.

Finra Files Proposal to Disseminate Price Data

The proposal would introduce dissemination of trade prices for securities ranging from highly liquid credit card and auto ABS to smaller and more esoteric deals in asset classes such as time shares, to commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and highly structured CDOs and collateralized loan obligations.

Editor's Letter

As July came to a close, it was clear to everyone at ASR that the structured finance market was not about to take a vacation.

People on the Move

DFG Taps Goldman Vet, Barclays Bulks Up on CMBS, Ares Adds Jeffrey Kramer and the ASF Retains Mike Williams as Policy Adviser

Silver Lining

Could higher yields end up deepening the investor base for asset-backeds?


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China Auto Securitization Gears Up

As more and more Chinese gain the financial access to buy a car with a loan, lenders will look increasingly to securitization to keep origination going.

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