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Commercial MBS


Euro Regulators to Heed Latest Call for More Securitization

A paper last week penned by the European Central Bank and Bank of England calls for facilitating "high quality" securitization. Regulators are likely pay attention, says Barclays.

Coldwater Top Tenant in 3 CMBS Loans

Coldwater Creek’s plan to close its doors by early summer should have minimal impact on CMBS performance; however the retailer is a top tenant in three conduit loans.

Senators Unveil Terrorism Insurance Legislation

A bipartisan group of senators announced a deal Thursday to reauthorize and extend the country's terrorism risk insurance program; it is expected to be taken up by the Banking Committee in coming weeks.

Spirit Realty Readies $912m Net Lease ABS

The transaction is backed by net leases on 647 commercial real estate properties and 82 properties securing 11 mortgage loans. Spirit is the second-largest, publicly traded triple-net lease REIT in the U.S.

Sears Closings Creates Woes for CMBS Conduits

Sears, Roebuck & Co. continues to close stores and sell off assets, creating significant risk for commercial mortgage bonds backed by properties leased by the retailer.



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?

CMBS Approaching Point of No Return

The commercial mortgage-backed securities market’s near miraculous turn around and the bonds’ plunging spreads, as well as indications of deteriorating credit quality, suggest buyers should beware.

More Downgrades in Store for European MBS, ABS

By tweaking one aspect of its methodology for rating securitizations, Moody’s Investors Service has set the stage for more downgrades of deals issued out of peripheral Eurozone countries.