Commercial MBS


C-SAIL Marks Return to CMBS Conduit for Credit Suisse

CSAIL 2015-C1 is the bank's first deal backed entirely by loans it underwrote since 2007.

Morgan Stanley Plans $545M Large Loan CMBS

Morgan Stanley is offering $545 million of securities backed by five large commercial mortgage loans.

American Homes 4 Rent's Securitization Pops Balloon Repayment Risk

American Homes 4 Rent’s latest transaction, AH4R SFR 2015-1, deals with one of the biggest risks inherent in single- family rental bonds: balloon repayment risk.

Graybar Building Backs $300M Morgan Stanley CMBS

Morgan Stanley is securitizing the senior portion of a $300 million loan secured by the Graybar Building located on 420 Lexington Ave in New York City. The asset was previously securitized in the COMM 2001-J1A transaction.

Wells Fargo Adds Another $1B to CMBS Pipeline

WFCM 2015-C27 is backed by 95 fixed-rate loans; it offers exposure to all the major property types, with retail, lodging, office, self-storage and multifamily representing the top five.



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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