Commercial MBS


JP Morgan, Goldman Plan Large Loan Shopping Mall CMBS

Starwood Retail Property Trust 2014-STAR is backed by a three-year, floating-rate loan with two one-year extension options. The loan pays only interest for its entire term.

S&P Takes $60M Charge for Possible CMBS Settlement

During a conference call today, executives at the rating agency’s parent company, McGraw Hill, announced that it has recorded the $60 million charge in its third quarter earnings.

JP Morgan, Barclays Ready $1.2B CMBS

A pool of 65 commercial mortgage loans secured by 157 properties backs the deal, JPMBB 2014-C25. Office properties represent the highest concentration of the pool at 39.9% and retail properties represent 26.7% of the pool

RAIT Prices $219M CMBS

The REIT priced the $181.3M senior piece at 175 basis points over Libor.

Four Seasons Maui Behind Credit Suisse CMBS

Credit Suisse plans to issue $350 million in securities backed by a single commercial mortgage loan that is secured by the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea-Makena, Hawaii, according to Morningstar.



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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