Commercial MBS


Real Estate Finance Expert Brain Olasov Moves to Carlton Fields

Olasov, who was previously with McKenna Long & Aldridge, has an extensive background on real estate capital markets, troubled mortgage loans, and banking challenges.

Freddie Launches 2nd Small Balance Multifamily Loan Deal

Arbor Commercial Mortgage originated the 42 small balance multifamily mortgages that are underwritten by Freddie Mac and that back the SB2 Certificates.

Forget China; ABS Investors Only Have Eyes for the Fed

Spreads on many kinds of asset-backeds are at their widest levels of the year, but the price action is nothing like what is happening in the Dow and S&P 500 indexes, which lost another 5% Monday.

Barclays: CMBS Primary On Hold Until September

The Wells Fargo/Societe General $716 million WFCM 2015-SG1 that priced last Tuesday is expected to be the last deal to price in the month of August.

Walker & Dunlop Hires Chief Operating Officer of CMBS Lending

Walker & Dunlop has hired Jeffrey Taschler, a veteran in commercial real estate lending and structured finance, as chief operating officer of its CMBS lending platform.



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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