Commercial Mortgage News – CMBS Delinquency Rates Continue to Climb – Hotels and Apartments are Worse Performers

New CMBS delinquency numbers via Fitch show that hotel loans are the worst performing category of commercial mortgage paper.

The general delinquency rate for all CMBS (again according to Fitch) was 3.58% as-of September ’09. That represents a 54 bps up-tick in troubled loans compared to August and a whopping 2.4% jump YTD. The trend is unmistakable and disturbing.

Along with hotels (5.83% delinquent in September), multi-family loans are fairing poorly with a September delinquency rate of 5.72%.

Currently, the biggest debacle in multi-family is a non-performing $195mm loan against the Babcock and Brown portfolio that contains about 14 equity hemorrhaging properties in NV, FL and other locations in the Southeast. Colum Financial made that loan to B&B and, not surprisingly, they are now out of business.

The ever helpful IRS has changed its rules to allow loan services to modify CMBS loans before they default without the huge tax penalties that used to exist. But it takes capital to restructure loans and the capital markets, especially the mortgage bond markets, are still dysfunctional. In-other-words, not only is there no liquidity for new loans but there is no liquidity to fund modifications of the old loans.

It seems that all loans are troubled loans now.

If other sectors worsen we can expect overall delinquencies to hit 5% by the second quarter of next year.  

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Private and Institutionally Funded Commercial Mortgage Loans – Online, by MasterPlan Capital LLC

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