According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, U.S. commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies declined in the second quarter of 2022.
"Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgages fell again during the second quarter of 2022," said Jamie Woodwell, MBA's Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research. "Many capital sources are seeing delinquency rates at or approaching pre-pandemic levels, which were some of the lowest delinquency rates on record. MBA survey data have shown significant differences by property type as the COVID-19 pandemic's effects have morphed. These property-type differences, particularly across changing economic conditions, will continue to be a key factor in commercial and multifamily loan performance."
MBA's quarterly analysis looks at commercial/multifamily delinquency rates for five of the largest investor-groups: commercial banks and thrifts, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), life insurance companies, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Together, these groups hold more than 80 percent of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding. MBA's analysis incorporates the measures used by each individual investor group to track the performance of their loans. Because each investor group tracks delinquencies in its own way, delinquency rates are not comparable from one group to another. As just one example, Fannie Mae reports loans receiving payment forbearance as delinquent, while Freddie Mac excludes those loans if the borrower is in compliance with the forbearance agreement.
Based on the unpaid principal balance (UPB) of loans, delinquency rates for each group at the end of the second quarter of 2022 were as follows: