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Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies in U.S. Remain Low in Q2

Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies in U.S. Remain Low in Q2

Commercial News » New York City Edition | By WPJ Staff | September 24, 2019 8:00 AM ET



According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies in the U.S. remained low in the second quarter of 2019.

WPJ News | Jamie Woodwell, MBA's Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Research

Jamie Woodwell

"The strong economy, low interest rates, and liquid finance markets are all contributing to delinquency rates that are at or near record lows for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans," said Jamie Woodwell, MBA's Vice President of Commercial Research & Economics. "Despite uncertainty on many economic fronts, it is hard to identify factors that would dramatically change the delinquency rate picture in the near term."

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, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Together, these groups hold more than 80 percent of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding.

Based on the unpaid principal balance (UPB) of loans, delinquency rates for each group at the end of the second quarter were as follows:

  • Banks and thrifts (90 or more days delinquent or in non-accrual): 0.46 percent, a decrease of 0.02 percentage points from the first quarter;
  • Life company portfolios (60 or more days delinquent): 0.04 percent, unchanged from the first quarter;
  • Fannie Mae (60 or more days delinquent): 0.05 percent, a decrease of 0.02 percentage points from the first quarter;
  • Freddie Mac (60 or more days delinquent): 0.03 percent, unchanged from the first quarter; and
  • CMBS (30 or more days delinquent or in REO): 2.46 percent, a decrease of 0.15 percentage points from the first quarter.



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