The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) recently released its mid-year ranking of commercial and multifamily mortgage servicers' volume as of mid-2016. At the top of the list is Wells Fargo Bank N.A. with $502.2 billion in U.S. master and primary servicing, followed by PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services with $499.1 billion, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC with $220.6 billion, KeyBank N.A. with $195.4 billion, and CBRE Loan Services with $108.3 billion.
Wells Fargo, PNC/Midland, KeyBank, and Berkadia are the largest master and primary servicers of commercial/multifamily loans in U.S. commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS), collateralized debt obligations (CDO) and other asset-backed securities (ABS); PNC/Midland, CBRE Loan Services, Prudential Asset Resources, and MetLife are the largest servicers for life companies; PNC/Midland, Wells Fargo, Walker & Dunlop, LLC, and Berkeley Point Capital, LLC are the largest Fannie Mae servicers; Wells Fargo, PNC/Midland, KeyBank, and CBRE Loan Services are the largest Freddie Mac servicers.
PNC/Midland ranks as the top master and primary servicer of commercial bank and savings institution loans; of loans for the credit companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), and investment funds; and of loans for FHA and Ginnie Mae. Wells Fargo is the top servicer for loans held in warehouse facilities. Berkadia is the top for other investor type loans.
A primary servicer is generally responsible for collecting loan payments from borrowers, performing property inspections and other property-related activities. A master servicer is typically responsible for collecting cash and data from primary servicers and then providing that cash and data, through trustees, to investors.
The largest named special servicers were PNC/Midland, Wells Fargo, LNR Partners LLC, CW Capital Asset Management LLC, and C-III Asset Management, LLC. PNC/Midland is the largest special servicer for CMBS loans.
The MBA survey also collected servicing volumes for loans on commercial/multifamily properties located outside the United States. Situs Companies ranks as the largest master and primary servicer of non-U.S. commercial/multifamily mortgages, followed by CBRE Loan Services.