KBRA Releases Monthly CMBS Trend Watch

BY Business Wire | AGENCY | 05/03/24 12:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBRA releases the April 2024 issue of CMBS Trend Watch.

U.S. private label CMBS issuance slowed to $6.4 billion in April from $9 billion in March amid widening spreads. There were 11 deals including nine single-borrower (SB) and two conduit deals that priced in April, with year-over-year volume up 213%. Based on our current visibility, there could be up to 17 deals announced in May and June. These include eight SB, seven conduits, one Freddie Mac (Agency), and one commercial real estate collateralized loan obligation (CRE CLO).

In April, KBRA published pre-sales for seven deals ($5.9 billion) including four SB ($3.2 billion), two conduits ($1.8 billion), and one Agency ($866 million). April?s surveillance activity included a ratings review of 481 securities issued in connection with 43 transactions. Of the 481 ratings, 444 were affirmed, 25 were downgraded, and 12 were upgraded. In addition, six ratings were placed on Watch Developing. The activity was effectuated across 43 transactions including 24 conduits, nine Agencies, eight SBs, one CRE CLO, and one small balance commercial deal.

This month?s edition also highlights recent KBRA research publications that cover various topical issues.

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