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  1. KBRA Releases Research - Freddie Mac K-Series: First-Quarter 2023 Defeasance and Supplemental Debt Plummet After Record High in 2022
    Business Wire | 06/02/23 11:22 AM EDT

    KBRA releases a new report on defeasance and supplemental debt, which climbed to an all-time high in 2022 for Freddie Mac K-Series deals. Despite the decline in activity in 2H 2022, defeasance may have benefited from lower Treasury prices due to the rise in the 10-year note, as the cost to replace property cash flows with defeasance Treasury securities became cheaper.

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