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CMBS Delinquencies Continue Streak of Declines into 15 Months

The Trepp CMBS delinquency rate declined sharply in September with the latest number being a little over half the level seen at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, reported the analytics firm’s Manus Clancy.  

The delinquency rate in September was 5.25%, a drop of 39 basis points from the August number. The percentage of loans currently 30 days delinquent is 0.24%, down 17 basis points for the month, Trepp reported. 

“After two huge jumps in May and June 2020, the rate has now fallen for 15 consecutive months,” Clancy reported. “The September number represented another sizable decline, with the rate falling almost 1% over the last two months.” 

By property type, the lodging sector maintains the highest delinquency rate. However, Trepp data show that over the past 12 months, it has also experienced the steepest decline in delinquencies, with the September 2021 rate about half that of a year earlier.  

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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