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KBRA: CMBS Delinquencies Top 4% with 23-bp Monthly Increase

The delinquency rate among U.S. CMBS rated by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) rose 23 basis points in August, reaching 4.16%. The monthly increased followed July’s 34-bp increase.

However, KBRA said the total delinquent and specially serviced loan rate had a smaller 1-bp monthly increase, reaching 6.45%. Nearly $900 million of last month’s $18.1 billion of specially serviced loans were returned to the master servicer or liquidated, which helped keep the overall rate in line with last month.

In August, CMBS loans totaling $1.8 billion were either transferred to special servicing or became newly delinquent, with 32.8% ($603.9 million) of that tally due to imminent or actual maturity default.

Office continues to have the highest exposure, accounting for 41.4% ($762.3 million) of the newly specially serviced and newly delinquent loans, said KBRA. Retail came in second at 26.6% ($489.1 million), and mixed-use was third at 15.4% ($283.8 million).


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