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Commercial mortgage delinquencies remained low in the third quarter of 2022, but the Mortgage Bankers Association cautioned that stress is expected

MBA: Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Low, But Stress May Be Ahead

Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies remained low in 2022’s third quarter, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. Delinquencies ranged from 0.09% for life company mortgage loans to 2.77% for CMBS. 

“The delinquency rate for mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties remained low at the end of the third quarter,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s head of commercial real estate research. “For example, the share of bank-held CRE loan balances that were delinquent has only been lower once – just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic – in the series’ 30-year history.” 

He added, though, “The conditions that pushed delinquency rates to these near-record lows have been shifting, and we expect to see some stress work its way back into some loans. Very slight increases during the third quarter in the delinquency rates of life company and Freddie Mac loans may signal the beginning of these trends.” 

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