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MBA: CRE Loan Delinquencies Rise for All Major Lender Groups 

Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquencies increased in the first quarter of 2023, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. Although the quarterly increases were no larger than 0.13 percentage points for each major lender group, nonetheless they occurred across the board. 

“Ongoing stress caused by higher interest rates, uncertainty around property values, and questions about fundamentals in some property markets are beginning to show up in commercial mortgage delinquency rates,” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s head of commercial real estate research. “Delinquency rates increased for every major capital source during the first quarter, foreshadowing additional strains that are likely to work their way through the system.” 

By lender group, Q1 delinquencies were as follows: 

  • Banks and thrifts: 0.58%, up 0.13 percentage points from Q4 2022; 
  • Life company portfolios: 0.21%, up 0.10 percentage points; 
  • Fannie Mae: 0.35%, up 0.11 percentage points; 
  • Freddie Mac: 0.13%, up 0.01 percentage points; 
  • CMBS: 3.00%, up 0.10 percentage points. 

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