Fitch: U.S. CMBS Delinquencies Set to Finish 2015 Below 4%

NEW YORK--()--Continued strong new issuance and active specially serviced loan resolutions brought about another month of decline in the U.S. CMBS delinquency rate last month, according to the latest index results from Fitch Ratings.

Loan delinquencies fell 21 basis points (bps) in November to 4.16% from 4.37% a month earlier. The dollar balance of late-pays fell $696 million to $15.7 billion from $16.4 billion in October.

November resolutions of $1 billion were nearly triple the amount of new delinquencies of $325 million. In addition, Fitch-rated new issuance volume of $7.3 billion in October (eight transactions) surpassed $4.7 billion in portfolio runoff, causing an increase in the index denominator.

Current and previous delinquency rates by property type are as follows:

--Retail: 5.27% (from 5.51% in October);

--Office: 4.71% (from 4.80%);

--Hotel: 4.23% (from 4.57%);

--Multifamily: 4.27%* (from 4.42%);

--Industrial: 4.38% (from 4.22%);

--Mixed Use: 2.99% (from 4.08%);

--Other: 0.90% (from 0.93%).

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Mary MacNeill, +1-212-908-0785
Managing Director
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Melissa Che, +1-212-612-7862
Director
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1-212-908-0278
New York
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com