Posts about "Mortgage Loans (CMBS and RMBS)"

Valuation and Regulation Risks and Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

Adverse market conditions and lower valuations are creating litigation risks for commercial real estate (CRE) deal parties, particularly in the office sector. At the same time, opportunities exist for refinancing and a rebound in value where regulations can be eased or adapted to help CRE survive and thrive through the post-pandemic storm.

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Structured Credit Investor | Litigation Looms: Investor Disputes to Rise as CMBS Valuations Decline

Rising interest rates and post-pandemic trends have put pressure on valuations in the commercial real estate market in the United States, potentially triggering defaults and a rise in litigation over control rights in CMBS. Joseph Cioffi was quoted throughout the Structured Credit Investor article, “Litigation Looms: Invest or Disputes To Rise as CMBS Valuations Decline,” weighing in on how...

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How Valuation and Materiality Become Catalysts for CRE Litigation

An inescapable result of high interest rates and post-pandemic trends is downward pressure on commercial real estate valuations, especially in the office sector. Given commercial mortgage-backed securities and other deal structures in which control of the loan rests with the lowest priority interest that is in the money, reduced valuations will likely become the flashpoint for CRE litigation.

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The Wall of Maturities Looms in the Shadow of Bank Failures.  What’s Next for Commercial Real Estate?

Commercial real estate (CRE) sectors have not escaped the perma-crisis era in which we live, and the worst appears yet to come. First, hospitality and retail suffered setbacks with pandemic lockdowns. Then, the persistence of work-from-home and employee resistance to returning to the office drastically changed the flow of workers to the office and urban centers. Now, before those issues are...

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ABS Litigation 'Rules of Engagement' Explained

Joseph Cioffi was quoted in an SCI article, "ABS Litigation 'Rules of Engagement' Explained."

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Understanding the Hunstein Decision’s Impact on Debt Collection

In a recent Reuters Legal News article, Joseph Cioffi and Nicole Serratore discuss the Eleventh Circuit Hunstein case and the series of appeals which call into question debt collectors' routine practice of sharing consumer information with third-party vendors as part of collection activities.

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Refinancing Challenges and Litigations Put Focus on CMBS Valuation

The “Location, Location, Location” mantra intended to mean the three things that matter most in real estate should be replaced by “Valuation, Valuation, Valuation.” Valuation is the foundation of a successful CMBS deal and key to setting expectations, from cash flow to recovery. It should take paramount importance in times of economic flux because when, as now, there is uncertainty and the...

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