In this webinar and paper, Moody’s Analytics REIS and CWCapital provide expert insight and trend analysis of COVID-19 and distress in debt markets.
In economic downturns, there is typically a clear chain of events that transfer distress in the overall economy to distress in CMBS markets. What makes the COVID-19 crisis different is that distress is unfolding much faster, relative to prior downturns.
Publicly available data from the CMBS markets shows the commercial real estate industry as a whole experiencing an extraordinary amount of stress. But what does this situation look like for loan servicers, lenders and investors? What trade-offs and decisions do industry professionals have to make given the kind of relief requests they have been receiving? Will distress become more widespread given the expected duration and depth of this downturn, or will some property types or geographic markets emerge relatively unscathed?