COVID-19 Resources

We’re here to keep you up-to-date as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and impact CRE markets.


June 2020 Markets Update

Posted July 6, 2020 by RealINSIGHT

In this issue of the CWCapital Markets Update, we review current performance, delinquencies, and developments in the marketplace and compare our March framework to how things have played out over the last few months.

Expert Insight: COVID-19 and Distress in CMBS Markets

Posted June 16, 2020 by RealINSIGHT

In this webinar and white paper, Moody’s Analytics REIS and CWCapital, affiliate company of RealINSIGHT, provide expert insight and trend analysis of COVID-19 and distress in debt markets.

Does My Commercial Property Insurance Have Coverage for COVID-19?

Posted April 28, 2020 by RealINSIGHT

Uncertainty is a fact of life for commercial real estate lenders in the age of coronavirus. In this post, we’ll take a close look at whether insurance coverage can help soften the blow taken by sectors like hospitality and retail.

CRE Software for Remote Work

Posted April 6, 2020 by RealINSIGHT

Best practices and essential features for commercial real estate asset management software that supports remote workforces.

Special Edition: March 2020 Markets Update

Posted April 1, 2020 by RealINSIGHT

This special issue of the CWCapital Markets Update analyzes the potential ramifications of two macro events that can only be described as extreme outliers, the COVID-19 crisis and the simultaneous collapse of world oil market prices.

A Data-Driven Method for Assessing Risk in Your Commercial Real Estate Portfolio

Posted March 24, 2020 by RealINSIGHT

Coronavirus. Stock market volatility. Rock-bottom oil prices. Interest rate cuts. It all seems to be happening at once. But there is something you can do about it.

Beyond the Virus: Rapidly Assessing CRE Exposure

Posted March 11, 2020 by RealINSIGHT

The fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak is the latest example of CRE portfolio managers’ need to rapidly assess exposure to both broad and specific events.

COVID-19 Information from the Web:

Lenders Provide “Mixed Bag” of Relief to CRE Borrowers

Posted June 29, 2020 by National Real Estate Investor

Lenders on commercial real estate have been inundated with forbearance requests. What they are willing to grant varies greatly by property type and borrower quality.

Commercial real estate ‘somehow has been skipped over,’ for COVID-19 aid.

Posted July 2, 2020 by MarketWatch

Lisa Pendergast, executive director of the CRE Finance Council, proposes a relief plan that would deliver cash to borrowers directly through equity investments.

Hotel, Retail Lead Late Loans – Will Other Assets Follow?

Posted June 2, 2020 by Commercial Property Executive

As signs of stress appear, Paul Fiorilla of Yardi Matrix takes stock of what’s ahead for mortgage performance.

CREFC’s Pendergast Highlights CMBS Outlook

Posted April 27, 2020 by National Real Estate Investor

NREI spoke with Lisa Pendergast, executive director at CREFC, about how this cycle might look compared to the Great Recession.

Landlords, Commercial Tenants Negotiate Rent Breaks Amid Coronavirus Disruption

Posted April 20, 2020 by The Wall Street Journal

Real-estate advisers and lawyers are brokering deals to defer or forgive rent payments, with some landlords asking for proof tenants need the relief.

Apartments So Far Weather Coronavirus Storm

Posted April 17, 2020 by Commercial Real Estate Direct

Roughly one month into the coronavirus pandemic, the multifamily market is managing relatively well.

It’s Time To Build

Posted April 2020 by Andreessen Horowitz

Every Western institution was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, despite many prior warnings. This monumental failure of institutional effectiveness will reverberate for the rest of the decade, but it’s not too early to ask why, and what we need to do about it.

Commercial Real Estate Must Do More Than Merely Adapt to Coronavirus

Posted April 15, 2020 by McKinsey & Company

COVID-19 is a humanitarian challenge that will have lasting effects on how people live, work, and play. By acting today, real estate leaders can best serve end users and ensure their own viability.

The Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing an Online Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Auction Website

Posted April 14, 2020 by RealINSIGHT Marketplace

How to choose the right online CRE auction website for you and your asset. As market uncertainty continues to impact the real estate sector, more and more commercial property owners are turning to online CRE auctions for their disposition needs.

Federal Reserve Takes Additional Actions to Provide up to $2.3 Trillion in Loans to Support the Economy

Posted April 9, 2020 by

The Federal Reserve on Thursday took additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy.

SEC Rejects CECL Delay for Nonbanks

Posted April 7, 2020 by CRE Finance Council

CREFC is continuing to engage with members, the SEC, and FASB to ensure all lenders have the necessary flexibility to deal with the numerous challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Massive Number Of CMBS Borrowers Seek Relief

Posted April 6, 2020 by Bisnow National

More than 2,600 U.S. commercial real estate borrowers in the CMBS sector sought debt relief during the two weeks ending on March 29, Fitch Ratings reports. The borrowers are holding a combined $49.1B in mortgage loans.

Here are the Metros With the Most Employment Risk

Posted April 6, 2020 by

By the time all is said and done, every industry and region will be impacted by the dramatic decline in economic activity, though the impact will vary by metro.

Issues Facing Commercial Mortgage Lenders in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted April 3, 2020 by The National Law Review

In this environment, lenders will face tough decisions on how to proceed with transactions that have yet to close and with closed transactions that are running into trouble.

Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus

Posted March 27, 2020 by Harvard Business Review

Coronavirus precautions have severed the flow of goods and people, stalled economies, and is in the process of delivering a global recession. Economic contagion is now spreading as fast as the disease itself.

The CARES Act and Federal Reserve Policy:A Response to COVID-19

Posted March 27, 2020 by Newark Knight Frank

Following is a summary of the law’s implications for stakeholders across the major commercial real estate property types.

How Real Estate Will Emerge From the Great Global Quarantine

Posted March 25, 2020 by Propmodo

An article from Propmodo discussing the impact of quarantine on commercial real estate.

Multifamily Remains Long-Term Investment Vehicle

Posted March 25, 2020 by

Tucker Knight, Berkadia senior managing director and head of Texas originations, recently shared some insights on the impact of the Fed’s interest rate decision and the lending outlook for Houston landlords.

Disfunctioning Capital Markets & Deals on the Horizon

Posted March 23, 2020 by RE Journals

After starting to feel the full effects of the pandemic, are cracks beginning to form in the heretofore solid foundation beneath commercial real estate?

Preventing COVID-19 From Infecting the Commercial Mortgage Market

Posted March 22, 2020 by Medium

Addressing this major looming crisis in liquidity in a coordinated manner will be essential in averting a crisis in credit and a long term economic recession.

How the Coronavirus May Impact U.S. CRE, From a CBRE Report

Posted February 21, 2020 by Commercial Property Executive

A CBRE report looks at possible economic ripple effects in the U.S. from the spreading outbreak and explores which sectors could be affected the most.

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