Preventing Covid-19 From Infecting the Commercial Mortgage Market

March 24, 2020

Article by:  Thomas J. Barrack “As a direct consequence of the necessary response measures to COVID-19, high performing mortgage loans across the entire commercial real estate sector (approximately $16 trillion in aggregate), which had previously been grounded in solid economic fundamentals, are suddenly experiencing a temporary meltdown in cash flows. We are seeing the beginning…read more

The Economic Shock of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Commercial Real Estate Values

March 11, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is causing great turbulence in the global economy.  Stock markets around the world have plunged, the price of oil has crashed, and the 10-year U.S. T-bill is edging closer to zero.  Cancellations, curbed travel and supply chain disruptions are taking a toll on economic fundamentals, which will likely lead to a pronounced…read more