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Wells Ranks Top Among Commercial Servicers in 2013

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released over the weekend its year-end ranking of commercial and multifamily servicers' volumes--and once again, Wells Fargo topped the list. According to MBA's numbers, Wells Fargo took the No. 1 spot with $434.4 billion in dollar volume and 33,354 in loan volume. Following it were PNC Real Estate ($369.6 billion, up from $337.6 billion the previous year) and Berkadia Commercial Mortgage ($235.4 billion, up from $197.3 billion).

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Commercial Real Estate Loan Prices Flat in November

Commercial real estate (CRE) loan prices in the secondary market were largely flat in November, according to the latest report from DebtX, a loan sale advisor for commercial, consumer, and specialty finance debt. The estimated price of whole loans increased to 92.7 percent as of November 30, rising from 92.3 percent the prior month. Loan values were 89.4 percent. Meanwhile, DebtX's Loan Liquidity Index was 107.5, up from 105.7 in October.

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Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Posts Third-Quarter Gains

Outstanding commercial/multifamily debt increased in the third quarter, marking a full year of quarterly increases, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). In dollar volume, commercial/multifamily mortgage debt rose $6.6 billion over the quarter, bringing the national total to $2.38 trillion. The greatest third-quarter increase in commercial/multifamily debt was seen in agency and GSE portfolios and mortgage-backed securities, a sector that reported an increase of $9.4 billion.

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Office Loan Defaults Bring CMBS Default Rate Up in Q3

The cumulative default rate for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in the U.S. rose over the third quarter, largely due to an increase in defaults among office loans, according to the latest data from Fitch Ratings. The rate rose from 13.2 percent in the second quarter of this year to 13.5 percent in the third quarter, according to Fitch. Office loans made up more than half of both newly defaulted loans in the third quarter and year-to-date defaults, according to the ratings agency.

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