The CRED iQ research team focused upon the underwriting of the latest market transactions.  We wanted to understand they key loan metrics across this universe to get a real-time sense of the new issues marketplace.     

CRED iQ analyzed underwriting metrics for the latest 8 CMBS conduit transactions.  We reviewed 500 properties associated with 302 new loans totaling $6.4 billion in loan value.  All of the loans were originated within the past 4 months.  Our analysis examined interest rates, loan-to-values (“LTV”), DSCR (NCF), debt yields, and cap rates.  We further broke down these statistics to show a minimum, maximum and average for each metric and by property type.


In total, 41 properties (of the 500 total in our analysis) were secured by office assets, comprising a total loan balance of $673.5 million.  Average interest rates were 7.5% and ranged from 6.9% to 8.3.  Cap rates ranged from 5.5% to 9.3% and had an average of 7.1% for the office sector.  Debt yields and DSCRs averaged 13.3% and 1.54, respectively.  Office LTVs were 54.2% on average.


There were 105 properties secured by multifamily properties totaling $1.3 billion in new loan originations.  Interest rates ranged from 4.7% to 8.3% with an average of 6.9%.  Cap rates ranged from 4.3% to 10.8% and had an average of 6.0% for the multifamily sector.  Average debt yields and DSCRs were the lowest across all property types at 9.6% and 1.49 respectively.  Meanwhile, the multifamily LTV average was the highest value across property types at 59.5%. 


By loan value, retail was the most popular asset type with $2.3 billion.  In total, 128 properties were secured by retail properties.  Interest rates ranged from 6.2% to 9.0% with an average of 7.2%.  Cap rates ranged from 4.8% to 12.3% with an average of 6.7% for the retail sector.  The average debt yield was 15.2%. The average DSCR of 2.06 was the highest of any sector, while the LTV of 45.5% was the lowest. 

Other Notable Findings

Hotels had the highest average interest rate (7.7%), cap rate (8.1%), and debt yield (17.1%) across the sectors.

Manufactured housing represented the smallest property type with only 12 properties backing $59.9 million.  Self storage properties had the lowest average cap rate at 5.8%. 

About CRED iQ

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The platform also offers a highly efficient valuation engine which can be leveraged across all property types and geographies. Our data platform is powered by over $2.0 trillion in transactions and data covering CRE, CMBS, CRE CLO, Single Asset Single Borrower (SASB), and all of GSE / Agency.