The delinquency rate for commercial real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) rose slight last month, the first upswing since June 2017, according to new data from Trepp LLC.
In March, the Trepp CMBS Delinquency Rate upticked by four basis points to 4.55 percent. However, last month’s rate was also 82 basis points lower than the 5.37 percent set one year earlier. The percentage of commercial real estate loans that are seriously delinquent dropped five basis points to 4.39 percent.
Among the individual sectors within commercial real estate, the multifamily delinquency rate dipped by one basis point to 2.39 percent, and Trepp identified apartment loans as the best performing major property type. The office delinquency rate climbed 34 basis points to 5.80 percent in March, the largest increase among the sectors.