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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Major Apartment Owner Delinquent

by Calculated Risk on 12/13/2007 09:15:00 AM

From CoStar: TROUBLE IN TEXAS: Huge Multifamily Owner Nears Collapse (hat tip Nick)

MBS Cos., one of the largest multifamily property owners in the country, is delinquent, in default or in danger of becoming so, on more than $900 million in loans.

... if MBS defaults, it ... will ... generate a huge spike up in CMBS delinquencies, expected to be reported this week or next.

PNC Financial Services Group originated almost all of the loans made to MBS Cos., about 90% of MBS's total loan exposure. Most of those loans are no longer on PNC's books because they were off-loaded into commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) ...

As of last month, Smuck-affiliated companies had as many as 65 other loans totaling more than $900 million spread across 36 CMBS deals. Most of the loans were taken out since 2000, some as recently as this year. Nearly two-thirds of those were reported to be at least 30 or more days delinquent ...