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S&P Commits Professional Suicide With Ratings Round Trip, Underlying CRE Remains Toxic Garbage

Rare? Medium Rare? Medium? Well Done? S&P? Indeed, as the last peg in the gradation of burnt to a crisp, S&P smells completely done. As in there isn't even left a shadow of a doubt that all S&P does is pander to the solicitations of whatever few remaining clients it may have, or, as the case may be, the U.S. government. Any credibility S&P, which one would be excused for confusing with Sycophantic & Pathetic, may have tried to salvage over the past 6 months has been gutted and left to dry after this most recent fiasco, which is the final straw on theMcGraw-Hill subsidiary's expedited route to the NRSRO utterly discredited trash heap.

David Faber On Goldman CRE Write Downs And REIT Pain

David Faber discusses Goldman's real estate losses, and draws some conclusions about the upcoming pain for REITs. And yet, thanks to Goldman, which has been instrumental in upgrading and issuing stock for the REITs (and having a massive blow out quarter thanks in large part to its REIT underwriting activity), the sector is doing unprecedentedly well. Surely one has to wonder just what must happen at this point for people to realize what a ticking time bomb Commercial REITs are?

CRE Distressed Auctions Coming, 90%-Off Minimum Bids

And so reality, and realty, starts to catch up (with commercial real estate at least, if not with the market). Bloomberg reports that Sperry Van Ness and Guardian Real Estate Services LLC will conduct auctions on various commercial real estate properties in California, Idaho and other western states.

Second Budget Hotel Bankruptcy In One Week, CRE Getting Monkeyhammered

First it was Extended Stay, which filed for bankruptcy last week (and whose unexpected filing may make life for CMBS participants very complicated as the law of unintended consequences strikes again). Today, it is budget hotel chain Red Roof Inn. The company, which owns 210 hotels, defaulted on $367 million of mortgage debt, has a total of $1.2 billion in total debt, including mezz loans and other notes. The company was purchased a mere 2 years ago by Citigroup (yep, the same phenomenal deal makers who wouldn't know how to find their gluteus maximum with a magnifying glass, bought a 79% stake in yet another toxic piece of garbage) from Accor SA for $1.3 billion.

Moody's: "Sellers Beginning To Capitulate To Realities Of CRE Markets."

Moody's has released its April Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) update and it is a doozy: -8.6%, after what many had expected was a shooting green reading of just -1.7% in March. The problem that many don't grasp, that even Moody's has finally caught on, is that once capitulation in CRE sets in, the bottom will be torn out.

Moody's: "Sellers Beginning To Capitulate To Realities Of CRE Markets."

Moody's has released its April Moody's/REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI) update and it is a doozy: -8.6%, after what many had expected was a shooting green reading of just -1.7% in March. The problem that many don't grasp, that even Moody's has finally caught on, is that once capitulation in CRE sets in, the bottom will be torn out. Furthermore, after the Madison random walk last week, this weekend I did a comparable one for 5th Avenue.

Some More CRE Venus Fly Trap Shoots

Between RealPoint and TREPP, any investor who has the reading comprehension of an 8 year old, the excel skills of a moderately well-trained primate and access to either or both of these databases, should be able to extract sufficient data that will promptly indicate just what commercial real estate is shooting up these days. Whatever it is, it sure ain't green.

Some More CRE Venus Fly Trap Shoots

Between RealPoint and TREPP, any investor who has the reading comprehension of an 8 year old, the excel skills of a moderately well-trained primate and access to either or both of these databases, should be able to extract sufficient data that will promptly indicate just what commercial real estate is shooting up these days. Whatever it is, it sure ain't green.

Will TALF 3.0 Be Enough For A CRE Lazarus Act

Several reports came out today on CNBC and other MSM conduits about a brand new government effort which may consider expanding the already many-times revised TALF program to capture all sorts of commercial real estate securities, including the uber toxic ones, and extend the duration on TALF loans from the established 3 years to 5 or more years.