Safe Collateral, Arm's-Length Credit : Evidence from the Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Market
Abstract: When collateral is safe, there are less opportunities for things to go wrong. We examine matching between collateral and creditors in the commercial real estate mortgage market by comparing loans in commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) conduits and bank portfolios. We model CMBS financing as lower cost but less informed, such that only safe collateral is funded by CMBS. This prediction is tested using the 2007-2009 shutdown of the CMBS market as a natural experiment. The loans funded by banks that would have been securitized are less likely to default or be renegotiated, indicating that the securitization channel, when available, funds safe collateral.
File(s): File format is application/pdf https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/feds/files/2017056pap.pdf
Part of Series: Finance and Economics Discussion Series
Publication Date: 2017-05
Pages: 41 pages