Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Aussie's cousins are not fairing any better

UK CMBS isn't like US CMBS either, and they are having problems similar to the Aussies - short-term, floating-rate, maturing now and underwater...

From Bloomberg (again, no link, so sorry)
Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, Canada’s biggest pension-fund manager, may lose 285 million pounds ($462 million) on debt secured against investor Simon Halabi’s London properties after their value fell about 50 percent, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Caisse de Depot holds the junior portion of a 1.45 billion- pound loan secured against Halabi’s nine office properties, said the people, who declined to be identified because the information isn’t public. The senior portion of the loan, 1.15 billion pounds, was packaged into commercial mortgage-backed securities in 2006. Holders of the bonds, which are in default, rank first when the debt is repaid. Interest payments to the junior lender have already stopped.

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