CREFC in the News

One-on-One With CREFC’s Lisa Pendergast (Commercial Property Executive, September 29, 2023)

As Climate’s Impact on CRE Escalates, How Can Risk Be Managed? (Commercial Property Executive, March 30, 2023)

Survey Shows Improving Sentiment for CRE Finance Markets (Los Angeles Business Journal, March 7, 2023)

How CRE Is Doing on ESG Focus of NYU Conference (Commercial Search, February 28, 2023 )

CREFC Sentiment Index Tilts Upward After Five Consecutive Quarterly Declines (Connect CRE, January 7, 2023)

CRE Finance Sentiment Rises for First Time in Five Quarters (GlobeST, January 6, 2023)

KBRA Releases CREFC Capital Markets Conference Recap (Commercial Search, October 27, 2022 )

CREFC to Host Annual Capital Markets Conference (PR Newswire, October 3, 2022)

How Are CRE Lenders Responding to the Fed’s New Loan Workout Recommendations? (Wealth Management Real Estate, September 22, 2022)

Commercial Real Estate tunes out anti-ESG noise (Commercial Observer, September 1, 2022)

The CMBS Market Retrenches Amid Interest Rate Hikes (Wealth Management Real Estate, August 14, 2022)

New Performance Benchmark Draws Closer to Launch (Real Estate Capital, August 3, 2022) 

CREFC’s Lisa Pendergast says Investors Bracing for Uncertainty (REIT Magazine, July 28, 2022)

CRE Heavily Focused on Climate and Property Resilience (GlobeSt., June 29, 2022)

CREFC Issues Report on ESG in Commercial Real Estate (ConnectCRE, June 29, 2022)

CRE Finance Council’s Pendergast: Steering the ship through a (second) generational crisis (Real Estate Capital USA, June 22, 2022)

Commercial Observer Annual Conference Recap (Commercial Observer, June 21, 2022)

May You Live in Interesting Times (Commercial Observer – Print, June 20, 2022)

Market turmoil dampens mood at CREFC (Commercial Property Executive, June 17, 2022)

Council for the Defense (Commercial Observer – Print, June 15, 2022)

CREFC NYC 2022: Panelists discuss the new office “normal” (Commercial Observer, June 15, 2022)

CREFC NYC 2022: Valuations feeling heat from inflation (Commercial Observer, June 15, 2022)

CREFC NYC 2022: Congressional power change could alter CRE regulatory landscape (Commercial Observer, June 15, 2022)

CREFC’s New York conference draws record attendance as economic concerns set in (CRE Direct, June 14, 2022)

CREFC NYC 2022: Live from New York, it’s… Tuesday morning! (Commercial Observer, June 14, 2022)

11 must reads for the CRE industry today (Wealth Management Real Estate, June 14, 2022)

CRE Finance Council names new chair and board members
(Mortgage Professionals America, June 14, 2022)

CREFC NYC 2022: CRE industry well positioned to confront headwinds, Wells Fargo’s Kara McShane says
(Commercial Observer, June 14, 2022)

IFR Snapshot – No corporate bond offerings expected as market anticipates FOMC meeting (International Financing Review, June 13, 2022)

Seven must reads for the CRE industry today (Wealth Management Real Estate, June 13, 2022)

Five questions with NYU’s Sam Chandan at CREFC 2022 (Commercial Observer, June 13, 2022)

CREFC 2022 NYC: Acres Capital’s Mark Fogel talks CRE market sentiment
(Commercial Observer, June 13, 2022)

Lisa Pendergast talks CREFC NYC, state of CRE market
(Commercial Observer, June 13, 2022)

Positivity Plumments (Real Estate Capital Term Sheet, April 25, 2022)


SEC Climate Proposal: Industry Groups Pile In to Push Back on SEC’s Short Comment Period, as Senators Speak Out (JD Supra, April 21, 2022)

Climate Risks Prompting Shifts by Real Estate Investors (National Law Review, April 21, 2022)

Eight Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (Wealth Management Real Estate, April 20, 2022)

CRE investors are feeling less confident than at any point since April 2020 (Bisnow Tuesday, April 19, 2022)

Climate-Change Risks Get the Attention of Real Estate Investors (The New York Times, April 19, 2022)

CREFC's Lisa Pendergast on What's Ahead of the CRE CLO Market (Commercial Property Executive, April 6, 2022)

Remaining LIBOR Uncertainty Addressed in Omnibus Bill (Real Estate Capital, March 24, 2022)

CMBS Market Kicks Back Into Gear (Real Estate Capital, March 21, 2022)

SASB Deals Propelled CMBS Issuance to 14-Year High (Wealth Management Real Estate, February 7, 2022)

More states step up to guide LIBOR transition, provide stopgap solution  (CFO Dive, February 3, 2022)

If 2021 Was the Year of Legislative Action, 2022 Will Shift to Regulators (Trepp, February 2, 2022)

CREFC Board shows significant shift in outlook for 2022 (National Mortgage Professional, January 25, 2022)

Finance Leaders Paint Bright Picture at CREFC Conference (Commercial Property Executive, January 18, 2022)

CREFC's Lisa Pendergast Looks Ahead to Refinancing Boom, SOFR Transition (Real Estate Capital, January 14, 2022)

CREFC 2022: Multifamily Will Continue to Soar Amid Interest Rate Hikes (Commercial Observer, January 12, 2022)

CREFC 2022: Derek Jeter Hits Keynote Out of the Park (Commercial Observer, January 11, 2022)

CREFC 2022: Meridian's Ronnie Levine Talks Appetite for NYC Assets (Commercial Observer, January 10, 2022)

CREFC 2022: Trimont's New CEO Bill Sexton On Sunnier Days Ahead (Commercial Observer, January 10, 2022)

CREFC 2022: CMBS Shaping Up for Big Year Ahead (Commercial Observer, January 10, 2022)

House passes LIBOR replacement legislation for 'tough legacy' contracts (Commercial Observer, December 10, 2021)

Lenders set to Embrace SOFR as LIBOR Sunset News (Real Estate Capital, December 6, 2021)

Tax Policy Largely Stays the Course for CRE Execs (Commercial Property Executive, November 30, 2021)

Five Things to Know About the LIBOR-SOFR Transition (Real Estate Capital, October 10, 2021)

Conditions Ripe for Lending Boom. Will Discipline Hold? (Commercial Property Executive, October 14, 2021)

With Libor On Its Way Out, Commercial Real Estate Faces More Complex Lending Landscape  (Bisnow, October 13, 2021)

Ongoing Debate on LIBOR Replacement Hinders Transition Efforts (Wealth Management Real Estate, October 11, 2021)

CRE Braces for the Climate Disclosures Regs Coming from the SEC (GlobeSt., September 20, 2021)

Fight to quality in office real estate leaves trophy buildings the only winners (The Real Deal: Online, September 8, 2021)

Biden Asks Congress for a Longer Eviction Moratorium (GlobeSt., July 29, 2021) 

CRE lending is up, running and positive, says new survey  (, June 29, 2021) 

Outlook for CRE finance grows increasingly positive (Connect CRE, June 25, 2021) 

Multifamily asset prices now growing faster than industrial  (Bisnow, June 24, 2021) 

CRE Finance Council reveals optimistic outlook for the sector  (Mortgage Professional America, June 24, 2021) 

Commercial and multifamily lending outlook turns positive in 2Q  (National Mortgage News, June 23, 2021) 

Harbor Group International’s first CLO echoes market comeback  (Commercial Observer, May 26, 2021)

Two studies see strong rebound in CRE expectations  (, May 11, 2021) 

CREFC survey shows strong upward surge in industry outlook  (Connect CRE, May 10, 2021) 

2021 Power Finance (Commercial Observer, May 3, 2021) 

What CREFC Wants to See with the Change in Leadership in D.C. (Wealth Management, January 11, 2021)

More Commercial Real Estate Groups Speak Out about Wednesday's Events at the Capitol (Commercial Observer, January 7, 2021)


For Fannie and Freddie, Big Decisions Await (Multihousing News, November 20, 2020)

Federal Agency Requires Fannie, Freddie to Steer More Loans to Affordable Housing  (Costar, November 19, 2020)

CMBS Deals Continue in Face of Uncertainty (Commercial Property Executive, November 6, 2020)

Commercial Real Estate Somehow Has Been Skipped Over for COVID-19 Aid. Here's a plan to Change that through Equity Investments.  (MarketWatch, July 2, 2020)

Lenders Provide “Mixed Bag” of Relief to CRE Borrowers (National Real Estate Investor, June 30, 2020)

CREFC, NYU Launch Diversity Endowment Collaboration  (GlobeSt, June 19, 2020)

Hotel Owner Seeking Mortgage Relief? Not If Wall Street Owns Your Loan
 (Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2020)

Lawsuit Claims TPG Stopped Funding Loan Last Month Due to Liquidity Issues  (Commercial Observer, April 29, 2020)

CREFC’s Pendergast Highlights CMBS Outlook  (National Real Estate Investor, April 28, 2020)

Q&A: CREFC’s Justin Ailes is the Lobbyist Par Excellence of the Finance Industry (Commercial Observer, April 21, 2020)

Striking a Balance Between Tenants, Landlords and Lenders (Commercial Observer, April 10, 2020)

Fed Adds Legacy CMBS to TALF Collateral (Connect CRE, April 10, 2020)

Fed’s Latest Stimulus Includes CMBS Relief
 (GlobeSt, April 10, 2020)

Hard-Hit Industries Vie for Piece of Massive Fed Lending Program, S&P  (ABL Advisors, April 6, 2020)

Hard-Hit Industries Vie for Piece of Massive Fed Lending Program  (S&P Global, April 3, 2020)

A Guide for CMBS Borrowers Seeking Forbearance  (Connect CRE, April 3, 2020)

Stay of Execution: COVID-19 Has Hotel CMBS Backed into a Corner  (Commercial Observer, April 3, 2020)

Private-Label CMBS Market Begs For Fed Lifeline As Liquidity Crisis Looms (Bisnow, April 2, 2020)

Commercial Real Estate Industry Coronavirus Resource Center (National Real Estate Investor, April 1, 2020)

The $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill May Not Be Enough Medicine For Ailing U.S. Economy 
(Bisnow, March 27, 2020)

CRE Associations Ask Government for Help With CMBS Liquidity  (GlobeSt, March 25, 2020)

ABS cheers TALF 2.0 but Bemoans Limited Scope  (GlobalCapital, March 24, 2020)

ndustry Groups Push for Inclusion of CMBS in Reestablished TALF Program  (Commercial Observer, March 24, 2020)

Real Estate Groups Urge Expansion of TALF to Include CMBS, Agency Securities (CRE Direct, March 24, 2020)

Coronavirus Prompts Closure Of Carlsbad Premium Outlets (Patch, March 19, 2020)

Coronavirus Already Taking Big Toll on Urban Malls (Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2020)

Rate Plunge Prompts Multifamily Borrowing Binge (Multi-Housing News, March 5, 2020)