Policy & Advocacy



CREFC is in touch with the White House, Treasury and Congress about the impacts of COVID 19 to commercial real estate markets. CREFC wants to hear from you about how the market is responding to the Coronavirus and what type of economic policy response commercial real estate markets may need. If you have information, please reach out to Justin Ailes.

CREFC COVID-19 Alerts

FHFA Finalizes GSE Capital Rule (November 19, 2020)

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Issues Important Announcements on the LIBOR Transition  (November 18, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 10/23 Edition (October 23, 2020)
Hospitality Market Recovery: It's Not a Fun Run...Is It a Marathon?
US Hotel Outlook, Debt Capital Markets Update, CBRE

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 10/2 Edition (October 2, 2020)

CDC Orders Nationwide Residential Eviction Halt (September 2, 2020)

California Passes Residential Eviction Moratorium; Oregon Foreclosures Banned Through 2020 (September 1, 2020)

Senate Banking Committee Chair Crapo Urges Treasury and Fed to Assist CRE  (July 31, 2020)

CRE Finance Council Reacts to HOPE Act (July 29, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 7/23 Edition (July 23, 2020)

WEBINAR MATERIALS: Download the slides from COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 7/23 Edition (July 23, 2020)

CREFC and Industry Affiliates Urge Senate to Support Expansion of Main Street Lending (July 21, 2020)

FHFA Publishes GSE Capital Proposal, Comments due August 31, 2020 (June 30, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 6/25 Edition (June 25, 2020)

Final Revisions to Volcker Rule Covered Fund Restrictions Approved (June 25, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 6/18 Edition   (June 18, 2020)

CREFC Releases Guide to the CMBS Marketplace and CMBS Loan COVID-19 Relief
(June 15, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 5/29 Edition (May 29, 2020)

CREFC IRP v8.1 Adopted on May 22, 2020 (May 22, 2020)

FHFA Re-Proposes GSE Capital Rule (May 22, 2020)

OCC Finalizes CRA Revisions (May 21, 2020)

CMBS Forbearance a Topic at Senate Banking Committee Hearing  (May 20, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 5/15 Edition  (May 15, 2020, CREFC Members Only)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 5/8 Edition  (May 8, 2020, CREFC Members Only)

CREFC Publishes Guide to COVID-19 Relief Programs (May 7, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Update Webinar Series: 4/24 Edition  (April 24, 2020, CREFC Members Only)

CREFC Publishes Guide to CMBS and PPP as Congress Approves Additional Funds (April  23, 2020)

CFPB Raises HMDA Threshold to 100 Loans (April 17, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: COVID-19 Servicing Related Issues Part 1  (April 17, 2020, CREFC Members Only)

CREFC Urges TALF Expansion - SASB CMBS and CRE CLOs (April 15, 2020)

CMBS Included in Term Asset-Backed Security Loan Facility  (April 9, 2020)

WEBINAR REPLAY: CREFC Policy & Advocacy Webinar Series: COVID-19 Disruption Part 1: DC Action Highlights   (April 9, 2020, CREFC Members Only)

Alert: Fed Includes CMBS in Additional TALF Measures (April 9, 2020)

SEC Rejects CECL Delay for Nonbanks (April 6, 2020)

A CMBS Borrower’s Quick Guide for Communicating with Your Servicer in Cases of Need  (March 31, 2020)

CRE Finance Council Urges Immediate Action to Support Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Markets (March 31, 2020)

CREFC COVID-19 Alert: Commercial Real Estate Financing and Liquidity Concerns (March 27, 2020)

Alert: Key Commercial Real Estate Related Provisions in $2 Trillion Stimulus Deal (March 27, 2020)

CREFC Leads Coalition to Urge Fed to Support CMBS Liquidity (March 24, 2020)

Joint Trades Request Immediate Support of Commercial and Multifamily Mortgage Markets (March 24, 2020)

Federal Reserve Responds to Industry Concerns on Market Deterioration (March 24, 2020)

CREFC - Request for Immediate Support of Mortgage Market  (March 23, 2020)