How the US retail industry’s evolution affects CMBS and other securitizations
September 12th, 2017 (5.30 mins)
On this edition of Moody’s Talks…Structured Finance, analyst Xhensila Pisha and associate managing director Robb Paltz discuss how changes in the U.S. retail industry will affect the credit quality of securitizations, particularly ones tied to commercial real estate.
In this podcast, Xhen and Robb outline the drivers of retail’s evolution and which structured finance sectors could be affected, and zero-in on why Moody’s believes the negative effects on CMBS and other CRE sectors we rate will be small to modest overall.
Structured finance – US: Retail sector disruption poses real but narrow risks to structured finance sectors
The increase in e-commerce has driven a marked increase in brick-and-mortar retailer bankruptcies and store closures, but risk to structured finance assets from ongoing transformation in the retail space is limited, since their exposure to troubled segments of the industry is relatively low.