What is a REMIC (Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit)?
A Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit, or REMIC, is an entity which is utilized to pool loans and issue mortgage backed securities (MBS), or commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS). First authorized by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, REMICs can be organized in several different ways, including corporations, trusts, or partnerships.
What is a CMBX Index?
CMBX indexes track the market for CMBS (commercial mortgage backed securities), securities that themselves are backed by CMBS loans. CMBX indexes are an invaluable tool for investors who want to invest in CMBS, but they can also reveal important trends for commercial real estate borrowers who are considering taking out CMBS financing.