Who are the Top CMBS Lenders?

Goldman Sachs Contributed Nearly $12 Billion to CMBS Deals in 2017

If you’re on the market for a conduit loan, you may want to know who the biggest players in the lending game are— in essence, who you might be getting a loan from. In 2017, some of the biggest CMBS lenders in the U.S. included Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and Morgan Stanley. Below, we’ve provided the statistics, as well as little information about each of the biggest conduit lenders of 2017.

  1. Goldman Sachs: Goldman is the world’s second largest investment bank by revenue, but when it comes to CMBS loans, it takes first place. With an eye-popping $11.7 billion in CMBS loans issued in 2017, the bank commands nearly 14% of the market share of CMBS financing issued that year.

  2. JP Morgan: JP Morgan is the world’s most valuable bank by market capitalization, with more than $2.5 trillion in assets— and it’s CMBS statistics aren’t too shabby either, with a massive $10.1 billion in CMBS loan issuances in 2017 alone.

  3. Deutsche Bank: Deutsche Bank, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, is the 17th largest bank in the world by total assets, and has offices in 58 countries. Its CMBS loan issuances in 2017 reached a combined $9.6 billion, placing it just behind JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.

  4. Morgan Stanley: Founded in 1935, Morgan Stanley is actually one of the newer banks on this list, but it still issues a lot of CMBS loans. In 2017, the investment bank issued $8.5 billion in CMBS financing.

  5. Citigroup: The third largest bank in the U.S., Citigroup traces its origins way back to 1812, when it was chartered as the City Bank of New York. Today, the company does business in 160 countries, and, in 2017, issued more than $8 billion in CMBS loans.

  6. Wells Fargo Bank: Wells Fargo may still be recovering from its 2016 scandal involving millions of fake accounts, but it remains the the world's second-largest bank by market capitalization. And, while its 2017 CMBS numbers may not have been as high as other similarly-sized banks, it still managed to issue $6 billion of CMBS loans that year.

  7. Bank of America: While Bank of America may sound as American as apple pie, you might not know that it was actually founded as Bank of Italy, way back in 1904, in order to provide Italian immigrants with the financial services they desperately needed. Today, the bank has more than $1 trillion of assets under management, and in 2017, issued $5.1 billion in CMBS financing.

  8. Barclays Bank: Perhaps the oldest bank on this list, Barclays can trace its history way back to 1690, when it began as a banking institution for London goldsmiths. Barclays is considered one of the most powerful banks in the world, and, in 2017, managed to issue $4.9 billion in CMBS financing.

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