To have the need for 2.0 of anything, by definition, 1.0 could have been better. Certainly that was the case with many of the internet’s first sites, and it is the case with Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities. CMBS 1.0 had all sorts of problems, including: Too many lenders chasing too few deals resulting in high-leverage […]
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There is no question that the way in which we have conducted securitizations in the past is broken. I agree with Ethan Penner (in his July 10, 2008 Opinion Article in the WSJ, The Future of Securitization) when he says “Yesterday’s business model has been invalidated.” However, I do not agree with his conclusion that securitization […]
It is September 11, 2008 and I have started preparing content for my soon-to-be released-blog, CMBS 2.0. The history of the company is deeply connected to September 11, 2001 and what better day than the 7-year anniversary of the attacks to chronicle that history. The birth of Backshop The company was incorporated in July 2000 […]