Due to factors such as low interest rates and significant available capital CMBS issuance is expected to remain robust for the remainder of the year with volume thus far exceeding last year's by 65%.

"We expect issuance will continue at its torrid pace for the rest of the year and that domestic CMBS issuance will total $145 [billion] to $150 billion by year end," JPMorgan Securities analysts reported, attributing the record $72 billion first-half domestic issuance to low interest rates, strong historical returns and the lackluster equity market.

Subscribe Now

Access to a full range of industry content, analysis and expert commentary.

30-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Access coverage of the securitization marketplace, including breaking news updated throughout the day.