By at least two measures CMBS delinquencies took a notable upward turn in the last month, and by one measure new defaults also are still on the rise. But some observers believe the deterioration in performance is slowing in some areas and better days may lie ahead.

Fitch's CMBS delinquency index registered its first increase since last summer, and Trepp's data for the period registered a sharp jump just a month after late payments matched their lowest total in a year.

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