Monday, June 29, 2009

UK CRE Now Off 45 Percent From The Peak.......

Could be worse if you are a foreign investor..... The British Pound is 20 percent off against all other major currencies over the past 12-18 months.....

Wenn man jetzt noch bedenkt das das britische Pfund gegenüber allen relevanten Währungen auf Jahressicht über 20% verloren hat sieht die Lage für ausländische Investoren noch düsterer aus...... Der Sektor der gewerblichen Immobilien dürfte schon sehr bald die Schlagzeilen mit spektakulären Pleiten dominieren..... Mich wundert das die in Deutschland dominierenden offenen Immobilienfonds ( etliche mit signifikanten UK Exposure siehe Chart Geographische Verteilung der Objekte In Offenen Immobilienfonds via FAZ/Scope ) trotz einer regelrechten Implosion im gesamten Sektor ( plus der teilweise drastische Währungseffekt in UK & Osteuropa ) querbeet über alle Regionen es noch immer schaffen keine Verluste auszuweisen...... Denke das spätestens wenn die Mieterneuerungen anstehen die ein oder andere Überraschung "droht".....


“Losses on UK commercial real estate could equal subprime” FT Alphaville BNP Paribas analysts are worried about the health of the UK’s commercial real estate sector. In a note released on Friday, they warned that a “combination of rising vacancy rates, falling rentals and extraordinarily difficult financing conditions will almost certainly drive UK CRE losses higher.”

Analysts Vivek Tawadey and Olivia Frieser contend that CRE is the “next leg of the credit story” in both the US and the UK, which they believe could see a major CMBS default.

From the note (any emphasis FT Alphaville’s):

Bonds backing CRE assets of a UK property investor (Simon Halabi) are likely to default on £1.15bn of debt. In this particular case, the values of the nine “prime” London office buildings (included the offices of JPM, the UK headquarters of Aviva, the Naval and Military Club amongst others) that were securitised have fallen from £1.8bn in November 2006 to £929mn as of 8 June, a reduction of almost 50%.

According to IFD, UK commercial properties values have been declining fast with peak to current declines of around 45%, with major declines noted in all major segments - retail, offices and industrials

At the same time the amount of available floor space for occupation increased at the fastest pace since 1999 in all regions with the exception of London (Chart 2) and thevalues of inducements rose at its fastest pace since the survey’s history in 1999. Collectively this implies that an upward correction in prices in the foreseeable future is unlikely.

BNP Paribas chart of available floor space in the UK

> I would love to see a similar stat for Dubai ( see The Upcoming Skyscraper Tsunami..... )

> Ich würde liebend gerne eine ähnliche Statistik für den Markt in Dubai sehen ( siehe The Upcoming Skyscraper Tsunami..... )

Tawadey and Frieser also point to the refinancing risk ahead:

Around £43bn (or 19%) of all CRE loans comes due for repayment in 2009. A further 14% matures per year annually in 2010 and 2011 (Chart 3) or in excess of £100bn over the next 3 years, implying very significant refinancing risk inevitably leading to higher defaults.

BNP Paribas chart of the refi risk in UK CRE

The fact that only 10% of CRE loans are securitised in Europe (US: 30%), also underscores that more of these loans are held on bank books, leading to potential write-downs down the line.

S&P On US CMBS / CRE FT Alphaville

The agency wants CMBS credit enhancement levels sufficient for AAA-rated tranches to be able to withstand some pretty severe declines (40 to 50 per cent) in the value of commercial property.

> So it looks like 50 percent off is the new normal...... And watching the next graph ( HT Zero Hedge ! ) i´m not sure if this will be enough..... Needless to say that the Fed just a few weeks ago has proposed a CRE TALF program to buy tons of this crap ( No Kidding..... S&P Is Acting Responsible & Threatens To Blow Up Fed´s CRE Bailout Stunt Via TALF ). It will be fun to watch how they will go along with the collateral criteria..... They already have loosened it once ( see ( see Fed Bends Over Backward For CMSA, Will Feed Inflation Capacitor With More Toxic Garbage via Zero Hedge ). .....

> Sieht ganz so aus als wenn eine coole Halbierung vom Top in den ehemals heißgelaufenen Märkten eher die Regel als die Ausnahme ist....... Bin mir sicher das Banken in Ihrer bekanntermaßen vorausschauenden Weitsicht hierfür ausreichend "Vorsorge" getroffen haben..... Wenn man sich jetzt die nächste Grafik ( Dank an Zero Hedge ) ansieht dürfte klar werden was sich für ein Debakel zusammenbraut....... Möchte nur noch mal zur Belustigung darauf hinweisen das die Fed vor wenigen Wochen extra ein TALF Programm gestartet hat um für wahrscheinlich bis zu 100 Mrd $ den Giftmüll zu kaufen ( siehe No Kidding..... S&P Is Acting Responsible & Threatens To Blow Up Fed´s CRE Bailout Stunt Via TALF ) ...... Bin gespannt wie weit die Fed noch sinken kann....Bisher hat Sie bereits einmal die Bedingungen für die Sicherheiten gelockert ( siehe ( see Fed Bends Over Backward For CMSA, Will Feed Inflation Capacitor With More Toxic Garbage via Zero Hedge ).......

UPDATE :

Graph
European Top 20 From JPM’s CRE Risk List

( Note: Data from end of 2008! )

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2 Comments:

Blogger jmf said...

Ft Alphaville

The former owner of the property, Vladimir Chernukhin, bought the building for around £72m. He acquired it from HBOS and former Tottenham Hotspur director and property entrepreneur Paul Kemsley, who made a £32m profit from selling the building after owning it for just five months. Chernukhin defaulted on a loan payment at the start of 2009 and administrators were appointed in February.

Poultry Developments, the vehicle that owned the building, had a senior loan worth £55m, which was packaged by Credit Suisse into mortgage-backed bonds. The Swiss bank then sold those bonds via a special-purpose company, Titan Europe 2007-3.

Mr Chernukhin’s plan was to turn the building into London’s first six star hotel before he was crunched. Indeed, planning permission for 181 bedrooms, bars, restaurants, health clubs and a private members’ club and roof garden was granted in November

As an illustration of the madness which gripped the UK commercial property market in the boom years of this decade, the tale of 27-35 Poultry seems hard to beat.

2:58 AM  
Blogger jmf said...

UK GDP fall/fail … biggest ever


Year on year, that is: down 4.9 per cent. The UK economy has never before shrunk so much so fast.

2009 Q1 GDP fell 2.4 per cent, according to figures just out, making it the biggest quarter-on-quarter fall since 1958. The decline significantly exceeds analysts’ expectations, which were for a 1.9 per cent fall

3:15 AM  

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