KBRA Releases CREFC 2021 Annual Conference: Day 3 Recap

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a recap of the final day of CREFC’s 2021 virtual conference, held on January 22.

CREFC Chair Adam Behlman (Starwood Property Trust) opened the event which included two brief sessions, the Portfolio Lenders Survey and the CREFC Advocacy Update. The survey is intended to elicit responses from portfolio lenders at life insurance companies. They discussed their current view on several property types, as well as returns available on commercial real estate investments and commercial mortgages. Members of CREFC’s Government Relations team then provided an update on the team’s advocacy efforts in Washington.

After these sessions, the discussion transitioned to various environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and initiatives including diversity and inclusion in the workplace, affordable housing, and climate change policy. These discussions, which included a Fireside Chat with the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Mark Calabria, are summarized in the attached report.

To view the full recap, click here.

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KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is registered with ESMA as a CRA. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is located at 6-8 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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