CMLS Financial Ltd.

CMLS Financial Ltd.

May 23, 2012 15:20 ET

CMLS Financial Releases Latest Commercial Mortgage Spread Commentary

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - CMLS Financial is Canada's only dedicated provider of commercial mortgage market intelligence. On a quarterly basis, CMLS Financial publishes a commentary on the Canadian commercial mortgage market with specific analysis of the conventional market, the CMHC insured market, and the Canadian CMBS market.

CMLS Financial has also completed its annual survey of Canadian lenders on the size and composition of the Canadian commercial mortgage market. This year, CMLS Financial estimates the size of the Canadian commercial mortgage market to be approximately $166 billion and 2011 originations to have been approximately $28 billion, both increases over 2010. The survey was conducted in January 2012 and participants included 29 of the largest lenders in Canada, including 5 of Canada's 6 largest banks.

This quarter's full commentary can be found here: http://www.cmls.ca/commercial.htm

CMLS Financial is a diversified provider of lending products and services to the commercial real estate and real estate finance industry.

CMLS Financial's Valuation Group has been providing independent mortgage risk review and mortgage valuation ("mark to market") services to Canada's leading institutional mortgage lenders and borrowers for over 10 years.

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