CMSA Europe ponders change of name and remit to widen membership

CMSA Europe, the chief lobbying group for Europe’s commercial securitisation market, is widening its remit to include more participants in commercial property finance.

With no sustained return to primary CMBS issuance since the market shut down in August 2007, global CMSA membership has been shrinking.

The US-based Commercial Mortgage Securities Association’s European arm is still in talks on a possible name change to reflect the shift. This month its US parent trade body changed its name to the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Finance Council.

CMSA Europe plans to set up forums for debt investors, lenders and service providers. More details will be given at its Spring conference in London on 19-20 April. For more details, contact Carol Wilkie or Jaymon Jones on 020 7073 2853.