Any good primer/industry overview of Special Servicers?

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Hello monkeys! I am trying to find some good research on major players in the special servicing industry and/or some of the recent industry dynamics. I've been googling several hours (utilizing filetype:pdf mostly haha) but I feel like it is such a niche industry that there are not many reports on them. Thought it'd be worth making a post here and see if anyone has any good links to guide to. SB is all I can give but any help would be much appreciated!

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Feb 7, 2018

Interested as well.

Feb 7, 2018

I found this link that seems helpful
It would still be nice to have other research as well though

May 9, 2018

Any luck?

May 9, 2018

The special servicer doesn't necessarily hold any risk. Assuming you're talking about CMBS special servicing, the special servicer is a separate entity appointed by the controlling class bondholder (called the B-buyer) that owns the most subordinate tranche of debt.

LNR is the only major special servicer (I know of) at the moment also buying B-pieces and taking that first loss position in new CMBS deals.

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May 9, 2018

Yes, CMBS special servicing. If the servicer were to take a first loss position, how would that affect their profit?

May 9, 2018