Kroll Bond Rating headquarters in Midtown Manhattan KBRA headquarters in Midtown Manhattan; the ratings agency cites both positive and negative influences on 2018 CMBS issuance.

NEW YORK CITY—CMBS issuance began 2017 at a sluggish pace, but may now finish out the year with total issuance close to or exceeding $90 billion, says Kroll Bond Rating Agency. However, KBRA’s outlook report for next year sees cooler temperatures in the forecast.