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Our public debt capabilities

Investors are drawn to commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) for the potential yield enhancement, diversification benefits, and attractive risk-adjusted returns. And as one of the early investors in CMBS, our public debt team has modeled every U.S. fixed-rate conduit deal since 1999. Today, we research more than 500 CMBS issuances every year—in both seasoned and new-issue pools.

We strive to achieve consistent outperformance and believe that strong security selection and disciplined monitoring are the keys to reaching that goal. Our proprietary dynamic CMBS-default model is another factor in our success, allowing granular loan-level analysis to inform a robust investment process.

  • Conduit CMBS (Investment grade and high yield)

  • Agency CMBS

  • CMBS Interest Only (IO’s)

  • Single asset / Single borrower (SASB)

  • CMBS index (CMBX)

A broad range of real estate investment solutions.

Our experienced investment teams provide comprehensive, specialized, and sustainable capabilities across all four quadrants of commercial real estate—public equity, private equity, public debt, and private debt—as well as infrastructure investing. Whatever real estate strategy or combination of strategies you believe is right for your objectives, we can help.

  • Private equity

    Core, Value-add, and Opportunistic Strategies

  • Private debt

    Commercial Mortgages and High Yield Debt

  • Public equity

    Listed REIT Securities

  • Public debt

    Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities

  • Listed infrastructure

    Listed Infrastructure Securities

  • Financing solutions

    Private Debt Origination

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Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Real estate investment options, such as commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), are subject to risks associated with credit, liquidity, interest rate fluctuation, adverse general and local economic conditions, and decreases in real estate values and occupancy rates.

Fixed-income investment options that invest in mortgage securities, such as commercial mortgage-backed securities, are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure and carry greater risk compared to other securities in times of market stress.

Principal Real Estate is a trade name of Principal Real Estate Investors, LLC, an affiliate of Principal Global Investors.