CAPITAL & CREDIT – HVCRE - September 21, 2018 - Roundtable Weekly

Banking Regulators Invite Comments on Proposed Rule for High Volatility Commercial Real Estate (HVCRE) Loans  

Three federal banking agencies on Tuesday invited public comment on a proposal to modify capital rules for high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) exposures – as required by Sec. 214 of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155).  (Roundtable Weekly, May 25)


Three federal banking agencies on Sept. 18, 2018 invited public comment on a proposal to modify capital rules for high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) exposures.

  • Following the enactment of S. 2155 on May 24, federal regulatory agencies were tasked with developing a rule to clarify the treatment of High Volatility Commercial Real Estate acquisition, development, or construction (HVCRE ADC) loans in accordance with the new statute. 

  • The law's changes to the HVCRE capital rules are aimed at clarifying and promoting sustainable acquisition, development and construction and lending by addressing key deficiencies in the agencies' prior regulations governing the criteria for HVCRE or HVADC loans. (Roundtable HVCRE Comment Letter, March 2) 

  • The proposal by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation also asks for comment on certain terms contained in the revised definition of high volatility commercial real estate.

  • The changes, when finalized, would apply to all banking organizations subject to the agencies' capital rules. Comments will be accepted for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  

Since 2015, The Roundtable's HVCRE Working Group and industry coalition partners have played a key role in advancing specific reforms to the HVCRE Rule and will develop a comment letter to the agencies in response to the current proposal. 

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