Policy Issues

Roundtable Encourages Senate Banking Committee to Consider HVCRE Legislation

January 8, 2018

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The Roundtable's letter sent  this week to Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) expressed concerns about the HVCRE Rule since its effective date of January 1, 2015. 

The House passed the Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans Act (H.R. 2148) on November 7, 2017 following a nearly unanimous vote by the House Financial Services Committee (59-1).  Since the Rule's effective date of January 1, 2015, necessary clarification for key elements of the Rule have not been provided by regulators despite ongoing requests. Instead, the regulatory agencies proposed yet another, duplicative exposure category for ADC loans –  HVADC. 

The Roundtable encourages banking agencies to review the language in Clarifying High Volatility Commercial Real Estate Loans (H.R. 2148) and utilize such an approach to clarify the current HVCRE rules and build on this construct in a new consolidated HVCRE/HVADC rule.