Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Publishes Updated European CMBS Rating and Surveillance Methodology

December 14, 2022

DBRS Morningstar published an updated version of its “European CMBS Rating and Surveillance Methodology” (the Methodology).

DBRS Morningstar added certain clarifications in relation to the interest in arrears designation in European CMBS and removed references to internal assessments in Appendix G: Credit Tenant Leases.

DBRS Morningstar has conducted a periodic review of the Methodology. This update supersedes the previous version published on 17 December 2021 and is effective as of 14 December 2022.

DBRS Morningstar deems the update not to be material and has determined that no ratings are expected to change as a result of this update.

A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at

The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the baseline scenarios as set forth in the following report:

DBRS Morningstar methodologies are publicly available on its website under Methodologies & Criteria.

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