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  • BofA Lends $375Mln Against Office, Industrial Portfolio

    Bank of America has provided $375 million of financing against 10 office and industrial properties with 3.7 million square feet owned by Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT Inc. The loan allows the El Segundo, Calif., non-traded REIT to pay down a credit line it has with a group of lenders led by KeyBank.

    Written on Friday, 20 October 2017 17:40
  • Starwood Capital Launches Non-Traded REIT

    Starwood Capital Group is following in the footsteps of other large institutional investors by targeting retail investors with its first non-traded REIT, furthering the sector's evolution. The company, Starwood Real Estate Income Trust Inc., has filed to raise up to $5 billion that it would invest in stabilized commercial properties and certain debt instruments.

    Written on Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:12
  • REITs Issue $39.3Bln of Unsecured Notes, Breaking 2016 Full-Year Record

    REITs issued a record $37.7 billion of unsecured notes through the end of September and have since tacked on another $1.15 billion, bringing volume for the year so far to $39.3 billion, topping last year's record-setting $38.6 billion of issuance.

    Written on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:38
  • Workspace Property Trust Looks to Expand Suburban Office Portfolio

    Workspace Property Trust, which was formed two years ago by Thomas Rizk, the former president and chief executive of Mack-Cali Realty Group, has filed to go public. The REIT will focus on office and office-flex properties in suburban markets.

    Written on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 15:43
  • Distressed Debt Against Retail Space in The Bronx, N.Y., Comes to Market

    Special servicer Torchlight Loan Services has put the $47.7 million of distressed CMBS financing against four retail buildings with a total of 68,220 square feet in the Bronx, N.Y., on the sales block. The loan was split in two as part of a 2012 modification and is being offered through Mission Capital Advisors.

    Written on Monday, 16 October 2017 16:11
  • $63Mln Winning Bid Gets Moreno Valley Mall in Calif.

    The Moreno Valley Mall in California's Inland Empire is said to have received a bid of $63 million at an online auction late last month, meeting the property's reserve price. The property backs a $76.1 million CMBS loan that has been with special servicer CWCapital Asset Management for nearly seven years.

    Written on Friday, 13 October 2017 11:56
  • Ashkenazy Pays $123.2Mln for Boston's South Station Retail/Office Component

    Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. has paid $123.2 million, or $613.60/sf, for the office and retail component of Boston's South Station rail hub. The New York investor bought the 200,775-square-foot property from Blackstone Group's Equity Office affiliate, which had offered it through HFF.

    Written on Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:16
  • Denver-Area Retail Property Backing Troubled CMBS Loan Sells for $48Mln

    Hutensky Capital Partners has paid $48 million, or just less than $110/sf, for the Northglenn Marketplace, a 439,063-square-foot retail center in the Denver suburb of Northglenn, Colo. The sale, orchestrated by Faris Lee Investments, finally resolves a $50.9 million loan against the property. The loan had been in special servicing since 2011.

    Written on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:29
  • Buyer of Monogram Residential to Continue Pursuing Core-Plus Investments

    The investment vehicle that Greystar Real Estate Partners formed to acquire Monogram Residential Trust Inc. three months ago will continue pursuing other investments in what the company calls core-plus properties across the country. The perpetual-life fund, Greystar Growth and Income Fund LP, could raise additional capital and will maintain a roughly 50 percent leverage level.

    Written on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:42
  • Rialto Remains Most-Active Buyer of CMBS Conduit B-Pieces

    Rialto Capital Management continues to rule the CMBS conduit B-piece roost. The Miami investment manager, a unit of homebuilder Lennar Corp., invested in 40 percent of the $12.3 billion of conduit deals issued during the third quarter, bringing its year-to-date activity to 12 deals with a balance of $11.2 billion.

    Written on Friday, 06 October 2017 08:58

Data Digest







Top Bookrunners Domestic, Private-Label CMBS - 2016
Investment Bank #Deals Vol$mln MktShr%
JPMorgan Securities 14.94 10,350.16 15.14
Deutsche Bank 14.21 9,926.60 14.52
Wells Fargo Securities 13.36 9,513.96 13.92
Citigroup 10.87 8,061.79 11.80
Goldman Sachs 10.05 7,563.72 11.07




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Top CMBS Loan Contributors - 2016
Lender #Loans Vol$mln MktShr%
JPMorgan Chase Bank 133.67 8,670.33 13.34
Goldman Sachs 156.20 7,418.37 11.41
Deutsche Bank 178.17 6,510.75 10.02
Citigroup 184.41 5,512.20 8.48
Morgan Stanley 113.18 4,130.53 6.35



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