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  • Blackstone Keeps Dominating Non-Traded REIT Sector; Raises $722Mln in 2Q

    Blackstone Group, one of the newest players in the non-traded REIT space, continues to absolutely dominate the sector. The giant investment manager raised $772 million of equity on behalf of its Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, amounting to 66 percent of all capital raised by non-traded REITs.

    Written on Monday, 20 August 2018 16:49
  • Apartment Investors in California Get Jitters Over Proposal to Reinstate Rent Regulations

    California voters in November will decide whether to repeal a 1995 law that put limits on municipal residential rent regulations across the state. And that's making investors jittery. On the ballot is California Proposition 10, the Local Rent-Control Initiative, which would effectively repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

    Written on Friday, 17 August 2018 14:38
  • With No Ikea, CBL Ditches Plan to Redevelop N.C. Mall; Puts It Up for Sale

    Furniture retailer Ikea's abrupt decision earlier this year to cancel plans for a large store at the Cary Towne Center retail property in suburban Raleigh, N.C., has resulted in the shopping center's owner, CBL & Associates Properties, putting it up for sale. The property is encumbered by a $46.7 million mortgage that's held by Prudential Insurance.

    Written on Thursday, 16 August 2018 09:06
  • Former Paulson Real Estate Team Goes Solo; Launches Fund

    Cross Lake Partners, an investment management company launched two months ago by the former heads of Paulson & Co.'s real estate operation, is in the market with its first solo fund. The investment vehicle, Cross Lake Real Estate Fund III LP, is looking to raise $250 million of equity commitments.

    Written on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:47
  • Avanath Invests Two-Thirds of Latest Fund; Eyes Follow-Up

    Avanath Capital Management has invested 65 percent of a $388 million investment fund it had raised earlier this year, putting it on track to soon launch a follow-up vehicle, its fourth. The fund, Avanath Affordable Housing III LLC, so far has acquired 18 properties.

    Written on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:46
  • Prospects for CMBS Loan on Atlanta-Area Mall Weaken, as Development Gets Delayed

    The Mall at Stonecrest, a 1.2 million-square-foot enclosed shopping center in suburban Atlanta, has hit another speedbump as construction of a proposed sports and entertainment complex that was to be built next to it has been put on hold. The property's $91.8 million CMBS loan, which was modified twice, has matured. Meanwhile, its owner has hired a workout specialist.

    Written on Monday, 13 August 2018 16:30
  • Equity Residential Eyes Reduction in Exposure to Manhattan Properties with Tax Benefits

    Equity Residential is in the process of selling an apartment property on Manhattan's West Side for more than $400 million, the first of what could be a number of sales as the Chicago REIT moves to reduce its exposure to properties that have expiring tax benefits.

    Written on Friday, 10 August 2018 15:18
  • CalPERS, CommonWealth Venture is Buyer of D.C. Office

    A venture of CommonWealth Partners and the California Public Employees' Retirement System is paying $220 million for 2099 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, a 208,776-square-foot office building in Washington, D.C. Paramount Group Inc. is selling the property, in a deal that's expected to close by the end of September.

    Written on Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:38
  • CalPERS Increases Real Estate Investment Target

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System has approved $4.8 billion for real estate investments during the fiscal year that began on July 1. That's up from the $4.2 billion that was approved in the last fiscal year. While the pension has been judicious in making new investments, some of the added capital could be used to take advantage of potential off-market and other opportunities.

    Written on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 16:31
  • Money360 Seen Doubling Origination Volume This Year

    Money360 Inc., an alternative lender specializing in the small to middle-market space, expects to originate $750 million of bridge loans this year. That would be more than double the $357 million it originated last year. The company recently issued its first collateralized loan obligation and expects to tap that market on a regular basis.

    Written on Tuesday, 07 August 2018 14:58

Data Digest







Top Bookrunners Domestic, Private-Label CMBS - 2017
Investment Bank #Deals Vol$mln MktShr%
Goldman Sachs 17.59 11,819.34 13.68
JPMorgan Securities 14.52 10,968.11 12.70
Citigroup 12.04 10,012.71 11.59
Wells Fargo Securities 14.02 9,936.06 11.50
Deutsche Bank 12.55 9,879.74 11.44




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Top CMBS Loan Contributors - 2017
Lender #Loans Vol$mln MktShr%
Goldman Sachs 146.89 11,719.34 13.63
JPMorgan Chase Bank 117.68 10,114.14 11.76
Deutsche Bank 198.48 9,689.97 11.27
Morgan Stanley 166.18 8,539.78 9.93
Citigroup 199.05 8,088.24 9.41



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