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  • Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hotel Gets $258Mln of Debt

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust has written $258 million of debt against the 739-room Westin Maui Resort & Spa hotel on Ka'anapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii. The debt pays a coupon pegged to Libor plus 454 basis points and is scheduled to mature in April 2020. It can be extended through 2022.

    Written on Friday, 26 May 2017 12:01
  • Blackstone Lends $189.2Mln Against Chicago Office Property

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust has provided $189.2 million of debt against 141 West Jackson Blvd., a 1.4 million-square-foot office property in downtown Chicago. CME Group, parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, leases 150,000 sf at the 87-year-old property.

    Written on Thursday, 25 May 2017 15:12
  • Rockpoint, Highgate Team to Buy Morgans, Royalton Hotels in Manhattan

    A venture of Rockpoint Group and Highgate Holdings is said to have agreed to buy the Morgans and Royalton Hotels in Manhattan. The venture is buying the two properties, with a total of 282 rooms, from FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. in a deal brokered by JLL.

    Written on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 10:51
  • NorthStar REIT Circles Horizontal Risk-Retention Bonds of Upcoming CMBS Conduit

    An affiliate of NorthStar Real Estate Income Trust Inc., a non-traded REIT sponsored by Colony NorthStar Inc., has circled the bottom bond classes of an upcoming CMBS transaction, marking its first such investment in the post risk-retention era. It's buying bonds with a face value of $102.6 million, paying 49.9 percent of par value, in order to generate its expected yield of 14.751 percent.

    Written on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 13:22
  • iStar Aims to Take Ground Lease Interests Public Through REIT

    IStar Financial Inc. is taking public its portfolio of 12 ground net leases, or the ground beneath existing income-producing properties. The resulting REIT, Safety, Income and Growth Inc., would be the first of its kind. It's lined up $227 million of mortgage financing against its existing portfolio. It also has lined up additional credit to fund acquisitions.

    Written on Monday, 22 May 2017 16:52
  • $91.58Mln Loan from JPMorgan Funds Orlando-Area Office Buy

    JPMorgan Chase has provided a $91.58 million floating-rate mortgage to fund Brookdale Group's acquisition of Colonial Center at TownPark, a four-building office portfolio with a total of 662,320 square feet in Lake Mary, Fla.

    Written on Friday, 19 May 2017 17:01
  • LoanCore Provides $120Mln of Debt Against Chicago Apartment Portfolio

    LoanCore Capital has provided $120 million of floating-rate debt against a portfolio of 43 apartment properties in Chicago. The debt allowed the portfolio's owner, Lyrical-Antheus Realty Partners II, to retire a $111.9 million CMBS loan that was scheduled to mature last month.

    Written on Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:39
  • Washington, D.C., Office Building Teed Up for Sale

    A venture that includes Minshall Stewart Properties is offering for sale 1401 New York Ave. NW in the East End area of Washington, D.C. The 300,000-square-foot office property was 40 percent occupied when the venture bought it three years ago. Today, it is fully occupied.

    Written on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:40
  • TIAA Lends $150Mln Against Raleigh, N.C., Retail Space

    The Circle at North Hills, a 745,958-square-foot shopping center in Raleigh, N.C., that had seen a recent decline in cash flow, has been refinanced with a $150 million mortgage provided by TIAA. The property had served as collateral for a 2007-vintage CMBS loan that was nearing its maturity.

    Written on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 08:24
  • LCN Capital Paid $147.5Mln for Ericsson's Dallas-Area Headquarters

    LCN Capital Partners, which purchased Ericsson North America's headquarters property in Plano, Texas, for $147.5 million, or nearly $300/sf, financed its purchase with a $103.6 million mortgage from Goldman Sachs. LCN was founded in 2010 by former senior executives of net-leased specialist W.P. Carey & Co., and Goldman.

    Written on Monday, 15 May 2017 12:04

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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