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  • Office Building in Boston's Back Bay Hits Sales Market; $300Mln Price Seen

    The New England Teamsters and Industry Pension Fund is offering for sale 131 Dartmouth St., a 370,000-square-foot office and retail building in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. JLL has been hired to sell the property, which could sell for about $300 million, or $810.81/sf. That would result in a capitalization rate of about 5 percent.

    Written on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:35
  • Fixed-Income Shop Contributes Loans to CMBS

    KGS-Alpha Capital Markets, which four years ago moved into the CMBS arena by hiring a team of professionals who previously were with Citadel Securities, has started originating conduit loans. It's contributing 14 loans to an upcoming transaction and the company says it's committed to the sector.

    Written on Monday, 30 March 2015 15:48
  • Strategic Properties Plans $1.5Bln of Multifamily Investments In Coming Years

    Strategic Properties of North America, which recently paid $53 million, or $106,854 /unit for the 496-unit Meadows Apartment Homes complex in Lakemoor, Ill., is planning on making some $1.5 billion of apartment investments through 2018.

    Written on Friday, 27 March 2015 16:28
  • Prolific Residential Lender Enters Commercial Mortgage Space

    Freedom Mortgage Corp., among the more active residential lenders, has moved into the commercial mortgage business and aims to write up to $750 million of relatively small-balance loans this year that it would sell through the CMBS market. It's contributing nearly $30 million of loans to an upcoming deal.

    Written on Friday, 27 March 2015 14:26
  • TIAA, Norges Venture Pays $307Mln for Republic Square I in Washington, D.C.

    TIAA-CREF has teamed with Norges Bank Investment Management to pay $307 million, or roughly $788.69/sf, for Republic Square I, a 389,252-square-foot office property in downtown Washington, D.C. The venture is assuming $185 million of debt that was provided two years ago by a group of lenders led by Morgan Stanley.

    Written on Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:35
  • Behringer Harvard Opportunity Eyes Disposition of Remaining Assets

    Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT I Inc. is now in its disposition phase and is putting a number of its properties up for sale. It's looking to sell three properties in the short term and would like to have its entire portfolio liquidated within the next two to three years. The company carries its assets on its balance sheet at a value of roughly $315 million.

    Written on Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:29
  • Goldman Lends $345Mln Against Seattle Office Portfolio

    Goldman Sachs Mortgage Co. has provided $345 million of financing against a portfolio of nine office properties in downtown Seattle with 1.6 million square feet owned by Martin Selig Real Estate. A big chunk of the loan was used to defease a $242 million loan that was securitized through JPMorgan Chase Commercial Mortgage Securities Corp., 2005-LDP5.

    Written on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:17
  • 2 Office Properties in Suburban Austin Seen Fetching About $49.1Mln

     A venture of Moore Associates and Velocis Partners is in the market to sell two office properties with 174,797 square feet in suburban Austin, Texas. The two properties, Arboretum Atrium and Las Cimas I, are being offered through Transwestern.

    Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 17:03
  • Blue Vista Capital Eyes $400Mln to Fund Sponsor-Equity Investments

    Blue Vista Capital Management is seeking $400 million for a fund that would, like its predecessor, specialize in providing the so-called sponsor equity that is needed by operating partners to complete the purchase of properties in deals with larger institutional partners. The fund is aiming for returns of 17 percent to 19 percent.

    Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:30
  • Franklin Street Strikes Deal for Two Ravinia Drive in Atlanta

    Franklin Street Properties Corp. has struck a deal to buy Two Ravinia Drive, a 407,854-square-foot office property in Atlanta's Central Perimeter. The REIT is said to be paying a price in the high $70 million range. It's buying the 17-story building from a venture of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Parkway Properties Inc., in a deal arranged by Cushman & Wakefield.

    Written on Monday, 23 March 2015 16:19

Data Digest







Top Bookrunners
Private-Label CMBS - FY2014
Inv Bank #Deals Bal $mln MktShr%
Deutsche Bank 27.1  23,479.37 26.3
JPMorgan 18.6  13,752.01 15.4
Wells Fargo 17.2  13,085.05 14.6
Goldman Sachs 9.0  7,896.25 8.8
Citigroup 9.1  7,526.97 8.4





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Top Loan Contributors
Private-Label CMBS FY2014
Lender Vol $mln MktShr%
Deutsche Bank 14,005.13 16.0
JPMorgan 11,440.63 13.0
Wells Fargo 5,849.16 6.7
CCRE 5,750.69 6.6
Citigroup 5,604.13 6.4



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