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  • Investor Group Pays $91.6Mln for Princeton, N.J., Office

    A group of investors led by Andrew Penson, the head of Argent Ventures, has paid $91.6 million, or $275.91/sf, for the 331,872-square-foot University Square office building in Princeton, N.J. The deal was financed with a $72 million loan from Morgan Stanley.

    Written on Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:50
  • Washington Prime Gets $180Mln Loan from BofA Against Orlando, Fla., Retail Center

    The 10-year loan amortizes on a 30-year schedule and gives the Columbus, Ohio, REIT some breathing room as it faces $356.2 million of debt maturities next year. It was sized to 67 percent of the appraised value of its collateral, the Waterford Lakes Town Center, and has a coupon of 4.86 percent. The property's inline tenants generate $485/sf in annual sales.

    Written on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 15:00
  • Family Office Affiliate Raising Third Fund, Targets Up to $600Mln of Fla. Real Estate

    Halstatt Real Estate Partners, an affiliate of a Naples, Fla., family office, is close to reaching its target of $150 million of equity commitments for its third fund, which is investing in properties and developments throughout Florida. With debt and co-investment capital, the fund plans to acquire $500 million to $600 million of assets.

    Written on Monday, 15 July 2019 16:18
  • Citi Lends $198.3Mln for RFR's Purchase of Manhattan's 477 Madison Ave.

    Citigroup has provided $198.3 million of financing to RFR Holdings, which recently paid $258.25 million for 477 Madison Ave. in midtown Manhattan. The New York company plans to renovate the 325,000-square-foot office property's façade, as well as install new windows and mechanical systems.

    Written on Friday, 12 July 2019 09:03
  • Morgan Properties Puts Elizabeth, N.J., Apartments on Sales Block

    Westminster Towers, a two-building apartment property with 203 units in Elizabeth, N.J., is being offered for sale. The 57-year-old property, at 801 North Broad St. and 1341 North Ave., is near a commuter rail station, providing easy access to Manhattan. It's being pitched as a potential value-add play, as only about 15 percent of its units have undergone upgrades. Those units saw monthly rental increases of as much as $250.

    Written on Thursday, 11 July 2019 15:04
  • Northern N.J. Value-Add Office Play Brought to Market

    Brookwood Financial Partners has brought to the sales market Morris Corporate Center 1 and 2, a pair of office buildings with 543,766 square feet in the northern New Jersey municipality of Parsippany. The property should benefit from a recent surge in tenant and investor activity in the area, helped by Teva Pharmaceutical's move last year.

    Written on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:58
  • CWCapital Moves to Sell Loan Against Gateway One in St. Louis

    CWCapital Asset Management has placed the $43.8 million CMBS loan against the 409,920-square-foot Gateway One office building in St. Louis on the sales block. The loan is the largest of nine remaining in the collateral pool for Merrill Lynch Mortgage Trust, 2006-C1, and represents 44 percent of the deal's $99.5 million remaining balance. The building earlier this year was appraised at a value of $26 million.

    Written on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 14:15
  • KKR Venture Paying $325Mln for 6 Apartment Properties in Fla., North Carolina, Texas

    The venture, which includes Carter-Haston Real Estate Services, is paying $325 million for the 1,823-unit apartment portfolio. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc. is selling the portfolio. Two of the properties serve as collateral for $69 million of Freddie Mac securitized debt.

    Written on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 10:05
  • Home Ownership Viewed as Too Expensive By Growing Number of Renters

    Freddie Mac found that 82 percent of apartment renters it surveyed recently thought renting was more affordable than owning. That's up 15 percentage points from the housing-finance agency's last survey, conducted in February 2018, and is the highest percentage ever recorded by the survey.

    Written on Monday, 08 July 2019 14:17
  • Starwood Property Lends $105Mln to Fund Acquisition, Renovation of Houston Hotel

    Starwood Property Trust has provided a total of $105 million of financing against the 955-room Hyatt Regency Houston hotel near the city's George R. Brown Convention Center. A total of $80 million of the loan was used to help fund the 47-year-old property's purchase by a venture of Apollo Real Estate and Haberhill LLC, in a deal brokered by JLL.

    Written on Friday, 05 July 2019 08:29

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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