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  • Pru Lends $245Mln Against Manhattan's 1700 Broadway

    Prudential Insurance Co. of America has provided $245 million of mortgage financing against 1700 Broadway, a 581,354-square-foot office building in midtown Manhattan. The insurer previously had provided $65 million of financing against a leasehold interest in the property. That's been refinanced, while an additional $180 million of debt was placed against it.

    Written on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 14:54
  • Texas Landowner Calls it Quits on Multifamily Sector

    Forestar Group, which owns land for residential developments, has decided to call it quits on the apartment sector in order to focus on its oil and gas and single-family home development businesses. It has hired CBRE to sell a 257-unit property in downtown Austin, Texas. It owns a total of nine properties, a number of which are still in development.

    Written on Monday, 08 February 2016 15:30
  • Cole Capital Launches Non-Traded REIT

    Cole Capital has launched its latest non-traded REIT offering, Cole Office & Industrial REIT III Inc. The unit of VEREIT Inc. is aiming to raise $2.5 billion through the entity, its first such offering in years. Its latest offering will adopt a net-asset value pricing model roughly two years after its stock offering launches.

    Written on Friday, 05 February 2016 17:47
  • Blackstone Lends $285Mln Against Manhattan's Rivertower Apartments

    Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies has provided $285 million of mortgage financing against Rivertower, a 311-unit apartment property in Manhattan's Sutton Place neighborhood. The 38-story property is owned by a venture of Slate Property Group and GreenOak Real Estate, which recently bought it for $390 million, or $1.25 million/unit, resulting in a low-3 percent capitalization rate.

    Written on Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:26
  • Boston Properties to Retire $211.25Mln CMBS Loan Against Va. Retail, Office Property

    Boston Properties Inc. plans to use a portion of the proceeds from the sale of $1 billion of unsecured notes to retire $211.25 million of financing that encumbers the Fountain Square office and retail property in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Reston, Va. The REIT plans to retire the debt in April, after it becomes open to prepayment.

    Written on Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:59
  • Will the Music Stop?


    Commercial real estate prices are at record levels throughout the country. Interest-rate hikes are on the way, leaving many to worry that a drop in sales pricing is not that far behind.


    Written on Thursday, 04 February 2016 14:07
  • Beacon Offers for Sale Arlington, Va., Office Property

    Beacon Capital Partners is offering for sale Pentagon Center, a 911,817-square-foot office property in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Arlington, Va. The Boston investment manager has hired Cushman & Wakefield to market the 46-year-old property, which is one of 19 properties that remain in the collateral pool for a $1.1 billion CMBS loan.

    Written on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:52
  • Prudential Seen Partnering With SocGen on Conduit-Lending Venture


    The buzz is that Prudential Mortgage Capital Co. will team up with Societe Generale on a CMBS conduit-lending venture similar to one it operates with Perella Weinberg Partners. That venture, formed in 2011, is set to be dissolved this summer, after having written some $2.8 billion of conduit loans.


    Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:37
  • Gershon Offers for Sale Brooklyn, N.Y., Apartments

    New York company has hired Cushman & Wakefield to market for sale 55 Hope St., a 117-unit upscale apartment building with 6,200 square feet of retail space in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Units in the building are 97 percent leased, while the retail component is fully leased.

    Written on Monday, 01 February 2016 14:58
  • Middle-Market Lender Puts Portfolio of Performing Bridge Loans on Sales Block

    Procida Funding & Advisors LLC has put a portfolio of $148 million of performing high-yield loans on the sales block, in what could be a first-of-its-kind offering. The Englewood Cliffs, N.J., bridge lender has hired NGKF Capital Markets' loan-sales advisory group to handle the offering, which involves 28 loans against properties within a 100-mile radius of its headquarters.

    Written on Friday, 29 January 2016 14:38

Data Digest







Top Bookrunners Domestic, Private-Label CMBS - 2015
Investment Bank #Deals Vol$mln MktShr%
Deutsche Bank 18.23 17,210.79 18.25
Wells Fargo Securities 17.77 14,715.47 15.61
JPMorgan Securities 14.43 11,589.38 12.29
Morgan Stanley 14.47 9,715.97 10.30
Credit Suisse 10.75 8,593.95 9.11




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Top CMBS Loan Contributors - 2015
Lender #Loans Vol$mln MktShr%
JPMorgan Chase Bank 161.6 10,858.98 11.55
Deutsche Bank 218.0 8,867.97 9.43
Morgan Stanley 241.5 8,264.67 8.79
Bank of America 242.8 6,533.69 6.95
Citigroup 217.4 6,274.94 6.67



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