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  • LoanCore Lends $60Mln Against Chocolate Factory Apartments in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    LoanCore Capital has originated a $60 million mortgage against the Chocolate Factory Lofts, a 123-unit apartment property in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn, N.Y. The floating-rate loan allowed the property's owner, a venture that includes Brickman and HK Organization, to defease $37.3 million of existing debt.

    Written on Friday, 24 March 2017 12:02
  • UBS Offers for Sale Washington, D.C., Office Building

    UBS Realty Investors is offering for sale 1101 Vermont Ave. NW, a 174,592-square-foot office building in downtown Washington, D.C. It's offering it for sale as a number of leases are set to expire, which could make the property a value-add proposition for prospective investors. Cushman & Wakefield has the listing.

    Written on Thursday, 23 March 2017 17:26
  • Investor in Value-Add Retail Centers Starts Raising Second Investment Vehicle

    Epic Real Estate Partners is in the process of raising what could be $300 million for its second investment vehicle. The Austin, Texas, company was founded five years ago by three retail-property veterans, and pursues value-add grocery-anchored retail and power centers. It so far has raised $50 million for its latest fund.

    Written on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:36
  • Morgan Properties Buys Md. Apartment Portfolio; Aims for $1Bln of Buys in 2017

    Morgan Properties, which recently completed the $247 million purchase of a portfolio of 1,979 apartment units in the Baltimore suburb of Windsor Mill, Md., has plans to make up to $1 billion of investments in similar class-B properties. Its focus is on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

    Written on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:40
  • Charleston, S.C., Group Buys Citadel Mall; CMBS Loan Suffers 100 Percent Loss

    A group led by Richard C. Davis, who created a pair of television shows focused on buying, fixing and flipping homes, has paid $17.2 million for the Citadel Mall in Charleston, S.C. The sale resulted in a loss of $62.7 million to the CMBS trust that held a like-sized loan against the property.

    Written on Monday, 20 March 2017 16:20
  • Morgan Stanley Paying $62.5Mln to Resolve Rep and Warranty Claim

    Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $62.5 million to resolve a suit that alleged it had breached the representations and warranties it had provided when it sold a loan against an Ohio retail center to a CMBS trust. The loan was securitized through Morgan Stanley Capital I Inc., 2007-IQ14.

    Written on Friday, 17 March 2017 16:43
  • Bistricer's Clipper Realty Paying $87.5Mln for Brooklyn, N.Y., Apartments

    David Bistricer has taken his Clipper Realty Inc. investment operation public, and is earmarking some of the proceeds to fund the $87.5 million, or $543,480/unit, purchase of 107 Columbia Heights, a 161-unit apartment property in Brooklyn, N.Y.,'s exclusive Columbia Heights neighborhood.

    Written on Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:11
  • JPMorgan Lent $91Mln for Recap of Ariz. Shopping Mall-Turned-Office

    JPMorgan Chase Bank has provided $91 million of financing against the Galleria Corporate Centre, facilitating a recapitalization of the 537,110-square-foot office property in Scottsdale, Ariz., that started life as a shopping mall. As part of the recap, Jasper Ridge Partners bought out Oaktree Capital Management. Stockdale Capital Partners retained its stake.

    Written on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:01
  • MassMutual Circles First CMBS B-Piece

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. is making its first CMBS B-piece investment. It moved into the business last year by hiring Doug Cooper, who previously built out Allied Capital Ltd.'s B-piece business. The insurer has circled the most subordinate classes of JPMDB Commercial Mortgage Securities Trust, 2017-C5, and is shooting for a 13.9 percent return.

    Written on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:32
  • Oak Street Capital Raising Latest Net Leased Fund

    The Chicago investment manager has raised $380.1 million of a targeted $1.25 billion for its latest fund, which like its predecessors will pursue office, industrial and retail properties that are net leased to their tenants.

    Written on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:00

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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