Allianz Real Estate of America has provided a $125 million loan against Station Place II, a 362,069-square-foot office building at 600 2nd St. NE in Washington, D.C. The loan was used to defease a $94.5 million CMBS loan that was securitized in 2006 and had carried a 6.9 percent coupon.
Torchlight Investors, an investment manager that operates a CMBS special servicing unit, is looking to raise $1 billion of equity commitments for a fund that would invest in commercial real estate acquire debt and CMBS. Its last fund raised $956 million of commitments last year and is still in its investing stage.
Deutsche Bank has provided $98.2 million of financing against 399 Boylston St., a 229,400-square-foot office building in Boston's Back Bay that was purchased last month by the Blackstone Group for $117 million, or roughly $510/sf. The building will face a substantial vacancy in 2017, but that could spell an opportunity for the investment manager.
Federal regulators this week approved final rules regarding the retention of risk in asset-backed securities, including CMBS. The rules do not differ much from the proposed regulations that the SEC and other agencies had proposed a year ago and are expected to increase the costs to borrow via the CMBS market.
Worthing Cos. is offering for sale a portfolio of three adjacent apartment properties with 691 units in the central perimeter submarket of Atlanta. CBRE is marketing the portfolio, which could sell for around $150 million, or $217,077/unit, which would result in a capitalization rate of about 5 percent.
LBA Realty has agreed to pay Transpacific Development Corp. $159 million, or about $469/sf, for Sony Pictures Plaza, a 338,695-square-foot office building in Culver City, Calif., that's expected to lose its sole tenant, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in three years.
Clinton Towers, a three-building apartment property in the East Tremont section of the Bronx, N.Y., has been put up for sale through Marcus & Millichap. The property, which is no longer part of the Mitchell-Lama program, could sell for nearly $70 million, translating to a capitalization rate of 4 percent.
The owner of a mixed-use property in Gahanna, Ohio, has sued special servicer LNR Partners, alleging it obstructed its access to a reserve fund. As a result of what the property's owner said was LNR's refusal to give it access to the funds, it defaulted on the loan, which was securitized only six months ago.
A venture of Federal Capital Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co. is offering for sale the Fairways at Towson, an 828-unit apartment property in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Md. The property, at 6906 Donachie Road, could sell for about $103.5 million, or $125,000/unit. It's being offered through CBRE.
Ares Management is offering for sale Embassy Row, a 666,274-square-foot office property in Atlanta's central perimeter submarket. CBRE is marketing the complex, which could sell for about $100 million, or $150/sf.
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