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  • Blackstone Seeks up to $15Bln for Latest Real Estate Fund

    Blackstone Group is in the market to raise up to $15 billion for what would be the largest ever real estate investment fund, topping its $13.3 billion predecessor. So far, it's lined up equity commitments from the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund and the Maine Public Employees' Retirement System, among others.

    Written on Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:22
  • Landesbank Lends $278Mln Against America's Square in Washington, D.C.

    Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg has provided $278 million of fixed-rate financing against America's Square, a 461,484-square-foot office property in the Capitol Hill submarket of Washington, D.C., that was recently purchased by Jamestown Properties for $496.9 million, or $1,077/sf.

    Written on Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:54
  • MetLife Lends $220Mln Against Cleveland-Area Mall

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. has provided a $220 million loan against 662,127 square feet of the 909,127-sf Beachwood Place Mall in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood, Ohio. The loan was used by the property's owner, General Growth Properties Inc., to replace $213.4 million of debt, some of which was securitized.

    Written on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:55
  • LNR Offers 3 Beverly Hills Office Buildings; $80Mln Price Tag Seen

    LNR Partners has put up for sale three office buildings in Beverly Hills, Calif., that it took by foreclosing on a $47 million CMBS loan in 2012. The three buildings, commonly referred to as the Beverly Hills Office Pool, have a total of 208,872 square feet and collectively could sell for as much as $80 million, or $383/sf.

    Written on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:30
  • Columbia Property Aims to Sell 14 Office Properties

    Columbia Property Trust, the former Wells REIT II Inc., has identified 14 suburban and single-tenant properties with 3.8 million square feet that it aims to sell this year. It expects that the properties will sell for up to $600 million, which would translate to an average capitalization rate of 7 percent to 8 percent. The proposed sales are part of the REIT's ongoing plan to reposition its portfolio.

    Written on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:57
  • Former Head of CubeSmart Launches Self-Storage Lending Venture

    Dean Jernigan, the former chief executive of self-storage REIT CubeSmart, has formed Jernigan Capital Inc., through which he plans to provide financing against self-storage properties. He's looking to raise public capital for his venture, which would write loans against development and stabilized properties.

    Written on Monday, 23 February 2015 15:34
  • Shorenstein Shops for $215Mln of Financing for Manhattan's 1407 Broadway

    Shorenstein Properties is shopping for about $215 million of mortgage financing to fund its $330 million purchase of 1407 Broadway, a 1.1 million-square-foot office property in midtown Manhattan. It is buying a leasehold interest in the Garment District property, which is 85 percent leased.

    Written on Friday, 20 February 2015 17:23
  • Edgewood Capital Eyes $100Mln Fund to Write Bridge Loans

    Edgewood Capital Advisors is gearing up to launch its latest and largest investment fund. The Southport, Conn., private-equity firm, which was founded in 2002, is said to be planning to raise what could be $100 million that it would use to fund bridge loans against properties in transition - a business it's pursued since its inception.

    Written on Friday, 20 February 2015 16:34
  • Aareal Lends $160Mln Against Lower Manhattan Office, Apartment Property

    Aareal Capital Corp. has provided a $160 million loan against a lower Manhattan property with 185,851 square feet of office space and 221 apartment units. The loan took out two CMBS loans, with a total balance of $150 million, that had troubled histories.

    Written on Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:16
  • Downtown Philadelphia Office Building Offered for Sale


    A group that includes Nightingale Properties has tapped Eastdil Secured to market for sale 1700 Market, an 841,172-square-foot office property in downtown Philadelphia. Based on the property's $12.3 million of expected net operating income, it should sell for more than $175 million. It backs a total of $121.2 million of senior and mezzanine financing.

    Written on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 17:17

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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