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  • 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
  • BofA Lends $100.5Mln Against Austin, Texas, Office

    Bank of America has provided $100.5 million of financing against Chase Tower, a 389,503-square-foot office property in downtown Austin, Texas, facilitating its purchase by a venture of Lincoln Property Group and Goldman Sachs. The deal resulted in the early pay-off of a $78.9 million CMBS loan. Investors in the CMBS deal got a $10.1 million yield maintenance penalty.

    Written on Monday, 13 March 2017 15:44
  • Barclays Lends $140Mln Against Manhattan Office Property

    Barclays Bank has provided a $140 million mortgage against 123 William St., a 545,000-square-foot office property in lower Manhattan. The interest-only loan has a 10-year term and pays a coupon of 4.67 percent.

    Written on Friday, 10 March 2017 14:01

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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