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  • New Office Leases in Manhattan on Track for Second-Highest Total in History

    A total of 25.7 million square feet of new office leases were signed in Manhattan this year through September, putting the year on track to be the second-most active since Cushman & Wakefield started collecting such data in the 1980s. Leasing activity for the year will top 30.5 million sf, but will fall short of the record 32.8 million sf set in 2014.

    Written on Friday, 19 October 2018 08:38
  • Asana Partners Raises $235Mln for Follow-Up Retail Property Fund

    Asana Partners, which was founded three years ago by former senior executives of retail property developer EDENS, is well on its way to raising its second investment fund. It's raised $235 million of a targeted $800 million for Asana Partners Fund II. The Charlotte, N.C., company had raised $500 million for its inaugural fund last year. The new fund, like its predecessor, targets so-called "High Street" retail properties.

    Written on Thursday, 18 October 2018 15:46
  • CMBS Loan Against Miami's Southland Mall Unlikely to Get Refinanced

    The Southland Mall, just south of downtown Miami, is facing the final maturity of its $118.5 million indebtedness next May. Because it's unlikely to get taken out by then, the $67.5 million senior component of the financing, which was securitized through JPMorgan Chase Commercial Mortgage Securities Trust, 2014-FL6, has transferred to special servicing. The mall is anchored by a Sears, Macy's and JCPenney. Meanwhile, Kmart, which occupied 120,391 square feet, has shut its store.

    Written on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:39
  • Stonehill On Track for $300Mln of Hotel Loans This Year

    The Atlanta investment manager is having a record-breaking year. It's funded $175 million of loans against hotels so far this year and expects to fund $125 million in the final quarter. The middle-market lender is investing on behalf of a $180 million fund it had raised last year.

    Written on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:50
  • Debt-Fund Sponsors Raised Record $32.3Bln Last Year; $21Bln So Far This Year

    Sponsors of real estate debt-investment funds last year raised a record $32.3 billion of equity commitments through 63 funds, according to Preqin. And this year through September, 40 funds have raised $21 billion, putting the sector on track to at least come close to reaching last year's record.

    Written on Monday, 15 October 2018 15:42
  • Rialto Capital Dominates Conduit B-Piece Market in 3Q; KKR Tops Retainers of Risk

    Rialto Capital Advisors invested in three CMBS conduit B-pieces during the third quarter, bringing its investments in the asset class so far this year to seven deals totaling $6.1 billion, for a 21.4 percent share of the conduit B-piece market. KKR Real Estate Finance, which retained the greatest amount of risk in the CMBS market during the quarter, was close behind it.

    Written on Friday, 12 October 2018 15:55
  • CIM Commercial Looks to Sell 9 Office Properties in Calif., Washington, D.C.

    CIM Commercial Trust Corp. is planning to sell nine office properties with about 2.7 million square feet in Oakland, Calif., San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as part of a planned recapitalization that would allow it to return capital to its institutional investors. After its ambitious sales effort is completed, the company would be 94 percent owned by non-institutional investors. It also would have a much lower debt profile.

    Written on Thursday, 11 October 2018 14:59
  • PPM Finance Maps Expansion into Bridge, Mezzanine Lending

    PPM Finance is expanding its commercial real estate loan offerings to include bridge and mezzanine mortgages. The move is a natural extension of the company's senior-lending business and would allow it to provide a wider menu of loan products to its clients and generate higher yields.

    Written on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:52
  • Ex-Rialto Capital Execs Form Company to Pursue Value-Add Apartments in Western U.S.

    Tower 16 Capital Partners, a company formed last year by former Rialto Capital Management executives Mike Farley and Tyler Pruett, is looking to expand its portfolio of value-add apartment properties in the Western United States. It's looking to buy properties in Las Vegas, California's Inland Empire, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.

    Written on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:33
  • Starwood Confident in Non-Traded REIT's Capital-Raising, Inks $182Mln of Deals

    Starwood Real Estate Income Trust Inc., a non-traded REIT that Starwood Capital Group had launched last year, has circled its first investments. The REIT, which got the regulatory okay to start raising capital last year, hasn't yet raised any. Still, its sponsor has paid $182 million for six apartment properties with 1,609 units that it will flip, for the same price, to the REIT.

    Written on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 15:25

Data Digest







Top Bookrunners Domestic, Private-Label CMBS - 2017
Investment Bank #Deals Vol$mln MktShr%
Goldman Sachs 17.59 11,819.34 13.68
JPMorgan Securities 14.52 10,968.11 12.70
Citigroup 12.04 10,012.71 11.59
Wells Fargo Securities 14.02 9,936.06 11.50
Deutsche Bank 12.55 9,879.74 11.44




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Top CMBS Loan Contributors - 2017
Lender #Loans Vol$mln MktShr%
Goldman Sachs 146.89 11,719.34 13.63
JPMorgan Chase Bank 117.68 10,114.14 11.76
Deutsche Bank 198.48 9,689.97 11.27
Morgan Stanley 166.18 8,539.78 9.93
Citigroup 199.05 8,088.24 9.41



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