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  • RMR Group Plans to List Shares for First Mortgage REIT

    The Newton, Mass., company expects to complete its initial public offering for Tremont Mortgage Trust by the end of the year. It recently applied to have the REIT's shares listed on Nasdaq. It is the first mortgage REIT for RMR, which manages four other publically traded REITs.

    Written on Friday, 18 August 2017 14:29
  • Macerich to Line Up $600Mln of Debt Against 4 Malls

    The Santa Monica, Calif., REIT is planning to line up about $600 million of debt against four of its malls. One of the properties is unencumbered by debt. It may line up additional financing against other properties later this year.

    Written on Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:18
  • HPT Acquires Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ohio, Buying Another in N.C.

    Hospitality Properties Trust, a Newton, Mass., REIT, has paid $48.9 million for the 419-room Crowne Plaza & Lofts hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Meanwhile, it is paying $44 million for a 300-room Crowne Plaza in Charlotte, N.C.

    Written on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 17:01
  • Tier REIT Considers Reducing Exposure to Houston Office Market

    The Dallas-based REIT is considering reducing its presence in the Houston office market. It owns three properties with a total of about 2.23 million square feet that it carries on its balance sheet at a combined value of $535 million. One of the portfolio's buildings backs $77.9 million of CMBS debt.

    Written on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 16:39
  • Ukraine Turns to U.S. Loan-Sales Specialists to Resolve Troubled Loans

    The country of Ukraine, which has been in a years-long banking crisis, has turned to U.S. contractors for help in resolving it. The country's Deposit Guarantee Fund and its national bank have hired First Financial Network and DebtX to handle the sale of $410 million of nonperforming loans.

    Written on Monday, 14 August 2017 08:46
  • Healthcare Realty to Pay $612.5Mln for 15 Atlanta Medical Offices

    Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. has struck a deal to pay $612.5 million for a portfolio of 15 medical-office buildings with 1.3 million square feet in the Atlanta area. The Nashville, Tenn., REIT is buying the properties from Meadows & Ohly.

    Written on Friday, 11 August 2017 15:58
  • Ten-X Identifies Top-5 Buy, Sell Apartment Markets

    Investors looking to purchase apartment properties in the United States may want to focus on non-major markets in the South and West that have enjoyed strong employment growth and haven't faced surges of new supply. Sacramento, Calif., tops a list of markets compiled by Ten-X Commercial with the best prospects for investors, while New York is at the top of "Sell" list.

    Written on Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:42
  • Developer Pays $19.6Mln for Ala. Retail Center Backing Troubled CMBS Loan

    The Eastern Shore Centre, a 557,513-square-foot retail property in Spanish Fort, Ala., was sold to Allied Dynamics for $19.6 million, resulting in a $56.1 million loss to the CMBS trust that had held a $66.5 million mortgage against the property. The loan had been securitized through Wachovia Bank Commercial Mortgage Trust, 2006-C26.

    Written on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:40
  • Crow Holdings Launches Latest Value-Add Investment Fund

    The commercial real estate arm of Crow Holdings has started raising its latest investment fund, Crow Holdings Realty Partners VIII LP, which will pursue value-add investments in properties and operating companies. The fund would be a follow-up to Partners VII, which raised $1.85 billion of investor commitments.

    Written on Tuesday, 08 August 2017 16:38
  • AVR Realty Sells Apartment Portfolio for $510Mln

    Carlton Associates Inc. has partnered with investor David Werner to pay $510 million, or $141,863/unit, for a portfolio of 11 apartment properties from AVR Realty. The properties have 3,595 units in South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Georgia.

    Written on Monday, 07 August 2017 16:30

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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