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  • Radco Aims for Fund to Broaden Investment Capabilities

    Radco Cos., a pioneer in the value-add multifamily space, is looking to move into the investment management business, allowing it to broaden its investment strategy. The company for some 20 years has capitalized its investments on a deal-by-deal basis. It'll continue doing so, but expects a fund would allow it to buy properties that might be newer or have a longer hold strategy than its traditional investments.

    Written on Friday, 15 December 2017 11:24
  • Morgan Properties Does $1.2Bln of Deals in 2017; Plans on Being More Selective Next Year

    The King of Prussia, Pa., investor, one of the largest apartment owners in the country, plans on being more selective on the investment side next year. It will be opportunity-driven, buying properties in certain key markets, including the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., and in the Carolinas.

    Written on Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:33
  • Owner of Dallas' Renaissance Tower Refinances Troubled CMBS Loan

    Square Mile Capital Management LLC has provided $118 million of mortgage financing against the 1.7 million-square-foot Renaissance Tower office building in downtown Dallas. The financing allowed the property's owner, an affiliate of Moinian Group and SMA Equities, to retire what originally was $144 million of financing, a $129 million piece of which was securitized.

    Written on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:44
  • Commercial Real Estate Sits Pretty With Senate, House Tax Bills

    Tax reform could still be weeks away, if not longer. But bills passed by both houses of Congress provide a glimpse of what final legislation might look like. So far, things look good for commercial real estate.

    Written on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:44
  • Small-Balance Specialist Broadens Scope with Second Fund

    Grand Coast Capital, a Boston-area alternative lender that was launched in 2013, is broadening its lending capabilities. It's raised its second fund, which pursues lending and investing opportunities involving small-cap properties. The fund will write mezzanine and bridge loans, as well as make joint-venture equity investments.

    Written on Monday, 11 December 2017 16:46
  • CMBS Issuance for Year Poised to Top $84Bln; Issuers Not Done Yet

    Five CMBS transactions totaling $3.6 billion priced over the past five days and another four, totaling $2.3 billion, were launched, which would bring total issuance for the year so far to $84.3 billion. That would be 25.4 percent more volume than last year. Issuers aren't done yet and could very well float at least another $5 billion of bonds.

    Written on Friday, 08 December 2017 08:29
  • SEC Clarifies Accounting Rules on Sales Recognition of Certain CMBS

    The SEC has clarified that issuers of CMBS could continue treating the securitization of assets as sales, as opposed to financings, under generally accepted accounting principles, even when a third party buys its risk-retention classes. The regulator hasn't made a formal ruling, but provided guidance through the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

    Written on Thursday, 07 December 2017 14:23
  • JCR Capital Raises $142Mln in Six Months for Value-Add Lending Fund

    JCR Capital Investment Corp., which started raising a value-add lending fund in June, already has raised $142 million for the vehicle, JCR Income Plus Fund IV. The fund, which will provide joint venture and preferred equity as well as mezzanine loans, becomes the third leg in the Denver investment manager's capital offerings. It already operates in the core and opportunistic sectors.

    Written on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:16
  • Former Stan Johnson Net-Lease Execs Launch Brokerage Platform

    Two long-time players in the business of brokering the sale of net-leased properties have launched their own brokerage platform, Brokers+Engineers. The two, Camille Renshaw and Scott Scurich, aim to modernize the brokerage of net-leased properties by building a robust data set and analytics. They expect to broker $350 million of property sales in year one.

    Written on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 16:31
  • REITs Break Unsecured Notes Issuance Records

    So far this year, REITs have issued a record-breaking $47.5 billion of unsecured notes - nearly a quarter more than they issued last year. And in three days last week, eight REITs priced $5 billion of notes, setting another record. Their driver: continued low interest rates and the fear that they'll increase.

    Written on Monday, 04 December 2017 16:02

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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