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  • Column Financial Lends $150Mln Against 2 Manhattan Hotels

    Credit Suisse's Column Financial unit has provided $150 million of floating-rate financing against two hotels with 768 rooms in the Tribeca and Financial District areas of Manhattan. The financing was used to help fund the pay-off of a $320 million debt package that included a securitized senior loan.

    Written on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:20
  • Crescent Heights Offers for Sale Unsold Condo Units, Retail Space in Atlanta

    Crescent Heights is offering for sale 246-unsold residential condominium units and 13,004 square feet of retail space at the Atlantic in the midtown area of Atlanta. The Miami company has hired CBRE to market the units and retail space, at 270 17th St. NW, which could sell for roughly $104.5 million.

    Written on Tuesday, 06 October 2015 17:06
  • Stakes Shopped in 3 Manhattan Office Properties

    Stakes in three Manhattan office properties are being offered as their ownership groups look to recapitalize them. The three buildings, which total 2.6 million square feet, are: 63 Madison Ave., with 870,000 sf in Gramercy Park; 200 Madison Ave., with 750,000 sf in Murray Hill, and 498 Seventh Ave., with 960,000 sf in Penn Station. Their owners have hired Eastdil Secured to find buyers for a 49 percent stake in each property.

    Written on Monday, 05 October 2015 16:56
  • Macerich to Line Up $1.8Bln of Fresh Loans on 5 Malls

    The Santa Monica, Calif., REIT, which had been under pressure to sell itself, has agreed to sell a stake in eight of its shopping center properties to GIC Real Estate Pte and Heitman. The deal would generate a total of $2.3 billion of cash proceeds, which would include the refinancing or financing of a number of properties.

    Written on Friday, 02 October 2015 13:10
  • Venture Led by Crocker Partners Wins Atlanta's Paces West

    A venture led by Crocker Partners has been selected as the winning bidder for Paces West, a 646,471-square-foot office property in the Cumberland/Galleria submarket of Atlanta. It is said to be paying about $113 million, or about $175/sf, for the property, which should be good news for the CMBS trust that holds a modified $77.3 million loan against it.

    Written on Thursday, 01 October 2015 16:50
  • JPMorgan Tops List of Loan Contributors to CMBS

    The bank contributed $3 billion of loans to CMBS deals during the latest quarter, bringing its tally for the year to $8.1 billion, putting it in a dead heat with Deutsche Bank. Well behind the two are Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Bank.

    Written on Thursday, 01 October 2015 15:17
  • CMBS Issuance During Quarter Underwhelms

    A total of $22.1 billion of CMBS was issued during the third quarter. That was down nearly 20 percent from the same period a year ago. But issuance for the year is still up from last year, at $73.6 billion versus $66 billion. Deutsche Bank retains its relatively big lead among all bookrunners, with a 20.7 percent share of the market. Wells Fargo Securities, however, is advancing rapidly.

    Written on Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:30
  • Invesco Seen Buying Jefferson Marketplace Apartments in Washington, D.C.

    Invesco Real Estate has struck a deal to buy Jefferson Marketplace, a 281-unit apartment property in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood. The Atlanta investment manager is buying the property, at 1550 7th St. NW, from its developer, Jefferson Apartment Group of McLean, Va., which had offered it through CBRE.

    Written on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 15:39
  • Fixed-Income Markets Get Hit, Take CMBS With Them

    Fixed-income markets, including CMBS, took it on the chin yesterday, and helped push spreads on the latest conduit deal, COMM, 2015-CCRE26, to the widest levels in at least two years. Its BBB- class priced at a spread of 525 bps more than swaps, a level not seen since September 2012.

    Written on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 16:42
  • Blackstone Puts Portfolio of Foreclosed Real Estate On Sales Block

    Blackstone Group has tapped CBRE to market for sale a portfolio of 54 foreclosed properties that it has accumulated over the years. The portfolio includes a number of properties that it assumed through its recent purchase of GE Capital Real Estate, as well as properties it has owned for nearly a decade.

    Written on Monday, 28 September 2015 10:52

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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