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Freddie, Fannie Funded $148Bln of Multifamily Loans in 2019

Friday, 17 January 2020 Written by

Freddie Mac funded about $78 billion of loans, while Fannie Mae funded $70 billion, giving the two a collective 41 percent share of the $364 billion of projected multifamily lending for the year. The expectation is that each would handle comparable volumes this year, when multifamily lending volumes are expected to climb by nearly 9 percent.

Blackstone's Non-Traded REIT Raised $8.7Bln in 2019, Up 201 Percent From 2018

Thursday, 16 January 2020 Written by

Blackstone Group's entry in the non-traded REIT sector continues to hit home runs. The company, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, which was launched in 2016, raised $8.7 billion of equity capital last year, according to Blue Vault. That was up from the $2.9 billion it had raised in 2018.

CMBS Conduit Loans Maturing Through 2021 Face Few Refinancing Hurdles

Thursday, 16 January 2020 Written by

A total of $109.6 billion of CMBS loans are up for refinancing over the next two years. Calm waters are forecast, even if interest rates climb.

Crowdfunding Starts Gaining Ground in Commercial Real Estate

Thursday, 16 January 2020 Written by

Initially, crowdfunding, the process of raising capital via the Internet, was used to raise preferred equity and debt. Now, platforms are broadening their offerings to include other pieces of a property's capital stack.

Dallas Investment Manager Launches First Investment Fund, Plans Follow-Up Vehicle

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 Written by

The Prescott Group, a Dallas real estate investment manager, has raised $63.4 million of equity commitments for its first investment fund that is pursuing property acquisitions and debt investments throughout the United States. The vehicle, Prescott Strategies Fund I, already has made 12 investments, primarily in the office sector and most of which it has bought through foreclosure auctions or in distressed situations.

Low Interest Rates Drive Surge in CMBS Defeasance Activity

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 Written by

The volume of loans defeased, or replaced by government securities, through last November totaled $12.79 billion. That's up 46 percent from $9.7 billion in 2018.

The Next Big Thing in Real Estate: Blockchain?

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 Written by

The likely benefits of the commercial real estate industry adopting blockchain - a decentralized, irrefutable ledger - would be cost reduction and time savings, as well as cleaner and more standardized data.

CRE Not Done Growing (Quite) Yet

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 Written by

It's been said that 2020 would usher in upward pressure on capitalization rates and downward pressure on property values. However, that does not appear to be the case.

Hotel Industry Looks to Emulate Airbnb Model

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 Written by

The home-sharing company thrived last decade, blurring the lines between hotels and Airbnb.

Blackstone Pays $268Mln for Sheraton Phoenix Hotel

Monday, 13 January 2020 Written by

Blackstone Group has paid $268 million, or $267,198/room, for the 1,003-room Sheraton hotel in downtown Phoenix. A venture of Marriott International, TLG Investment Partners and Concord Wilshire Capital was the seller.

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Data Digest

 

CMBS DELINQUENCY VOLUME

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CMBS SPECIAL SERVICING VOLUME

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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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CMBS 2.0 Spreads

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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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