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With the pace of property sales running well behind that of last year, it's likely that commercial mortgage origination volumes this year will show a decline from 2016. That's according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, which has updated its projections and now sees full-year volume declining by 3 percent, to $478 billion.

Brookfield Seen Paying $45Mln for Independence Mall in N.C.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 Written by

Brookfield Asset Management is said to have purchased the Independence Mall in Wilmington, N.C., resolving a troubled $110 million CMBS loan against it. It paid $45 million for the 1 million-square-foot property, which betters the $42 million appraised valued pegged on it late last year.

JMP Funds Venture Pursuing Ambitious Apartment Investment Plan

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 Written by

A group of real estate executives that nearly four years ago launched a management and advisory firm, whose portfolio has grown to some 4,500 apartment units, is now aiming to buy properties for its own account. They've formed 5 Cap Realty LLC and ventured with JMP Asset Management to build a $1 billion portfolio of apartment properties in the coming five years.

Departure of Anchor Tenant Puts CMBS Loan Against Ala. Office at Risk

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Written by

Regions Bank, which occupies just more than one-third of the space at the Regions Harbert Plaza office building in Birmingham, Ala., won't be renewing its lease, which matures at the end of the year. That has prompted the property's $82.7 million CMBS loan to transfer to special servicer CWCapital Asset Management.

CMBS Issuance Picks Up Steam, Topping 2016 Volumes

Monday, 19 June 2017 Written by

CMBS issuance, which was running at a snail's pace through April, has picked up smartly since then. Including deals in the pipeline, issuance in May and June will top the volume for the first four months of the year. We're now looking at $32.4 billion of issuance for the first half, up more than 19 percent from last year's anemic pace.

Wall of Maturities Update: May Runs Smoothly, but Largest Remaining Volume Lies Ahead

Friday, 16 June 2017 Written by

Continued availability of relatively low-cost financing options for commercial property owners has significantly reduced the risk that the long-feared "wall of maturities" would be a major problem for the CMBS industry. But it's not over yet, as nearly $10 billion of loans are set to mature this month.

IStar Gears Up to Offer for Sale Silicon Valley Office Leased to Apple

Thursday, 15 June 2017 Written by

IStar Financial Inc. is gearing up to offer for sale 1050-1090 East Arques Ave., a 224,548-square-foot office building in Sunnyvale, Calif., that's fully leased to Apple Inc. The four-building property was constructed in 1985 and completely redeveloped four years ago, facilitating Apple's long-term lease.

Freddie Rolls Out Securitization of Tax-Free Multifamily Mortgages

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Written by

Freddie Mac for the first time has securitized a portfolio of tax-exempt loans against affordable-housing properties. The transaction, FRETE, 2017-ML01, joins the agency's well-known K- and SB-series deals. Freddie expects to issue similar deals at least once a quarter next year.

Ladder Capital Goes Solo, Launches $625.7Mln CMBS Conduit Deal

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Written by

Ladder Capital Finance, which has been stockpiling conduit loans in recent months, has opted to securitize $625.7 million of its loans through its first solo transaction. The New York finance company has tapped Wells Fargo Securities as the deal's underwriter and will keep a 1.97 percent slice of each of the deal's bond classes. It's also sold a horizontal risk-retention piece.

LNR Brings Vista Ridge Mall to Market

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Written by

LNR Partners, special servicer for the $64.3 million CMBS loan against the Vista Ridge Mall in suburban Dallas, is putting the 28-year-old retail property up for sale through NGKF Capital Markets. The mall is anchored by a Macy's, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears, which own the spaces they occupy.

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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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CMBS 2.0 Spreads


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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