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Property Sales Volume Plunges 11 Percent in 1Q as Caution Prevails

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 Written by

Commercial property investment-sales volume totaled only $106.4 billion during the first quarter, an 11 percent drop from the $120 billion of volume posted during the same period a year earlier, according to Real Capital Analytics. The New York research company blamed investor uncertainty and caution for the sharp pullback.

Meadow Partners Launches Latest Investment Fund; Targets $600Mln Raise

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 Written by

Meadow Partners has formally launched its latest real estate investment fund, Meadow Real Estate Fund V LP, for which it has set a $600 million equity-raising target. The fund would be a follow-up to a $300 million vehicle that the investment manager raised nearly three years ago.

Toronto Investment Manager Increasing U.S. Apartment Presence Through $1.4Bln Acquisition

Monday, 22 April 2019 Written by

Tricon Capital Group, a Toronto investment manager that specializes in the single-family rental and multifamily sectors, is beefing up its multifamily presence through its pending acquisition of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. Starlight owns 23 apartment properties with 7,289 units in 13 markets, most in the Sunbelt region. It carries $916 million of debt, the bulk of which is made up of Freddie Mac mortgages, that will be assumed.

Foreign Investors Accounted for $13.65Bln of U.S. Multifamily Deal Volume Last Year

Thursday, 18 April 2019 Written by

The volume amounted to only 8 percent of the $174.5 billion of apartment sales that took place last year. But that was nearly 50 percent more deal activity than foreigners had been involved in during the previous year. The biggest source of foreign capital: Canada, which accounted for 63 percent of the total.

Alpha Wave Spin-Off Aims for Small-Cap Apartments in 3 Markets

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 Written by

Jordan Fisher and David Sloan, who four years ago had formed Alpha Wave Investors with Ken Cruse to pursue relatively small workforce-housing properties and hotels on the West Coast, have spun off the apartment business as Next Wave Investors. They've completed their first two deals, building their portfolio to nine properties with roughly 1,000 units.

ArborCrowd to 'Take it Slow;' Aims for 4-5 Deals in 2019

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 Written by

ArborCrowd, the crowdfunding operation of Arbor Commercial Mortgage, is aiming to complete four or five transactions this year. That would compare with the four it completed last year, and the eight it's completed since being founded in 2016. Its projected deal volume also is dwarfed by that of other crowdfunding platforms.

The opportunistic investor has raised $145 million of a targeted $650 million for True North Real Estate Fund IV LP. The vehicle, like its predecessors, targets middle-market properties that might be undercapitalized, overleveraged or in need of redevelopment. It has its roots in the distressed-debt business and continues to pursue high-yield debt.

Tallest Building in Kentucky Up for Sale, Driven by Maturity of CMBS Loan

Friday, 12 April 2019 Written by

The owner of the 759,650-square-foot 400 West Market St. office building in downtown Louisville, Ky. - the state's tallest building - has put the property up for sale through HFF. A sale would resolve a matured $103.1 million CMBS loan against the property, formerly known as the Aegon Center, that for a second time has transferred to special servicing.

Fannie, Freddie Turn to Insurers to Take Additional Risk from Their Multifamily Loans

Thursday, 11 April 2019 Written by

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which last year were compelled to transfer more of the risk they take on when originating multifamily mortgages, have developed ways to effectively do so. Freddie, which relies on the sale of B-pieces of its securitizations, has supplemented that through the purchase of insurance. Fannie, meanwhile, has now transferred the risk from $51 billion of loans through insurance purchases.

Real Estate Funds Raised $39Bln in 1Q; Brookfield Accounts for 38.5 Percent of Total

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 Written by

Real estate investment managers raised $39 billion of equity commitments for 33 funds during the first quarter, according to Preqin. That was up more than 25 percent from the fourth quarter, when $31 billion was raised through 93 funds. The latest data were skewed by the $15 billion raised through Brookfield Strategic Real Estate Partners III fund, which had its final close in February.

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Data Digest







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


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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