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  • Woodbine Raises Fund to Pursue Full-Service, Upscale Select-Service Hotels in Major Markets

    Woodbine Development Corp. is on its way to raising $250 million of equity for its first investment fund, targeting full-service and upscale select-service hotels in major U.S. markets. So far, the Dallas company has raised $200 million through Woodbine Legacy Investments, exceeding the $85 million initial target when the fund launched last year.

    Written on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 16:23
  • CMBS Conduit Spreads Widen Amid Volatility, Weak Demand

    Spreads on new-issue CMBS conduit deals blew out last week as volatility, weak demand and a relatively healthy issuance pipeline took their toll. Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Trust, 2018-C48, an $833.93 million deal that priced Friday, took it on the chin, as its benchmark bond class priced at a spread of 105 basis points more than swaps.

    Written on Monday, 10 December 2018 16:31
  • New York-Centric Non-Traded REIT Eyes Liquidation

    American Realty Capital New York City REIT Inc., a non-traded REIT that was launched roughly five years ago, is gearing up for its liquidity event. That could entail a sale of its assets - six properties in Manhattan - a merger with another company, or a listing of its shares. The company's portfolio includes the office buildings at 1140 Ave. of the Americas, 123 William St. and 9 Times Square.

    Written on Friday, 07 December 2018 15:00
  • Alternative Lender Eyes Expansion with Sale of Stake to Private-Equity Firm

    Romspen Investment Corp., among the largest non-bank commercial mortgage lenders in Canada, has sold a minority stake in itself to TIG Advisors, a New York private-equity firm, giving it the ability to further expand its lending activity. The company operates a $2.4 billion mortgage-lending fund that has a 42 percent exposure to the U.S., up from 41 percent a year ago.

    Written on Thursday, 06 December 2018 16:11
  • Former DDR Corp. Sells 80 Percent Stake in 10 Retail Properties to Chinese Investors


    Site Centers Corp., the former DDR Corp., has sold an 80 percent equity stake in a portfolio of 10 of its retail properties with 4.1 million square feet to two Chinese institutional investors in a deal valuing the properties at $607 million. The venture, Dividend Trust Portfolio, has lined up a $364.3 million mortgage from Credit Suisse that is in the process of being securitized.

    Written on Wednesday, 05 December 2018 16:06
  • Somera, Taconic Team Buys $75.2Mln of CMBS Debt on Pittsburgh's Southside Works

    A venture of Somera Road Inc. and Taconic Capital has acquired $75.2 million of soured CMBS debt against the Southside Works retail property in Pittsburgh. The debt, which was purchased for $44.1 million, was securitized through JPMorgan Chase Commercial Mortgage Securities Corp., 2007-CIBC18, and Credit Suisse Commercial Mortgage Securities Corp., 2008-C1.

    Written on Tuesday, 04 December 2018 18:18
  • Carroll Organization, PGIM Partner on More Apartment Buys

    Carroll Organization has completed another batch of acquisitions in partnership with PGIM Real Estate, bringing the volume of its investments with the investment manager to $2 billion. Carroll, an Atlanta apartment specialist funded the latest investment - valued at $600 million - with capital raised through a fund last year. It's now looking at launching a follow-up fund.

    Written on Monday, 03 December 2018 15:52
  • CWCapital Winding Down BACM 2007-2; Puts All Remaining Assets Up For Sale

    Special servicer CWCapital Asset Management is winding down Banc of America Commercial Mortgage Trust, 2007-2, having placed all of the deal's 11 remaining assets, with a balance of $172.8 million, up for sale through its RealInsight Marketplace. The transaction, issued in May 2007, originally was backed by 185 loans with a $3.2 billion balance. A total of 53 loans were liquidated with losses. The last 11 are being marketed by Mission Capital Advisors.

    Written on Friday, 30 November 2018 17:03

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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