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Tuesday, 14 May 2002

Mid-Atlantic Digest (5/15/02): Va. Beach OKs Revised 31st St. Hotel Contract

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May 15, 2002

Virginia Beach OKs revised 31st St. hotel contract
The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – After nearly a year of touchy negotiations with developers, the City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved a revised contract for a public/private partnership to build a luxury oceanfront resort, a parking deck and a park at 31st Street. The new agreement allows developers Bruce L. Thompson and Edmund C. Ruffin the option to own the land. The businessmen sought the new arrangement last spring after complaining that the previous contract was making it difficult to get loans to build the 300-room hotel. Under that contract, they could only lease the land.

Developer pulls request for rezoning in Elkridge, Md.
The Baltimore Sun

ELKRIDGE, Md. – A developer withdrew his request yesterday for industrial zoning on a contaminated parcel of Elkridge land, a proposal that had brought the community out en masse to protest. Peter Bosworth of the Baltimore-based Kenfield LLC had hoped to build an office and industrial park on 25 acres at Route 103 and Interstate 95. A former Superfund cleanup site, the residentially zoned property has too much arsenic, mercury and chromium in the ground for the Maryland Department of the Environment to give its approval for home building. Bosworth, who has MDE permission for nonresidential development, had been scheduled to appear before the Zoning Board tonight for continued hearings. Had he lost this case, he would have had to wait two years to try again. Now he can reapply any time.

WRIT continues string of dividend hikes
The Washington Business Journal

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is boosting its quarterly shareholder dividend by 6 percent, or 2 cents per share, to 35 cents. It is the 162nd consecutive quarterly dividend at equal or increasing rates. The company's dividends have increased every year for 32 consecutive years. WRIT dividends have increased 37 times in the past 32 years.

Ballard Spahr commits to 10-year lease in Baltimore

BALTIMORE – The large national law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, has renewed its lease of 39,000 square feet of office space at 300 E. Lombard S. until 2012. In addition to the space currently occupied, the firm has expanded its offices to include an additional 10,000 sf. To date, the renewal represents the largest lease in Baltimore for 2002. Ballard has six offices located throughout the mid-Atlantic corridor and the western United States. Local brokerage Colliers Pinkard arranged the deal.

Column: The reality behind the dream for 30th Street
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA – Brandywine Realty Trust has proposed a 32-story office building by the 30th Street Station, a site whose redevelopment has been much hoped for by the city. But, the columnist warns, it would be a mistake to interpret those plans as meaning "the city is on a roll and that, therefore, Philadelphia doesn't have to worry so much about reforming its business-unfriendly tax and regulatory policies."

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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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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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