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Every week, Commercial Mortgage Alert gives subscribers the earliest look at key lending and securitization activities — real estate financings you're not supposed to know about.

Selections from Recent Issues


Startup Acore Goes on Hiring Spree, Adds 11

Acore Capital, a bridge lender formed in the spring by four former Starwood Property executives, is rapidly building up its staff.

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Investors Push for "Life of Loan' Protections

B-piece buyers are pressing commercial MBS issuers to specify that the guarantees provided to bondholders about the accuracy of collateral-loan data extend...

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2 Stand-Alone U-Haul Deals Head to Market

Amerco, the corporate parent of U-Haul, has lined up two fixed-rate loans totaling roughly $575 million from three banks — Bank of America, J.P....

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Conduit Spreads Widen Out Amid Volatility

Spreads blew out on two conduit deals this week as issuers struggled to place bonds in a volatile market while the first half was coming to a...

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"Market-Making' Pullback Hurts CMBS Prices

The increasing reluctance of commercial MBS dealers to make markets in their offerings has been a major contributor to this month’s spike in...

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Rising Subordination Levels Squeeze Issuers

Conduit issuers are increasingly being forced to fine-tune their collateral pools to avoid breaching the standard 30% subordination level on super-senior...

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Eased Caps Give Fannie, Freddie Extra Muscle

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this year are expected to triple their purchases of multi-family loans that are exempt from lending caps, thanks to a recent...

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Loan Sought for Seattle Skyscraper Purchase

The prospective buyer of Seattle’s tallest office tower is in the market for about $400 million of debt.

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Societe Generale Boosts Staff, Adds Offices

Societe Generale has bolstered its fledgling securitization business by recruiting two senior-level lenders and opening three regional outposts.

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Issuers: Rating Proposal Would Disrupt Market

Issuers are warning investors to be careful what they wish for.

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With Caps Eased, Agencies Trim Loan Spreads

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tightened their asking spreads on multi-family loans this week, moving to revive originations after hitting the brakes last...

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CCRE Wins a Big Floater on Resort in Hawaii

CCRE has agreed to provide a $380 million floating-rate loan on a luxury resort in Hawaii.

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