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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


Starwood to Take Down Spitzer Project Loan

Starwood Property is stepping up to provide more than $300 million of debt for the development of a Brooklyn apartment complex by Spitzer Enterprises.

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Wells, JP Morgan Backing Blackstone Deal

Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan are putting together a syndicate for a $918 million debt package that will finance Blackstone’s pending acquisition of a...

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Coppola Exiting a Top TIAA Real Estate Post

Rick Coppola is leaving TIAA-CREF, where he is head of real estate transactions.

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Goldman Conduit Lays Off O'Neal, 5 Others

Goldman Sachs cut a half-dozen Dallas staffers from its conduit operation last week, including production chief and longtime executive Roddy...

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Deutsche to Write SF Mall Loan, Plans CMBS

Deutsche Bank has agreed to write a $560 million fixed-rate loan on a high-end mall in downtown San Francisco.

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Berkeley Point Buys Oppenheimer's FHA Unit

Berkeley Point Capital, a rapidly growing agency lender owned by CCRE, has acquired Oppenheimer & Co.’s FHA-lending platform.

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AXA, MetLife Poised to Win NY Office Loan

A team of insurers has the inside track to take down a $500 million mortgage on a Midtown Manhattan office building.

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Freddie's Resnick Jumps to Walker & Dunlop

Industry veteran Mitch Resnick is joining the securitization team of Walker & Dunlop after a nearly five-year run as capital-markets chief for Freddie...

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Debt Funds Rise as Traditional Lenders Sag

Fund managers are seeking to raise a record $66.7 billion of equity to invest in high-yield commercial real estate debt — primarily via the...

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Assault Probe Snags Spitzer Project Funding

Eliot Spitzer’s latest brush with the law has spooked some banks that were thinking about financing his planned $700 million residential project in...

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Syndicated Lenders Turning to "Flex Pricing'

In the wake of market volatility, some banks have started building protections into loan terms in case syndications run into trouble.

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Widening Spreads Leave Syndicators in a Bind

Volatile mortgage spreads are putting the squeeze on loan syndicators.

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