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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


Scavone, Loeb Roll Out Mezz-Lending Shop

Veteran high-yield investor Frank Scavone has teamed up with hedge fund honcho Daniel Loeb to launch a commercial real estate lending business.

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CMBS Providers Act on Borrower Complaints

In response to complaints from borrowers, some commercial MBS lenders and servicers have unilaterally started taking steps to reduce fees and red tape...

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CMBS Pioneer Philipp Retiring From Moody's

Tad Philipp, who had an influential role in the development of the commercial MBS market during two stints at Moody’s, is retiring next month.

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Freddie's B-Pieces Attracting New Buyers

New investors are lining up to buy Freddie Mac B-pieces.

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Argentic Commits to Hold 'Tradable' B-Piece

In its first outing as a B-piece buyer, Silverpeak Argentic is taking an unusual step apparently aimed at demonstrating its commitment to the...

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Simon Seeking to Refinance Giant Calif. Mall

A Simon Property partnership is asking lenders to bid on a $585 million mortgage for one of the largest malls in the U.S.

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Crown Team Seeking $1 Billion on NY Tower

A joint venture between Crown Acquisitions and Oxford Properties is quietly shopping for $1 billion of debt on an office/retail complex in Midtown...

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CMBS Market Ushers In New Year With Rally

The commercial MBS market rallied again this week as a second conduit deal priced under the new risk-retention rules.

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Walton Street, KeyBank Arrange Big DC Loan

A group of South Korean investors has provided $204 million of debt financing on the Woodies Building complex in Washington.

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Masso Replaces Brown in Credit Suisse Post

Managing director Mark Brown stepped down last week as head of the commercial MBS group at Credit Suisse and was replaced by director Matthew...

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Deutsche, Citi, KKR Mapping L-Shape Deal

Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and KKR are working on what could be the first commercial MBS deal to use the “L-shape” option under new...

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Portfolio Lenders Eye Further Growth in 2017

Bank and insurance-company lenders have booked another robust year and are looking ahead to more of the same, while keeping an eye out for interest-rate...

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