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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

08/19/2016

Morgan Stanley to Lead Loan on Chicago Mart

Vornado Realty has tapped the team of Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Bank of China to originate a $675 million fixed-rate mortgage on the Chicago Merchandise...

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08/12/2016

CREFC Taps Pendergast as Executive Director

Four months after ousting its top administrative officer, the CRE Finance Council is turning over the reins to Lisa Pendergast, a well-respected industry...

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08/05/2016

Test Deal Gives Issuer Watchdog Role

The issuers of the first conduit offering designed to comply with risk-retention rules have awarded themselves a new power: the right to consult with the...

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07/29/2016

NYSTRS Financing Buyer of Amazon Offices

New York State Teachers has committed to provide $148 million of debt for the acquisition of a portion of Amazon.com’s Seattle headquarters.

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07/22/2016

CIBC Syndicate Backs Lord & Taylor Flagship

A CIBC syndicate has originated a $400 million floating-rate loan on Lord & Taylor’s flagship store in Midtown Manhattan.

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07/15/2016

CMBS Spreads Tighten as Sector Firms Up

Amid pent-up demand for fresh paper and improving bond-market conditions, the benchmark classes of three conduit offerings have achieved spreads...

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07/08/2016

Blackstone Mulls Refinancing Big Vegas Hotel

Blackstone is quietly exploring whether to refinance its $1.3 billion floating-rate mortgage on the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel.

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07/01/2016

Conduit Deal Struggles After Brexit Turmoil

The first conduit offering to hit the market in more than a month faced tough sledding this week in the wake of financial-market turmoil caused by the...

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06/24/2016

Gallagher Leaving Macquarie to Join Prima

Industry veteran Timothy Gallagher is jumping from the sell side to the buy side.

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06/17/2016

JP Morgan Takes Lead on DC Complex Loan

J.P. Morgan has agreed to lead a roughly $450 million mortgage on a portion of a mixed-use complex in Washington.

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06/10/2016

Mezz Lenders Shift Tactics as CMBS Slumps

The slowdown in the commercial MBS market is forcing mezzanine lenders to change tactics.

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06/03/2016

Redwood Shops Performing High-Yield Debt

Redwood Trust is marketing $241.3 million of performing high-yield commercial real estate debt — primarily mezzanine loans.

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