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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


Agency Issuance Soars to Monthly Record

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae set a new high-water mark for monthly issuance when they priced $14.1 billion of commercial mortgage securities in...

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Apollo Financing Buyer of LA Office Trophy

Apollo Global is poised to lend a Silverstein Properties joint venture some $325 million to finance its purchase of U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los...

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Barclays to Securitize Large NY Office Loan

Barclays is poised to securitize a roughly $500 million mortgage it has agreed to originate for Sotheby’s on its headquarters building on the Upper...

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Santander Sees Opening for 'Repo' Business

Santander has joined the diminished field of banks providing credit lines to U.S. commercial real estate lenders and debt investors so they can leverage...

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Crisis Complicates BofA Syndication Effort

Bank of America appears to be having a tough time lining up syndicate partners for a $400 million mortgage it originated on an office condominium in...

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Goldman to Lead Big Loan on Calif. Studios

Goldman Sachs and Barclays have agreed to lend a Blackstone joint venture $900 million to finance the recapitalization of three Hollywood production...

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Forbearance by CLO Managers Questioned

Investors in commercial real estate CLOs are increasingly concerned about the way managers are granting forbearance to borrowers struggling with...

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Smaller Bridge Lenders Capitalize on Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has broadened origination opportunities for bridge lenders that previously saw few chances to bid on loans to large, institutional...

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Short Supply Boosts Pricing of Conduit, CLO

Spreads were tightening sharply on commercial MBS this week, pushed in by strong demand amid a shortage of deals.

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CLO Investors Waking Up to PIK Loophole

Junior bondholders in commercial real estate CLOs suddenly are worried about an often-overlooked provision in deal documents that could hinder cashflows in...

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Popular CMBS Swap Trade Comes Up Short

Commercial MBS traders are abuzz over the recent performance of derivatives that hedge funds and others have long used to short the shopping-mall...

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RFR Seeks Debt to Buy Fifth Avenue Offices

RFR Holding is on the hunt for a $300 million loan to finance its purchase of an office condominium at 522 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

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