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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


Morgan Stanley Lands Giant Loan to BioMed

Morgan Stanley has agreed to originate an $840 million floating-rate debt package for Blackstone’s BioMed Realty on a fully leased office/laboratory...

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JP Morgan Beefing Up Balance-Sheet Lending

J.P. Morgan has hired a senior executive to oversee originations in the Central U.S., the latest in a series of moves aimed at expanding its balance-sheet...

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Builder Seeks Debt for Big San Diego Project

A development group is in the market for $650 million of floating-rate debt to finance a massive mixed-use project in downtown San Diego.

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Lenders Compete to Refinance Orlando Hotel

The owners of the Hilton Orlando resort are close to lining up a mortgage of some $475 million.

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Ex-Credit Suisse Pros Open Bridge-Loan Shop

Industry veterans Mark Brown, Paul Smyth and Cary Williams have formed a high-yield lending shop in Irving, Texas, with backing from local developer...

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Four High-Yield Shops Circle Caesars Mezz

A J.P. Morgan syndicate has placed the lion’s share of the $650 million mezzanine portion of a debt package on Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with four...

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M&T Financing Converted Brooklyn Complex

M&T Bank has agreed to lend $250 million to a Rockwood Capital partnership that redeveloped seven contiguous warehouses along Brooklyn’s waterfront...

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Libor Sunset Has CMBS Pros Scrambling

While the phase-out of Libor as a benchmark for spreads on floating-rate loans and securities is four-plus years away, commercial-mortgage pros are...

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Westbrook Eyes Loan on Central Park Ritz

Westbrook Partners is seeking a $300 million floating-rate loan on the Ritz-Carlton hotel that faces Central Park in Manhattan.

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ORIX Strikes Deal to Buy Healthcare Lender

ORIX USA has agreed to buy Lancaster Pollard, a senior-housing and healthcare lender, from Stone Point Capital for slightly more than $300 million.

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Half of Issuers Retaining Single-Borrower Risk

In a surprising development, issuers held on to the risk-retention portions of half of the single-borrower offerings that priced from January to June,...

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Fannie, Freddie Head to Another Record Year

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are on track to set new records again this year for purchases of multi-family mortgages.

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