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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


Callahan, Smyth Depart World Class Capital

Two industry veterans who recently joined World Class Capital to help build out its debt-investment platform have left the firm.

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2 Banks Win Loan for Office Project in NC

J.P. Morgan and Fifth Third Bank have written a $205 million loan for the development of an office tower in Charlotte.

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Berkeley Point Backs Big Starwood Takeover

Berkeley Point Capital originated $2.2 billion of Freddie Mac loans last Friday to finance Starwood Capital’s takeover of Milestone Apartments.

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Moinian Rides Out Showroom's Cash Squeeze

Bank of China has originated a $119.8 million floating-rate mortgage on the International Jewelry Center in Los Angeles.

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Morgan Stanley to Lead $850 Million Floater

A Colony NorthStar partnership has tapped Morgan Stanley to lead an $850 million floating-rate debt package that will refinance a hotel portfolio.

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BofA to Lead Giant Mall Loan for Starwood

Starwood Capital has tapped Bank of America to lead a $1.7 billion mortgage on 10 malls.

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BofA Syndicate to Finance Giant Mall in Calif.

Bank of America will lead a $585 million fixed-rate loan on one of the country’s biggest malls, the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance,...

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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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