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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


Zika Emerges as Variable for CREFC Confab

The Zika virus has become a wild card for conference-planners at the CRE Finance Council.

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Paramount Eyes Mortgage on 60 Wall Street

Paramount Group is seeking a loan of up to $650 million on 60 Wall Street, a Lower Manhattan office building in the process of being recapitalized.

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CMBS Market Stirs From Summer Doldrums

Commercial MBS dealers expect to price or begin marketing at least two conduit transactions and three single-borrower offerings totaling $3.6 billion over...

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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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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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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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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’s Seattle headquarters.

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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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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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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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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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Gallagher Leaving Macquarie to Join Prima

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

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