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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


Societe Generale Boosts Staff, Adds Offices

Societe Generale has bolstered its fledgling securitization business by recruiting two senior-level lenders and opening three regional outposts.

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Issuers: Rating Proposal Would Disrupt Market

Issuers are warning investors to be careful what they wish for.

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With Caps Eased, Agencies Trim Loan Spreads

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac tightened their asking spreads on multi-family loans this week, moving to revive originations after hitting the brakes last...

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CCRE Wins a Big Floater on Resort in Hawaii

CCRE has agreed to provide a $380 million floating-rate loan on a luxury resort in Hawaii.

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Ex-Starwood Execs Set Up Lending Venture

Four senior executives who left Starwood Property last year are opening up their own origination shop with $1.5 billion of equity backing from a Japanese...

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Minskoff to Refi "Spec' Tower as Bet Pays Off

Developer Edward Minskoff is seeking up to $400 million of fixed-rate debt to pay off the construction loan on the office tower at 51 Astor Place in...

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Agency Lenders Pressing for Loan-Cap Relief

With their origination activity off to a blistering start this year, agency lenders are asking a federal regulator to increase the annual limits on...

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Deutsche Refinances Clarion Hotel Portfolio

Deutsche Bank has originated a $670 million fixed-rate loan on 65 Courtyard by Marriott hotels.

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Barclays to Fund Buyer of Red Roof Portfolio

A partnership between a Singapore investor and Westmont Hospitality has won the bidding for a Red Roof Inn portfolio and will finance the purchase with...

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Ivanhoe Partnership Seeking $1 Billion Loan

An Ivanhoe Cambridge partnership is shopping for a $1 billion fixed-rate mortgage on the News Corp. headquarters building, at 1211 Avenue of the Americas...

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Trade-Disclosure Plan Disappoints Investors

Commercial MBS buyers who favor more disclosure of bond-trading data say a new proposal from Finra is only a small step in the right direction.

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Colony Sets $2 Billion Target for Debt Fund

Colony Capital is soliciting $2 billion of equity for what would be its largest high-yield debt fund yet.

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