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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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CLO Shops Turn to Private Financing Deals

The disruption of the commercial real estate CLO market is prompting more issuers to turn to private transactions as a way to shore up their financial...

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Hotel Lender Hawks Big Mortgage Portfolio

A lender specializing in hotel properties is looking to sell $325 million of performing and nonperforming mortgages.

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Financing Sought for Manhattan Office Deal

Savanna is seeking $323 million of debt to finance its purchase of an office building in Midtown Manhattan that it owned once before.

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SL Green Eyes Refi After Sale Fell Through

Aareal Capital is in position to refinance a landmark office building in Midtown Manhattan for SL Green Realty after a deal to sell the property collapsed...

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Servicers Face Flood of Forbearance Pleas

Commercial MBS servicers, awash in forbearance requests, believe loan reserves could play a key role in helping borrowers weather the coronavirus...

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CLO Managers Brace for Wave of Defaults

After several years of meteoric growth, the commercial real estate CLO sector is poised for a shakeout amid expectations that many deals are vulnerable to...

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Work-at-Home Routine Tests Industry Pros

Sharing an “office” with kids and dogs. Rationing laptops and bandwidth. Dividing time between due-diligence reports and home-schooling.

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CMBS Servicers Prep for Hotel-Loan Defaults

Commercial MBS servicers are girding for a slew of missed payments on securitized loans backed by U.S. hotels, which have seen cashflows plummet or...

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Waterfall Wins Bridge-Loan Portfolio Auction

Waterfall Asset Management has agreed to pay a slight premium for a large portfolio of performing bridge loans that Bancorp Bank started shopping late last...

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CIBC Cuts 12 CMBS Executives, Shutters Unit

CIBC has shut down its U.S. commercial MBS group.

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