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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


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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German Banks Finance Jamestown Deal in DC

Two German banks have provided $278 million of debt for Jamestown Properties’ acquisition of a trophy office complex in Washington’s Capitol...

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Tishman Seeks Debt for Queens Rental Project

A Tishman Speyer partnership has begun shopping for $585 million of floating-rate debt to finance a mammoth residential development in Queens,...

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Heavy CMBS Issuance on Tap Through March

A bulging pipeline of pending deals through next month is putting the U.S. commercial MBS market on track to nearly double last year’s first-quarter...

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JP Morgan to Lead Loan on Houston Galleria

A J.P. Morgan syndicate has agreed to write a $1.2 billion fixed-rate loan on the Houston Galleria mall for a Simon Property partnership.

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Sammann Leaves Colony, Plans Debt Fund

Veteran lender Todd Sammann resigned from Colony Capital this week to launch his own debt fund.

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Financing Options Eyed for NY Rental Project

New York investor Lloyd Goldman is seeking as much as $250 million of debt for construction of an apartment tower in Midtown Manhattan.

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Late Surge Lifted Fannie, Freddie Loan Totals

A surge of multi-family loan acquisitions last month enabled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to either reach or come close to their purchase limits for...

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CMBS Pros Foresee Bumpy Ride for Spreads

Commercial MBS pros are bracing for turbulence.

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