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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.

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Buyer of 2 Boston Offices Seeks $650 Million

A joint venture between J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Oxford Properties is seeking a $650 million loan to help finance its pending acquisition of two...

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Moody's Plan Could Pose Challenge to S&P

Moody’s proposed methodology change for single-borrower transactions is being viewed as a tacit admission that its current credit-quality standards...

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Vornado to Finance Prime NY Retail Condo

A Vornado Realty partnership is seeking a $700 million fixed-rate loan on a high-end retail condominium on the ground floor of the St. Regis hotel on Fifth...

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MetLife Seeking $1 Billion of Office Loans

MetLife is looking to line up $1 billion of fixed- and floating-rate debt on nine office properties across the U.S.

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Startup Acore Goes on Hiring Spree, Adds 11

Acore Capital, a bridge lender formed in the spring by four former Starwood Property executives, is rapidly building up its staff.

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Investors Push for "Life of Loan' Protections

B-piece buyers are pressing commercial MBS issuers to specify that the guarantees provided to bondholders about the accuracy of collateral-loan data extend...

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2 Stand-Alone U-Haul Deals Head to Market

Amerco, the corporate parent of U-Haul, has lined up two fixed-rate loans totaling roughly $575 million from three banks — Bank of America, J.P....

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Conduit Spreads Widen Out Amid Volatility

Spreads blew out on two conduit deals this week as issuers struggled to place bonds in a volatile market while the first half was coming to a...

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"Market-Making' Pullback Hurts CMBS Prices

The increasing reluctance of commercial MBS dealers to make markets in their offerings has been a major contributor to this month’s spike in...

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Rising Subordination Levels Squeeze Issuers

Conduit issuers are increasingly being forced to fine-tune their collateral pools to avoid breaching the standard 30% subordination level on super-senior...

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Eased Caps Give Fannie, Freddie Extra Muscle

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac this year are expected to triple their purchases of multi-family loans that are exempt from lending caps, thanks to a recent...

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Loan Sought for Seattle Skyscraper Purchase

The prospective buyer of Seattle’s tallest office tower is in the market for about $400 million of debt.

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