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Each week, Commercial Mortgage Alert is the first to give subscribers an inside look at the real estate market's most important financings and the latest action in the fast-moving CMBS market.

The newsletter is widely recognized for forward-looking coverage, which routinely tips off subscribers to new financing opportunities and other moves by key dealmakers in real estate finance.

Subscription price: $6,197; for 46 weekly issues.

What does Commercial Mortgage Alert cover?

› Supply-demand swings that change the fortunes of CMBS issuers and investors.
› Risk-takers entering the lucrative, yet volatile, market for B-pieces and mezzanine debt.
› Confidential financing and refinancing plans of REITs and other big property owners.
› Shifts in the competitive strategies of active real estate lenders.
› The latest rankings of key players in the real estate capital markets.
› Career openings for real estate finance and securitization pros.
› New alliances among CMBS underwriters, originators, and other market participants.

In addition, the newsletter regulatory publishes exclusive rankings of CMBS bookrunners as well as other market participants. Subscribers also benefit from a variety of other special features, such as a listing of high-yield debt funds and annual reviews of mezzanine lenders and commercial mortgage conduit operations.

What is The CMBS Database?

Subscribers to Commercial Mortgage Alert get FREE online access to The CMBS Database, which captures the pricing, key terms and participants for every CMBS issue in the world. The database, compiled by the editors of Commercial Mortgage Alert, is the only comprehensive listing of public and private CMBS issues.

Relying on its database, Commercial Mortgage Alert regularly publishes rankings of key participants in the CMBS market: underwriters, loan contributors, issuers, trustees, law firms, and rating agencies. It also provides readers with an array of statistical summaries showing the very latest issuance trends. Each week, the newsletter's CMBS Market Monitor provides updates on worldwide CMBS issuance volume and spreads, as well as other key measures of activity in the real estate capital markets.

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Who produces Commerical Mortgage Alert?

Commercial Mortgage Alert is produced by Harrison Scott Publications. The coverage is led by editors who have been covering the CMBS market since the Resolution Trust Corp. jump-started it in the early-1990s.

Given its long track record of reporting on the ups and downs of real estate finance, Commercial Mortgage Alert’s team of reporters is uniquely qualified to provide readers with the most sophisticated explanations of fresh developments in real estate finance and securitization.

Editorial Staff:
Donna Knipp, Managing Editor, 201-234-3967, dknipp@hspnews.combio
Theresa Agovino, Senior Writer, 201-234-3970, tagovino@hspnews.combio
Bob Mura, Senior Writer, 201-234-3978, bmura@hspnews.combio
Chad Weihrauch, Senior Writer, 201-234-3988, cweihrauch@hspnews.com
Andrew Albert, Publisher, 201-234-3960, andy@hspnews.combio
Thomas J. Ferris, Editor, 201-234-3972, tferris@hspnews.com
T.J. Foderaro, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3979, tjfoderaro@hspnews.combio
Ben Lebowitz, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3961, blebowitz@hspnews.combio
Dan Murphy, Deputy Editor, 201-234-3975, dmurphy@hspnews.combio

Harrison Scott’s offices are located in Hoboken, N.J. -- just minutes from Manhattan by PATH train or ferry.

What else does Harrison Scott Publications produce?

Harrison Scott publishes three other weekly newsletters and maintains a variety of valuable databases that are available to its subscribers.

Real Estate Alert gives subscribers the freshest intelligence they need to spot oncoming risks and opportunities in the U.S. commercial property market. Its Deal Database allows for quick and easy searches of the terms and participants of more than 30,000 commercial property sales since the start of 2001. In addition, Real Estate Alert’s High-Yield Fund Database offers detailed views of more than 2,000 real estate investment funds and the 1,000-plus firms that manage them.

Hedge Fund Alert delivers the fresh intelligence needed to identify money-making openings in the fund-management business and the overall alternative-investment community.  Its Manager Database offers detailed views of more than 3,000  SEC-registered management firms, the 10,000+ hedge funds they run and the more than 16,000 fund executives who own and work at those outfits.

Asset-Backed Alert delivers hard-to-get news on the securitization business, including the worldwide markets for asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities as well as collateralized loan obligations.  Its ABS Database presents users with the initial terms and participants of all 32,000-plus ABS, MBS and CLO issues that have ever come to market.