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Blackstone Continues to Dominate Non-Traded REIT Sector
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Blackstone Continues to Dominate Non-Traded REIT Sector

Although Blackstone Group is one of the newest players in the non-traded REIT space, the firm continues to outpace every one of its peers....

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The Five Loans Backed by a Sears Closure That CMBS Investors Should Footnote
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The Five Loans Backed by a Sears Closure That CMBS Investors Should Footnote

Sears Holdings announced late yesterday afternoon that it will be closing another 46 of its stores. In total, 13 Kmarts and 33 Sears locations will...

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The Top 20 Secondary Metro Areas for CRE Investment
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The Top 20 Secondary Metro Areas for CRE Investment

CRE values – especially in top-tier markets – are at all-time highs and cap rates are as tight as ever. This means that finding suitable risk...

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CLO Market Round-up: Issuance Rolls On; Returns Outpacing That of Hedge Funds
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CLO Market Round-up: Issuance Rolls On; Returns Outpacing That of Hedge Funds

Although the CLO market continued at a slightly slower speed last week, the sector’s issuers and arrangers continue to plug away despite the allure...

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CMBS Week in Review: New Conduit Prices with Tight Benchmark Spread; CMBX Widens
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CMBS Week in Review: New Conduit Prices with Tight Benchmark Spread; CMBX Widens

The secondary CMBS market saw modest trading activity as last week's total bid list volume came in just under $800 million. Over the course of the...

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Legacy CMBS Universe Starts to Contract as Many Deals Near Clean-Up
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Legacy CMBS Universe Starts to Contract as Many Deals Near Clean-Up

The universe of legacy CMBS, comprised of deals issued before 2008, continues to dwindle and now totals only $31.9 billion. That's just more than 5...

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Banking Buzz: Banks Displeased with Volcker 2.0; CRE Lending Volume Drops
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Banking Buzz: Banks Displeased with Volcker 2.0; CRE Lending Volume Drops

A few weeks ago, we mentioned that a bill which could give the Federal Reserve control of the Volcker Rule passed the House. Not long after that...

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CLO Market Round-up: Another Wave of Issuance Hits the Market
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CLO Market Round-up: Another Wave of Issuance Hits the Market

A few weeks ago, we wondered if the annual August "holiday" season would translate to a slowdown in the CLO market. So far through August, the...

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The Five Largest CMBS Loans to Turn Newly Delinquent in July 2018
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The Five Largest CMBS Loans to Turn Newly Delinquent in July 2018

Thanks to the continued resolution of distressed legacy debt and the brisk pace of new loan securitizations, the overall Trepp CMBS Delinquency...

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CMBS Week in Review: Another Firm Shorts Retail-Heavy CMBX Index
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CMBS Week in Review: Another Firm Shorts Retail-Heavy CMBX Index

Secondary trading in the CMBS market was active last week with more than $825 million out for bid. A significant portion of the trading activity...

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The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses from July 2018
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The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses from July 2018

Remittance data for July reflected significant write-offs on troubled legacy loans backed by shopping centers and suburban offices. In total, $491...

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CLO Market Round-up: European Issuance Continues Brisk Pace
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CLO Market Round-up: European Issuance Continues Brisk Pace

The CLO market continued its steady pace as nine deals priced last week, the same amount issued during the prior week. Of the nine deals which...

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Banking Buzz: Fed Survey Shows Lending Standards Loosening
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Banking Buzz: Fed Survey Shows Lending Standards Loosening

In the July iteration of the Fed’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, a notable amount of survey respondents said their banks are loosening their...

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CRE CLOs Help Alternative Lenders Boost Loan Volumes Amid Growing Competition
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CRE CLOs Help Alternative Lenders Boost Loan Volumes Amid Growing Competition

Competition in the alternative lending market continues to impact lenders. The latest tally counts at least 90 active alternative lenders across...

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CMBS Week in Review: Another Retailer Files for Bankruptcy; Pair of New Conduits Price
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CMBS Week in Review: Another Retailer Files for Bankruptcy; Pair of New Conduits Price

Secondary CMBS trading activity tapered off during the tail-end of July with $430 million out for bid between Monday and Friday. CMBS spreads...

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Senior Loan Behind 666 Fifth Avenue to Be Paid Off
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Senior Loan Behind 666 Fifth Avenue to Be Paid Off

It appears the long saga of Kushner Cos. and the loan behind 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan could finally be drawing to a close. According to Peter...

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How to Measure Risk as Property Values Continue to Climb
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How to Measure Risk as Property Values Continue to Climb

This excerpt originally appeared in The Mid-Year 2018 published by Trepp and Commercial Real Estate Direct. To see the full article and others...

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CMBS Delinquency Rate Drops in July; Lodging Sector Now Best Performing Property Type
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CMBS Delinquency Rate Drops in July; Lodging Sector Now Best Performing Property Type

Thanks to the continued resolution of distressed legacy debt and the brisk pace of new loan securitizations, the overall Trepp CMBS Delinquency...

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Banking Buzz: Tax Cut Boosts Q2 Bank Earnings
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Banking Buzz: Tax Cut Boosts Q2 Bank Earnings

With earnings season in full swing, the financial markets have paid close attention to the tech sector as Facebook, Google, and Apple all announced...

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CMBS Week in Review: Facebook and Twitter Earnings Miss Big; New Conduit Prices with Tight Spreads
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CMBS Week in Review: Facebook and Twitter Earnings Miss Big; New Conduit Prices with Tight Spreads

Investors were flooded with earnings releases from major US companies last week, which have been largely positive. However, shares for social media...

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New York City Apartment Sales Increased 64% in the First Half of 2018
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New York City Apartment Sales Increased 64% in the First Half of 2018

Whether it be Alphabet City or Astoria, there are few markets hotter than the realm of NYC apartments. The volume of apartment property sales in...

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As Big-Box Presence Shrinks, Retail Property Financials Continue to Grow
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As Big-Box Presence Shrinks, Retail Property Financials Continue to Grow

With the rapid pace of technological advancement driving unprecedented changes in the commercial real estate landscape, no segment has seen its...

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Rialto Leads Conduit B-Piece Buyers and Risk Retainers in H1
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Rialto Leads Conduit B-Piece Buyers and Risk Retainers in H1

Rialto Capital Management was the most-active buyer of conduit CMBS B-pieces during the first half of 2018, taking the subordinate bonds of four...

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Banking Buzz: Bill Which Gives the Fed Control of the Volcker Rule Passes the House
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Banking Buzz: Bill Which Gives the Fed Control of the Volcker Rule Passes the House

Last Thursday, the US House of Representatives approved a spending bill which would, in essence, let the Federal Reserve autonomously control the...

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Finding Yield in Smaller Metros During Record Economic Recovery
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Finding Yield in Smaller Metros During Record Economic Recovery

This article originally appeared in The Mid-Year 2018 published by Trepp and Commercial Real Estate Direct. To see the full article and others...

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JPMorgan Tops CMBS Loan Contributor List for First Half of 2018
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JPMorgan Tops CMBS Loan Contributor List for First Half of 2018

JPMorgan Chase Bank, the most active bookrunner of private-label CMBS deals during the first half of the year, was also the most active contributor...

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Banking Buzz: Fed Chairman Shares Concern About Potential Trade War
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Banking Buzz: Fed Chairman Shares Concern About Potential Trade War

Investor eyes were glued to TVs on Tuesday afternoon as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell shared testimony on Capitol Hill regarding such...

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Which Bank Regions and Asset Classes Grew the Most in Q1 2018?
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Which Bank Regions and Asset Classes Grew the Most in Q1 2018?

Banks completed their Q1 2018 call reports earlier this month. Using Trepp Bank Navigator, we analyzed how banks of various sizes and geographies...

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The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses from June 2018
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The Five Largest CMBS Loan Losses from June 2018

The total volume of CMBS debt that paid off with a loss rose to $840.3 million across 39 notes in June. The average loan balance for the month of...

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CMBS Week in Review: Trading Picks Up Following Holiday Respite; CMBX Spreads Tighten
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CMBS Week in Review: Trading Picks Up Following Holiday Respite; CMBX Spreads Tighten

Secondary CMBS market participants resumed their normal trading obligations after two weeks of negligible activity. CMBS cash spreads widened by up...

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