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Case Study: Financing Hudson Yards

Al Barbarino speaks with Jeff Blau, CEO and a partner at Related Companies, to get a behind-the-scenes look at financing the massive development on Manhattan’s far west side.

Madison Realty Capital on track for billion-dollar year

Madison Realty Capital (MRC) has provided a $15 million loan for the acquisition of a 12-story, 337,900 sq ft Class B office building at 440 Hamilton Avenue in White Plains, New York, Real Estate Capital has learned.

Former Ladder exec to join Guggenheim at TPG

TPG Real Estate Finance Trust (TRT), the real estate debt origination and acquisition platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, has hired Peter Smith as managing director and head of originations.

Greystone refinances Windham, CT apartments

Greystone has provided a $36 million Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) loan to refinance Colonial Townhouse Apartments in Windham, Connecticut.

What it takes to build a giant

Real estate development is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ business. From choosing a plot of land, to selecting building materials, to financing assets, the options grow the bigger you build.

Bank of America refinances ‘American Greetings’ headquarters

Bank of America has refinanced American Greetings Corporation One American Boulevard in Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, according to data from Real Capital Analytics.

JPMorgan to manage mezz fund facilitating Korean investment into US

JPMorgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets announced today that it is serving as investment manager for Samsung SRA Asset Management’s first US office mezzanine debt fund.

Goldman Sachs provides $304m in financing on Chicago’s AMA Plaza

Goldman Sachs is providing a $304 million financing package for the $467.5 million acquisition of AMA Plaza in the River North area of Chicago, Illinois.

Mesa West writes $91m Austin loan out of core lending fund

Mesa West Capital has provided KBS Realty Advisors with a $90.5 million first mortgage loan to recapitalize its recent all-cash acquisition of Stonebridge Plaza I & II, a 386,000 sq ft Class A office campus in Austin, Texas.

CMBS exposure to Hurricane Matthew nears $11bn: Fitch

The storm ripped through the southeastern US states last week, beginning with heavy winds and torrential rain, then leaving behind massive flooding throughout the region in its aftermath, with a death toll of at least 45 so far.