Blackstone Group is doubling down on industrial real estate by buying Gramercy Property Trust, the second multibillion-dollar takeover of a warehouse company in as many weeks with the growth in e-commerce raising demand.
Nonbanks are originating more commercial mortgages on fixer-uppers in response to a sharp drop in the cost of funding in the securitization market. These deals are said to be "vastly different" than other CRE instruments that sustained big losses in the crisis — so far.
The private equity firm obtained a $540 million loan on the JW Marriott Grande Lakes and the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, which are situated on 500 acres at the headwaters of the Everglades, from Barclays and Wells Fargo.
A $507.6 million first mortgage on the Hotel del Coronado, a 130-year-old landmark with 1,400 linear feet of direct ocean frontage, is being securitized in BBCMS 2017-DELC. Barclays is the loan seller.