Simon Property, Brookfield and brand licensing specialist Authentic Brands have teamed up on a stalking horse bid of $81 million for bankrupt Forever 21. The bid would serve as a baseline for an auction for Forever 21 and includes a breakup fee of $4.7 million and expense reimbursement of $1 million … [Read more...] about 1.22.20: SIMON PROPERTY AND BROOKFIELD TEAM UP ON BID TO BUY FOREVER 21
Most borrowers who have significant equity in their commercial real estate properties but not a lot of cash on hand struggle to efficiently purchase new properties. They assume the only method to generate the down payment for a new acquisition is to complete a cash-out refinance of existing real … [Read more...] about 9.19.19: How to Use the Equity in One Property to Purchase Another Property with a CMBS Loan
CMBS conduit loans are underwritten based on the income generated from tenant leases less property operating expenses, usually the most recent 12 months’ actual expenses incurred. The calculation to determine expenses can become difficult for newly built and occupied properties. Why? There is no … [Read more...] about 4.10.19: When Can a CMBS Conduit Loan Close on a New Property?
The average cap rate for retail properties nationwide moved up 11 basis points (bp) between the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter 2016, to 6.59%, according to a recent report from commercial real estate services firm CBRE. Still, the figure represented a 13 bp year-over-year decrease. … [Read more...] about 4.20.16: Retail Property Cap Rates Rise in the First Quarter
More borrowers are using defeasance to release properties from securitized mortgages so they can take advantage of improving market conditions to sell or refinance the assets, according to Commercial Mortgage Alert. Some $5.9 billion of U.S. loans in commercial MBS collateral pools were defeased … [Read more...] about 3.11.13: Rising Property Values, Low Rates Spur Increase in Defeasance
On March 3, the bankruptcy court granted General Growth Properties a four-month extension to exclusivity, preventing suitors such as Simon Property Group from submitting bids directly to the court. After the four additional months, General Growth could apply for a second extension. We believe … [Read more...] about 3.5.10: Simon Property Group May Have to Raise Its Offer for General Growth Properties