W. Joseph Caton

W. Joseph
Caton
Articles
Class-B Assets and Secondary Markets Earn Their Day in the Sun
There is fierce competition among institutional investors for minority ownership in trophy properties in primary markets such as New York, London and Washington, D.C.
Investors Flock to High-Yield Funds in a Footrace to Resolve Distressed Assets
Over the past nine months, the newswires have been ablaze with announcements of heavy real estate fundraising from private opportunistic debt and equity investment funds.
Fundraisers Outdoing Weary Lenders
Over the past nine months, the newswires have been ablaze with announcements of heavy real estate fundraising from private opportunistic debt and equity
Unsecured Financing Mounts a Comeback as Loan Costs Stabilize
After the onset of a global financial crisis that crippled the mortgage-backed lending business, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) made a big splash by successfully selling what many called “toxic debt” into the open market.
Buyers Stunned By Rising Debt Prices
Existing issues of mortgage-backed bonds secured by longer-term, fixed-rate loans are now trading at about 85 cents on the dollar. The trading levels
Lenders, Investors Square Off
In recent weeks, investors have been returning to the stock market in droves as heavy losses in equity and corporate bonds during the fall of 2008 and
Buyers Prepare to Snatch Troubled Loans From Securitized Pools
Rating agencies are busy reviewing and downgrading existing commercial mortgage-backed securities issued between 2005 and 2007
Waiting for Loan Workouts to Fail
Buyers are eager to snatch troubled loans from securitized pools
Bondholders Face Possible Worst-Case Scenario
When marathon negotiations between Chrysler Corp. and its creditors broke down, the embattled auto company marched into court and filed a petition for bankruptcy protection.
Bondholders Face Possible Worst-Case Scenario
As loan defaults increase, even the most secure investors could get stung
Distressed Deals Losing Luster
New loan originations may trump scavenger investor rush
Asset Managers Running Out of Options
Savvy asset managers able to step in and cure delinquent and defaulted loans through buyouts and workouts
Trading Distressed Debt Gets Murky
For many investors attempting to buy distressed real estate debt and for lenders seeking to sell, the process has taken an ugly turn. For potential buyers,
Bridge Loans to the Rescue
The reality of fewer conventional lending sources, combined with mounting sentiment that more distressed real estate may be about to hit the marketplace,
Investors Target Funds
There is significant jockeying for position in what is turning out to be a radically altered commercial real estate investment and finance landscape.
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