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Fitch Upgrades Rialto Capital Advisors Special Servicer Rating

During 2013, RCA’s CMBS named special servicing portfolio increased substantially as Rialto named RCA special servicer on CMBS transactions in which its affiliates had control. Rialto continues to invest in CMBS 2.0 B-pieces having purchased 11 in 2013 and six through June 30, 2014.

Push for Large Investment Funds to Threaten Small Managers

Real estate investment funds are growing in size and decreasing in numbers in a trend that may not bode well for first-time fund managers, according to investment-fund research firm Preqin. The London research firm’s latest results on real estate fund-raising indicates that emerging investment managers will face more difficulty raising equity.

Rialto Mining Gold from Nonperforming Assets

Rialto Capital Management, the investment management spin-off from homebuilder Lennar Corp. that made headlines last year after successfully securitizing a collection of non-performing commercial real estate loans and assets, is back in the market with its second offering.

Rialto Capital Hits Home Run on CMBS Deal; Follow-Ups Expected

The first CMBS deal backed by distressed real estate priced last Thursday at aggressive levels, which will likely result in other similar deals. The transaction, Rialto Capital, 2012-LT1, provided Rialto Capital Management with $132 million of relatively low-cost financing for a portfolio of 320 loans and properties.

Life Goes on for Nonperforming Loans

Homebuilder Lennar Corp., which found success in the distressed investment arena through its Rialto Capital Management subsidiary, gave the CMBS industry another boost this past week by putting out the first CMBS issuance of non-performing commercial real estate loans in years.

Looking Outside of the Home

After years of weak sales, some home builders are starting to look beyond the comfort of their core business.

Dealing with Distress Head On

With the housing markets in distress, Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp. has proved correct the old adage that when life deals you a bunch of lemons, make lemonade.

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