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Cantor Scopes First Deals

September 17, 2010

Cantor Commercial Real Estate, the commercial real estate lending arm of Cantor Fitzgerald, has looked at $6 billion of loan requests from borrowers over the past 30 days and is actively in talks to fund about $1.5 billion of these loans. The firm last month announced a plan through which it wants to originate $5 billion of loans over the next 12 months (REFI, 8/16). Cantor's plan is to complete its first securitization by December, said Anthony Orso, executive managing director and ceo.

The firm is optimistic about commercial real estate lending over the near-term and has been rapidly expanding its group to take advantage of low interest rates, borrower demand and increased liquidity in the marketplace. Cantor is preparing to open offices in Chicago and Dallas and plans to add three more offices in the coming months, Orso said.

Cantor is looking at loans in all sectors, including office, retail, small to mid-size apartments, select hotels and some distribution centers, Orso said. Values have bottomed out nationally. "As interest rates stay low, we will see values stabilize and increase," he added.

© Copyright 2010. Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

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