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Property Week

Cantor Fitzgerald and CIM Group create new investment platform

August 11, 2010

By Kat Baker

Cantor Fitzgerald and CIM Group have created a new investment platform for commercial real estate lending.

Cantor Commercial Real Estate (CCRE) will provide underwritten fixed and floating rate mortgages and mezzanine loans secured by diverse real estate assets, predominantly in major U.S. markets, and will engage in securitisations of these loans.

Cantor Fitzgerald will provide management and capital while the CIM Group will serve as the lead investor and co-general partner.

The CCRE management team will be led by Anthony Orso, managing director of Cantor Fitzgerald and chief executive officer of CCRE.

Orso said: "By partnering with CIM, an outstanding investor, we are creating an entirely new investment banking model in the commercial mortgage business and are initially targeting annualised loan production of approximately $5bn

"Our strategic partnership with CIM Group will contribute to renewed liquidity for senior debt instruments. CCRE's powerful institutional sponsorship and capital base, combined with the strength of Cantor's fixed income sales force and the depth of its borrower relationships, are the foundation of our capability to offer superior capital markets execution and a diverse distribution strategy."

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