A Related Companies affiliate is poised to win a pool of Signature Bank (SBNY) loans tied to New York rent-regulated apartments, despite getting outbid by more than 10 cents on the dollar from rival firms, Commercial Observer has learned.
Related Fund Management is expected to win the rights to a 5 percent stake in $5.5 billion of Signature loans securing rent-regulated multifamily properties in the New York City metropolitan region, with a bid of less than 69 cents on the dollar, the Wall Street Journal first reported.
However, Related Fund Management was far from the highest bidder for the loans, sources familiar with the bidding told CO. Brookfield Asset Management partnered with Tredway to bid more than 80 cents on the dollar, while Brooksville in partnership with Sabal put in a similarly priced bid, sources said.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation retained Newmark (NMRK) in late March to sell off the Signature debt in seven pools shortly after the bank’s collapse, part of the fallout from a wider regional banking crisis that hit earlier this year.
The majority of Signature’s $33 billion portfolio included as part of the first pool has roughly $15 billion tied to rent-stabilized or rent-controlled assets, according to the FDIC. A roughly 95 percent stake in the rent-regulated portfolio will be maintained by the FDIC, according to sources.
Related is teaming up with nonprofit housing groups Community Preservation Corporation and Neighborhood Restore, both of which would help oversee the loans and potentially manage the affected properties if owners default, according to WSJ.
Blackstone (BX) is also considered the frontrunner for around $17 billion of Signature’s loans, partnering with Rialto Capital to service some of the debt, Bloomberg reported.
Officials for Brookfield, Tredway, Brooksville, Sabal, Related and Blackstone did not immediately return requests for comment. Newmark officials declined to comment.
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Channel, Finance, Loan Sale, Brookfield, New York, New York City, Blackstone, Brookfield Asset Management, Brooksville, Newmark, Related Companies, Related Fund Management, Rialto Capital Management, Sabal, Signature Bank, Tredway Read MoreCommercial ObserverA Related Companies affiliate is poised to win a pool of Signature Bank loans tied to New York rent-regulated apartments, despite getting outbid by more than 10 cents on the dollar from rival firms, Commercial Observer has learned. Related Fund Management is expected to win the rights to a 5 percent stake in $5.5 billion