The Top 50 Names in Commercial Real Estate

2016 was a bitter and sweet year for some of the lending institutions. Most of the banks saw a significant decrease in their lending activity. However, in the same year, the private lenders over performed their 2015 results. Below are some of the notable names that have made an impact in the real estate financing. In addition to those detailed below, rounding out the top 50 list include Andrew Farkas, Doug Mazer, Kara McShane and James Flaum.

Raymond Qiao is the Chief Lending Officer at the Bank of China. At the close of 2016, Raymond was ranked first in the top financiers. Despite President Donald Trump labeling China as a currency manipulator, China has risen to be the top lenders in the real estate business. Raymond has managed to provide $4.5 billion in real estate industry.
Alan Wiener is the Group Head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital. 2016 proved to be a successful year for the Well Fargo as they provided $15 million loans across the Country. The Group started well by closing a $2.6 billion debt for the Starwood Capital. The group also worked with the YES! Communities by providing a $ 500 million credit facility.

Matt and Ed are the Head of the Global Commercial Real Estate and Head of U.S Origination at the Deutsche Bank. As 2016 started, the financial status of the Bank kicked off with a bang by financing $750 million. The Bank provided the CalPERS mortgage. It was also among the banks that provided $1.2 billion towards the Brookfield Property Partners. Deutsche Bank was the book runner for the 25 CMBS deals.

They are the Co-founder and Chairman of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies; C.E.O of Blackstone Mortgage Trust; Global Head of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, and Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies respectively.

In 2016, the group reported a $ 6.7 billion in loans. Although it was a decrease from the $14 billion reported in 2015, it was still a significant lending activity. Blackstone provided $349.5 million in construction loans to the Georgetown Company. They also provided …

Get to Know 3 of Grand Cayman’s Top Restaurants

Camana Bay, located on Grand Cayman, is the exciting town center full of high-end shopping, dining, and of course, fun. Stretching over 500 acres, from Seven Mile Beach to the North Sound, Camana Bay offers visitors and locals alike a smorgasbord of gastronomic delights. Here, we have put together a list of a few of the best restaurants enticing Grand Cayman’s foodies, both local and visiting!

  1. Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar
    This Asian-inspired restaurant and bar features fresh seafood paired with craft cocktails. Sit inside and take in the beautiful Asian-inspired décor, or sit outside on the waterfront terrace to take in the view. The menu spans from delicious Thai cuisine to the freshest sushi on the island and everything in between. The cocktails at Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar are carefully crafted and come in a rainbow of flavors and colors. There are also sake sangrias, perfect to share with your favorite friends over dinner.

    2. The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta
    Offering delicious Italian favorites with a twist. Diners come to The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta for the brick-oven pizzas and stay for the wine, views, and friendly staff. The atmosphere is best described as industrial chic, appealing to couples on date night and business diners impressing a client. Start with the mac and cheese fritters or warm goat cheese salad before diving in to one of their main dishes. Choose from sandwiches, salads, entrees, or pasta. Of course, the main draw at The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta is the pizza, cooked to perfection in their brick oven and topped with fresh ingredients.

    3. Lola
    Every neighborhood has a local bistro, and in Camana Bay, Lola is the crowd favorite. Lola serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their in-house bakery and pastry shop is baking fresh from scratch breads, cakes, and treats every day. Diners love coming to Lola during the day for their fast and delicious breakfast and lunch offerings. But they love it even more for the “Lola After Dark” cocktails at night. The bartenders offer brilliant recommendations of the perfect drink to pair with dinner.

In ‘Big Little Lies,’ Liane Moriarty Finds New Complications

The book-buying public isn’t taking many chances this summer. Established hits like “Gone Girl,” “Unbroken” and “The Glass Castle” remain lodged on best-seller lists. Readers are still struggling to get through “The Goldfinch.” One of the few new authors to gain a toehold is Robert Galbraith, who has the advantage of having been J. K. Rowling in a previous life. And “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty continues to sell briskly in hardcover, even though next week will be the first anniversary of its publication.

But now, Ms. Moriarty’s long-parched fans have something new to dig into. And her publisher would like to indicate, as clearly as possible, that “Big Little Lies” is more of the same. So where “The Husband’s Secret” had cover art depicting an exploding rose, the new book features an exploding lollipop. “The Husband’s Secret” was full of women with ethical and emotional issues, men with possibly criminal ones, and contentious goings-on at a school. “Big Little Lies” has all that and more. Had Agatha Christie written it, it might have been called “The Kindergarten Murder.”

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