Sunday, February 8, 2009

NAI Realvest negotiates long-term, 8,000-SF office lease in Maitland Colonnades

MAITLAND, FL– NAI Realvest has negotiated a new long-term office lease agreement for suite 300 with 7,997 square feet at Maitland Colonnades, (top right photo) 2301 Lucien Way in Maitland.

Paul P. Partyka, (bottom left photo) managing partner at NAI Realvest, negotiated the lease agreement representing the tenant, Neel-Schaffer, Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering and planning firm headquartered in Jackson, Miss., relocating to Maitland.

“Neel-Schaffer continues to maintain a strong presence in Central Florida with the move to its new Maitland location,” Partyka said.

The landlord is CRP–Colonnades, LLC of Maitland.

For more information contact:

Paul P. Partyka, Managing Partner, NAI Realvest 407-875-9989;

Janice Paiano, Director of Marketing, NAI Realvest, 407-875-9989,

Beth Payan or Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications, Inc., 407-644-4142

Wachovia, PNC/Midland, Capmark and Wells Fargo Lead National Rankings of Commercial/Multifamily Servicing Volumes

SAN DIEGO, CA (Feb. 8, 2009) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its annual ranking of commercial and multifamily loan servicers as of the end of 2008 during MBA's Commercial Real Estate (CREF) Convention.

On top of the list of firms is Wachovia Securities with $412.9 billion in U.S. master and primary servicing, followed by PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services with $310.3 billion, Capmark Finance, Inc. with $260.9 billion and Wells Fargo with $182.6 billion.

(Wachovia Corporate Center, Charlotte, NC, top right photo)

Specific breakouts included in the report:

Total U.S. Master and Primary Servicing Volume
U.S. Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS), Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) and Other Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) Master and Primary Servicing Volume
U.S. Life Company Servicing Volume
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Servicing Volume
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Servicing Volume
U.S. Commercial Banks and Savings Institution Volume
U.S. Credit Company, Pension Funds, REITs, and Investment Funds Volume
U.S. Warehouse Volume
U.S. Other Investor Volume
U.S. CMBS Named Special Servicing Volume
Total Non-U.S. Master and Primary Servicing Volume

A primary servicer is generally responsible for collecting loan payments from borrowers, performing property inspections and other property-related activities.

A master servicer typically serves in a fiduciary capacity and is generally responsible for collecting cash and data from primary servicers and then providing that cash and data, through trustees, to investors.

Unless otherwise noted, MBA tabulations that combine different roles do not double-count loans for which a single servicer performs multiple roles.

Wachovia, PNC/Midland, Capmark, and Wells Fargo are the largest master and primary servicers of commercial/multifamily loans in U.S. CMBS, CDO and other ABS; GEMSA Loan Services, PNC/Midland, Prudential Asset Resources, and Northwestern Mutual are the largest servicers for life companies; PNC/Midland, Wachovia, Capmark, and Deutsche Bank are the largest Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac servicers.

Wachovia ranks as the top master and primary servicer of commercial bank and savings institution loans; GEMSA the top credit company, pension funds, REITs, and investment funds servicer; PNC/Midland the top FHA and Ginnie Mae servicer; Wachovia the top for mortgages in warehouse facilities; and Capmark the top for other investor type loans.

MBA also asked firms to provide information about CMBS loans on which they are the "named special servicer" - that is, where the firm stands ready to service the loan should special problems develop, such as delinquency.

The leading named special servicers were LNR Partners, CWCapital & CWCapital Asset Management, Centerline Servicing Inc and PNC/Midland.

(Wells Fargo Tower, Minneapolis, bottom left photo)

The MBA survey also collected servicing volumes for loans on commercial/multifamily properties located outside the United States. Capmark ranks as the largest master and primary servicer of non-U.S. commercial/multifamily mortgages, followed by Hatfield Philips International, Deutsche Bank and GEMSA Loan Services.
CONTACT: Jason Vasquez, (202) 557-2950,