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Clayton DeGiacinto’s Axonic recently announced plans to expand its operations outside of the New York and San Francisco metropolitan areas

The $1.8 billion investment firm firmly believes that there are opportunities to have by venturing into smaller markets despite the difficulties in predicting demand levels.


Hotel Debt

Greg Lippmann’s LibreMax is reportedly investing in hotels, the former Deutsche Bank AG trader came to prominence after betting against subprime-mortgage bonds before housing collapsed.

His new strategy places commercial-real estate a key part of his firm’s strategy as the markets recovered. The thought is that despite hotel values descreasing dramatically in the crisis, they can also rebound quicker due to room rates being reset daily.

Prices on hotels surged 17 percent in 2013, according to a preliminary reading of the Moody’s/RCA Commercial Property Price Index.

LibreMax now has a quarter of its business in commercial real estate showing a 12.9 percent rise last year.

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Weinstein’s Saba

Former co-head of global credit trading at Deutsche Bank Boaz Weinstein’s Saba, a $3.9 billion investment firm has now moved into mezzanine real estate as well as its broader property bets.

There is an increasing amount of activity in the commercial real estate sector, $100 billion, which is up to $100 billion after doubling to $80 billion in 2013, ranging from mobile homes through to Hawaiian resorts.



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