The WSJ reports and every dealer on the street reports that Kushner has worked out a deal on 666 Fifth Avenue. They're going to take a 9.5% haircut back as a B note, Vornado is going to be a partner (improving the ownership) and the coupon is going to be reduced.
Boo, for IOs and deep credit, but huge positive for seniors and mezz portions of the CMBS deals: GECMC 2007-C1, WBCMT 2007-C31, and WBCMT 2007-C33. All of which I own some of and two of which I've had heavy reverse inquiry on the last few days.
*So far, I haven't seen any precise information on what the new coupon is or whether the special has formally confirmed the deal.
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