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Quicken Loans sues DOJ, HUD for “shake down”

Says agencies demanding unwarranted penalties, false public admissions

FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

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Court filing reveals name of anonymous whistleblower in Zillow/Move lawsuit

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
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GE sells $23 billion in real estate assets

Blackstone and Wells Fargo agree to purchase
Brena Swanson
General Electric Capital Real Estate is exiting a significant portion of its commercial real estate platform, as Blackstone and Wells Fargo announced they are purchasing a total of $23 billion in assets.
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Invitation Homes prepping new single-family rental securitization

Company’s first in 2015 and fifth overall
Ben Lane
Invitation Homes will the first out of the gate in 2015, as the Blackstone Group subsidiary is prepping the year’s first single-family rental securitzation. The offering, Invitation Homes 2015-SFR1, will be collateralized by a $540.9 million loan secured by first priority mortgages on 3,072 income-producing single-family homes.
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Blackstone third-quarter profit misses

But still sees opportunity
Brena Swanson
"With one of the largest pools of available dry powder capital and the broadest alternative investment platform, we are well-positioned to capitalize on the dislocation in asset values created by greater market volatility," Blackstone co-Founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman said.
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Invitation Homes names new CEO and executive chair

Elevates Bryce Blair, adds John Bartling
Ben Lane
Bryce Blair, who has been on Invitation Homes’ board of directors since 2013, was named executive chairman of the board of directors. The company also named John Bartling as president and chief executive officer. Bartling will replace Invitation Homes’ current CEO Nick Gould.
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Katherine Briggs appointed chief operating officer of B2R Finance

Joins from BlackRock Solutions
Ben Lane
While at BlackRock, Briggs managed GSE multifamily loan underwriting and securitization, commercial mortgage-backed securities analysis, and large-scale valuation and risk assessment advisory projects for both domestic and international institutions.
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Private equity firms fund Wall Street

Blackstone ranks as one of the highest fee-payers
Brena Swanson
Private equity firms are carving out a more prominent position in the financial market as investment banking fees continue to rise.
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Did Treasury plan to shortchange Fannie, Freddie investors?

As more layers peel away, a pattern forms
Trey Garrison
A report on TheStreet.com Tuesday focusing on the potential for conflict of interest in Blackstone serving as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Treasury missed a much bigger story.
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Bloomberg: Blackstone rental home bonds have highest LTV

Trey Garrison
Bloomberg real estate ace Jody Shenn reports that Blackstone’s rental home bonds have the highest Loan-to-Value of any on the market.
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Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line
Jacob Gaffney
“But there are enough other positive signs that I am not altering my favorable forecast. If housing continues to be weak, I will probably have to change my view.”
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Key business feature boosts Blackstone's earnings 89%

After several years, company crosses financial threshold
Brena Swanson
"Blackstone’s second quarter results marked one of our best ever in terms of both economic net income and distributable earnings. As more of our assets under management have seasoned, we’ve been increasingly active in harvesting the value we’ve created over several years,” Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO, said.
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