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Goldman Sachs and Citigroup Ready $788M CMBS Offering

The two corporate names linked in recent weeks to high-profile settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over questionable practices related to mortgage investments are teaming up to bring to market the year's third multi-borrower bond backed by commercial real estate. Goldman Sachs and Citigroup are putting together a $788.5 million commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) offering comprised of debt from 48 retail and office properties.

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FDIC Taps Secondary Market to Sell $409M in Failed Banks’ Home Loans

The FDIC has amassed a large portfolio of nonperforming real estate loans seized from failed banks. While the agency has managed to broker deals with most acquiring institutions recently to absorb ""essentially all"" of the failed banks' loans, some transaction announcements still contain the language, ""the FDIC will retain the remaining assets for later disposition."" In order to fast-track the sale of these assets, the FDIC is turning to the secondary market, with an offering of $409 million of mortgage bonds from 17 bank closings expected to price mid-week.

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Program Launched to Help Investors Buy REOs in Chicago Suburbs

In an effort to help investors overcome the barriers to successfully investing in bank-owned homes in the Chicago area, Mack Companies, a home redeveloper headquartered in Tinley Park, Illinois, recently introduced the Real Estate Cash-flow and Appreciation Program (RECAP). According to Mack Companies, RECAP represents the lowest cost, highest return on investment, and easiest approach for small investors to profit from high-quality, positive cash-flow real estate.

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Minnesota Bank Shuttered by Regulators

Multiple bank closures have become commonplace on Friday evenings, but last week, regulators shut the doors on just one institution-1st American State Bank of Minnesota. The bank operated two local branches in Hancock, with $16.3 million in deposits and $18.2 million in total assets. It was acquired by Community Development Bank, also in Minnesota.

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ProVest Names Jim Ward President

Tampa, Florida-based ProVest, a provider of foreclosure services, has named Jim Ward president. Ward, who previously held the position of vice president of operations, will be responsible for business development, as well as information technology and operations.

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