Jordan Crouch was kind enough to cite me as the source for Macquarie's starting a CMBS group with some good folks from LaSalle Bank. But he's the guy who got me looking in the first place, so he should have been the first to write about it. (And yes, Macquarie is the bank that bought the Chicago Skyway.)
For you lawyers looking for something new to do, how about taking the gig as Head of Legal and Structuring. Yes, lawyers, you can help run a CMBS department right here in Chicago. I have to admit there is something tempting about applying for that job, but it is not happening. Among oter reasons, the boss is not going to tolerate my making that commute again, at least not five or six days a week.