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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Feb 08 2017

Exclusive: DOJ probing people who worked in DB's mortgage unit

NEW YORK (IFR) - The US Department of Justice is investigating potential wrongdoing by individuals who worked in Deutsche Bank's mortgage unit in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Feb 02 2017

SoFi rides rally with new student loan securitization

NEW YORK, Feb 2 (IFR) - Social Finance seized the recent risk-on wave for consumer-related debt by dramatically pulling in pricing on Thursday on its latest student loan securitization.

Jan 31 2017

Kushner divests equity in major NYC property

NEW YORK (IFR) - Jared Kushner has divested his equity interest in 666 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story office and retail building on Manhattan’s famed shopping area, according to a spokesperson at Kushner Companies.

Jan 27 2017

CMBS tied to Trump son-in-law sails through market

NEW YORK (IFR) - Investors on Friday snapped up a new US$1.11bn commercial mortgage bond backed by a highly leveraged loan to refinance a New York property owned by President Donald Trump's son-in-law.

Jan 24 2017

Investors eye SFR bond exit due to Blackstone IPO

NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IFR) - Some investors started trying to shrink their exposure Monday to the single-family rental bond market in advance of the Blackstone Group's planed IPO of its home rental company.

Jan 23 2017

Credit Suisse gets new head of commercial real estate finance

NEW YORK, Jan 23 (IFR) - Matthew Masso has been tapped by Credit Suisse to head the commercial real estate finance group, replacing former chief Mark Brown, a person familiar with the matter told IFR.

Jan 19 2017

Hudson Valley loan hits bond deal with huge loss

NEW YORK, Jan 19 (IFR) - A struggling Hudson Valley Mall about 100 miles from New York City suffered a roughly 86% loss on its debt this week and inflicted the biggest hit yet on a commercial mortgage bond created since the financial crisis.

Jan 18 2017

Ford sets new template for rule-compliant ABS

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (IFR) - Ford Motor Credit helped reopen the dormant asset-backed securities market this week after selling the first ever public bond to fully comply with post-crisis regulations.

Nov 04 2016

Rush of CMBS before reforms take effect

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (IFR) - Bankers are selling billions of dollars of commercial property bonds before risk-retention rules take effect next month and bring the curtain down on a freewheeling era of securitization.

Oct 21 2016

U.S. mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens

NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the vast expanse of brick and mortar emporiums that many Americans no longer visit.

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