$15,000,000 Full Cash Out Permanent Financing for a Single-Tenant Industrial Warehouse; Los Angeles, CA

Rate: 4.78%
Term: 5 years fixed
Amortization: 25 years
Loan to Value: 60%
Prepayment: 1-Yr Locked, 3-2-1, Last Year Open at Par
Guarantee: Non-Recourse

Transaction Description:
George Smith Partners secured $15,000,000 of cash out refinancing of a single-tenant distribution warehouse in West Rancho Dominguez, an unincorporated portion of Los Angeles County. This was a permanent, non-recourse loan at 4.78% fixed for 5 years with 25 years amortization. The flexible prepay, which is non-typical of Life Co’s yield maintenance, was very appealing to the Borrower (locked for 12 months, 3-2-1, then open at par for the last 12 months).

Challenges:
Full cash out with $15,000,000 in proceeds for a foreign borrower who built this property in 2008 for less than $9,000,000. The existing single-tenant is a privately-owned entity that is “non-credit” with its lease rolling in less than 4 years without extensions. The in-place rent is currently 30% below market which limited other loan proposals between $9,000,000 and $11,500,000 in max proceeds.

Solutions:
George Smith Partners worked with an existing life insurance company lender relationship that was able to provide a structured permanent loan solution by underwriting to market rental rate rather than the in-place income. This made the loan metrics work for the Lender (8.6 Debt Yield & 1.26 DCR). These assumptions were in turn verified and confirmed by a national appraisal firm.
The Asset is relatively new construction and considered a class-A property. Furthermore, the Los Angeles County industrial market is supply constrained which makes this asset category one of the most appealing in CRE today.

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