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    Perm Financing for a Multifamily Property; Houston, Texas

    June 29, 2022

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners secured permanent financing for an eight-unit multifamily property located in Houston, Texas. The loan is fixed at a rate of 4.00% and locked in for 7 years. The deal went into application during the Fed run-up in rates and the rate was never locked. However, due to GSP’s relationship with the Lender, we were able to hold the rate and term down substantially. The financing does not require any deposit relationship with the bank and did not require any funds to be held back for reserves. The Lender’s processing/application fee was $2,000 all in.

    Rate: 4.00%, Fixed for 7 Years
    Term: 30 Years
    Amortization: 30 Years
    LTV: 70%
    Prepayment: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1%
    Depository Relationship: None Required

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    $6,100,000 Perm Financing for an Unanchored Retail Property; Bakersfield, CA

    June 22, 2022

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners successfully closed a loan at 60% loan-to-value for an 84% occupied, newly built, and stabilized retail center in Bakersfield, CA. GSP located a lender that was able to lock the rate of 4.125% at application to avoid the rate volatility in the market. Many lenders were not comfortable quoting the deal because of the lack of operating history. GSP was able to locate a lender that was comfortable with the lack of history, with a 6-month debt service reserve held back at closing, to ensure that the tenants continue to pay rent. The reserve is released after 6 months of full rent collection.

    Rate: 4.13%
    Term: 7 years
    LTV: 70%
    Amortization: 1 Year IO, then 25 Year Amortization
    Prepayment: None
    Fee: None
    Guaranty: Full Recourse

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    Cash-Out Refinance with LifeCo for Unflagged Boutique Hotel; Tucson, AZ

    June 1, 2022

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners secured permanent financing for an unflagged, 90-key, boutique art hotel in Tucson, AZ. The Sponsor acquired the Property in 2017, and completed a full renovation and rebrand in 2018, primarily with cash. The Hotel performed extremely well prior to the pandemic. While revenue and NOI declined, along with most hospitality assets during that time, the Property has since recovered to and exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Despite the Property being unflagged and located outside downtown Tucson, GSP was able to leverage its strong lender relationships to source CMBS and Life Insurance Company quotes. The Sponsor ultimately chose a LifeCo lender who offered a combination of low rate, longer amortization, prepayment flexibility, and potential to increase proceeds during the loan term.

    Rate: 4.59% Fixed for 5 Years
    Term: 15 Years (5+5+5)
    Amortization: 27 Years
    LTV: <40%
    Guaranty: Partial Recourse

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    $15,100,000 Cash-Out Refinance of a 5-Property Multifamily Portfolio at 3.40% – 70% LTV; Los Angeles, CA

    April 11, 2022

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners arranged $15,100,000 in permanent financing for the refinance of a 5-property multifamily portfolio located in Los Angeles, CA. Using GSP’s vast network of relationships, we were able to source and quickly lock fixed rate financing in a market that is seeing rising interest rates. The Sponsor also wanted to pull cash out of their existing multifamily portfolio to use as equity towards purchasing new properties. The Sponsor had recently completed exterior and interior renovations including common area upgrades to all five properties. The recent improvements allowed the Sponsor to increase rents thus increasing the value of the Property. GSP was able to provide the Sponsor with a 30-year term, with the first 5 years being fixed at a rate of 3.40%. The loan represents 70% loan to value with a minimum 1.20 DSCR. The flexible stepdown prepayment structure is equal to 5,4,3,2,1. The cash-out loan allows the Sponsor to use more equity towards growing their multifamily portfolio. Thanks to GSP’s long-standing relationship with this bank lender, we were able to meet the Sponsors deadline and close this transaction within 35 days from signing the term sheet.

    Rate: 3.40%
    Term: 30 years term, fixed for first 5 years
    LTV: 60%
    DCR: 1.20

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    $3,870,000 Cash-Out Permanent Financing Loan for 44-Unit, Multifamily Property; Los Angeles, CA

    March 16, 2022

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners arranged $3,870,000 in cash-out permanent financing for the refinance of a 44-unit multifamily property located in Los Angeles, CA. GSP was able to time the refinance of the more expensive lender and lock the rate before the interest rate market started to move upwards. The recent improvements allowed the Sponsor to increase rents thus increasing the value of the Property. GSP was able to provide the Sponsor with a 10-year term, and the first 7 years being fixed at an incredibly low rate. The flexible prepayment structure is equal to 2% for the first 2 years, 1% for years 3 and 4, and 0% thereafter. The loan structure allows the Sponsor to refinance out of an expensive loan with a fixed rate of 3.15%, while also receiving cash out. The Sponsor is using cash-out proceeds to continue their business plan of purchasing and renovating additional properties.

    Rate: 3.15% (Fixed for 7 Years)
    Term: 30 Years
    LTV: 60%
    DCR: 1.20

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    $26,560,000 Permanent Financing for a 284-Unit Multifamily Asset; Rexburg, ID

    March 9, 2022

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners secured $26,560,000 in permanent financing for a 284-unit multifamily project located less than a mile from Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I), one of the country’s fastest growing universities and Idaho’s largest university, in Rexburg, Idaho. The apartment complex features novel, modern 2-bedroom apartment units with boutique amenities including a racquetball court, 24/7 state-of-the-art gym, outdoor grill and fire pit lounge area, dog park, and clubhouse with conference rooms. The community was developed in phases, so the refinance retired existing construction and bridge debt, provided significant cash-out to the Sponsor, and reduced their previous interest rates considerably.

    The Rexburg multifamily submarket is undergoing a colossal renaissance, seeing over $1B of new investments and a population growth of over 62% over the last decade. The Sponsor, a local developer with significant knowledge and experience within the Rexburg market, recognized the need for high quality product in a supply constrained market. GSP was able to leverage market interest to secure the most competitive terms available by focusing on the desirable location as well as the Sponsor’s track record and familiarity with the high-growth market. The loan carried a 35-year term priced at a 2.91% fixed-rate and 80% LTV.

    Rate: 2.91% Fixed-Rate
    Term: 35 Years
    LTV: 80%

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    $4,800,000 Permanent Acquisition Financing of Industrial Park; Pflugerville, TX

    February 16, 2022

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners arranged $4,800,000 in financing for the acquisition of a six-building, fully occupied industrial park in Pflugerville, Texas. The Sponsor, a repeat client, was selling another property in which the existing financing had a prepayment penalty. GSP leveraged its strong relationship with the lender of the Property being sold to successfully negotiate a reduction of the prepayment penalty by providing this Lender the opportunity to finance the purchase of the industrial park. The Lender offered a permanent, recourse loan at 3.68% fixed for the first five years based on the original property’s existing loan from 2019. The new loan term is ten years with a 30-year amortization.

    Rate: 3.68% Fixed for first five years
    Term: 10 Years
    Amortization: 30 Years
    LTC: 48%
    Guaranty: Recourse

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    $16,100,000 Cash-Out Permanent Financing for a Theater Anchored Shopping Center; Dardenne Prairie, MO

    November 29, 2021

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners arranged the cash-out permanent refinance of a 153,726 SF grocery-anchored retail community center in Dardenne Prairie, MO, about 30 miles west of St. Louis. The Subject Property is anchored by Schnucks and Marcus Theater and is also shadow anchored by Target, which is under separate ownership. The loan is sized to 62% LTV, fixed for 5 years with 20 years amortization.

    The Sponsor approached GSP to arrange a non-CMBS loan resulting in $4,000,000 cash-out. The proceeds were used to buy-out his partners and lower the debt service from their previous loan. The theater component, along with a decreased appetite for retail lending due to market conditions made it difficult for capital providers to get comfortable with the asset type and cash-out. GSP identified a lender who was willing to provide a higher loan to value and competitive terms that maximize the Sponsor’s cash-out.

    Rate: 3.95%
    Term: 5 year fixed rate
    Amortization: 20 Years
    Loan to Value: 62%
    Prepayment: 2,1,0
    Guaranty: Full Recourse

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    $3,500,000 10-Year Full Term Interest-Only Permanent Financing, 40,000 SF Industrial Business Park; Murrieta, CA

    November 3, 2021

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners secured $3,500,000 in non-recourse debt to refinance a Southern California industrial business park. The Property is a 40,000 square foot, 100% occupied, industrial/flex building, majority occupied by automotive tenants. The financing takes out the existing debt, distributes capital for a significant roof repair, and redistributes equity to the Sponsor. The loan was underwritten to 60% LTV. The 10-year full term interest structure maximizes cash flow for the Sponsor. The fixed-rate loan priced at 1.80% over the 10-year SWAP.

    Rate: 3.42% (1.80% over the 10 Year SWAP)
    Term: 10 Years
    Amortization: Full-term Interest-Only
    Loan to Value: 60%
    Guaranty: Non-recourse
    Lender Fee: Par
    Prepayment: Defeasance

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    $3,000,000 Bridge to Permanent 5-year Loan for a Vacant Single Story 50,000 SF Warehouse; Western States

    August 4, 2021

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners successfully placed a $3,000,000 bridge to permanent loan to fund the purchase, tenant improvements, leasing commissions and carry (real estate taxes, insurance, and debt service) for a vacant 50,000 SF single-story warehouse. The deal presented a couple challenges; the Sponsor had credit issues and the building was 100% vacant. The strong sponsorship experience, low vacancy in the market and the building’s high-level of quality ameliorated these issues. Lastly, the transaction had to be completed within the tight time constraints of a 1031 exchange.

    Rate: 4.25% During Construction, Five-year Treasury + 3.25% During Term
    Term: 5 Years
    Amortization: 25 Year
    Prepayment: Term Period: 3%,2%,1%,0%

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    $5,350,000 Cash-Out Refinance for Owner-User Office Property; Downtown Riverside, CA

    July 7, 2021

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners arranged $5,350,000 in cash-out permanent financing for an owner-user office building located in Downtown Riverside, CA. The Sponsor approached GSP to help assist with the refinance of the Property to help relocate their company headquarters from the east coast. The Sponsor was on a strict deadline with their existing lender, only having 60 days to refinance before the current loan maturity. At the time of the refinance process, the Sponsor was close to completing exterior and interior renovations, including common area upgrades. GSP had to quickly identity a lender who could deliver certainty of execution on short notice, while delivering competitive terms. GSP was able to provide the Sponsor with a 25-year term, and the first 5 years being fixed at a low rate of 4%. The first 12 months are interest only, before converting to 25-year amortization thereafter. There is additional flexibility within the loan structure because there is no prepayment penalty. The cash-out loan allows the Sponsor to use more equity towards continuing to grow their business. Thanks to our long-standing relationship with the Lender, GSP was able to meet the Sponsors deadline and close this transaction within 60 days.

    Rate: 4% fixed for 5 Years
    Term: 25 Years, First 12 Months Interest Only
    Min DSCR: 1.25x
    Prepayment: No prepayment penalty

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    Perm Debt – 1.20x DSCR & 3-Years Interest Only – Stabilized Multifamily, Los Angeles, CA

    April 7, 2021

    Transaction Description:

    George Smith Partners secured senior permanent financing for a stabilized multifamily property located in the Pico Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The non-recourse debt was utilized to complete the acquisition of the multifamily asset. The loan was structured with a 5-year term and interest only payments for the initial 3-years followed by a 30-year amortization schedule. The loan was collateralized by a Class B, three story, 16-Unit multifamily property. The Subject was 100% leased at closing but only 78% physically occupied.

    GSP selected a bank lender that was able to underwrite the income from three newly executed leases with no seasoning. The Lender funded the full proceeds with signed leases and rent checks although the tenants had yet to take possession. The Lender executed on excellent terms while closing on a firm acquisition deadline of 45 days. At application, the Lender offered an early rate lock to remove any pricing risk. GSP worked with the Lender to navigate the appraisal assumptions surrounding concessions and market rent stemming from various COVID risks while maximizing proceeds.

    Rate: 3.40%
    Term: 5 years
    Max LTV: 65%
    Min DCR: 1.20x
    Amortization: 3-Years Interest Only, 30-Year Schedule thereafter.
    Origination Fee: Par
    Prepayment: 3, 1, 1, 1
    Guaranty: Non-Recourse