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$16,500,000 Bridge Refinance for 173-Unit Multifamily Property; Sunnyvale, CA

Rate: 5.9% Fixed in Year 1; 6.9% in Year 2
Term: 12 Months + Extension Option for 12 Months
Lender Fee: 1% + 1% Extension
Amortization: Interest Only
LTV: 30%
Prepayment: Prepayable without penalty
Recourse: Non-Recourse

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners secured a $16,500,000 loan for a 173-unit multifamily property in Sunnyvale, CA. The first mortgage has a 12-month term at 5.9% with no prepayment penalty. The loan may be extended for an additional 12 months at 6.9%. The Sponsor developed the Property and has owned it for over 40 years. In the past year, occupancy and collections were negatively affected by COVID-19’s effects on tenants’ ability to pay rent. Occupancy was also negatively affected by the significant upgrades and renovations made to a much larger neighboring property which undertook an aggressive post-renovation releasing program. The Sponsor engaged GSP to supply a quick-close solution when the existing lender declined to renew its loan. Unlike most lenders, GSP’s Lender did not require reserves for potential COVID rental interruptions and closed within 10 days of the issuance of its term sheet without requiring an appraisal or other third-party reports.

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