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$16,900,000 CMBS Financing for a Limited-Service Hotel; Central Coast, CA

Term: 10 Years
LTV: 65%
Rate: 10 YR SOFR Swaps + 355 Fixed
Guarantee: Non-Recourse with Standard Carveouts
Prepayment: Defeasance

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners successfully placed a $16,900,000 cash-out CMBS loan to fund the refinancing of a limited-service hotel located in Central California. Backed by strong travel demand, the hotel was performing better than ever with additional revenue growth expected in future months. The Property was encumbered by a bridge loan nearing the end of its term and the Sponsor was looking to maximize proceeds to secure a cash-out refinance.

CMBS lender appetite toward hotels has picked up since the pandemic and the hotel received multiple bids from lenders. The 10-year fixed rate loan represents a 65% loan to the appraised value. Most CMBS lenders underwrote the loan to a 12% debt yield but due to the successful advising process of George Smith Partners, the chosen Lender was able to close using a 10.75% debt yield on T-12 income. Having experienced a dip in revenue through the COVID-19 pandemic, underwriting this asset required additional diligence to truly understand the stabilized cash flow. The hotel was experiencing a ramp-up in demand as drive-to markets have been extremely well-traveled since the pandemic. GSP and the Sponsor timed the refinance so that the hotel generated strong cash flow and secured an attractive rate during a rising rate environment.

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