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$21,600,000 Construction Financing and $10,700,000 JV Equity for 142-Unit BTR Community; Savannah, GA

Rate: WSJ Prime + 50 with a 4.00% Floor
Term: 3 Years
Amortization: Interest Only
LTC: 65%
Fee: 1.00%
Guaranty: Non-Recourse

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners successfully advised on $21,600,000 in construction financing and $10,700,000 in JV Equity for the development of a 142-unit built-to-rent community in Savannah, GA. The Project features 142 detached single-family homes on a 66.15-acre site. The homes will feature three to four bedrooms with an average square footage of 1,500 across four distinct home styles.

GSP worked through several strategies with the Sponsor to source the 65% LTC, non-recourse construction debt financing, and a 90% joint-venture equity partner for the ground-up, build-to-rent community. With our marketing efforts highlighting the strength of the Savannah rental market, this project received interest from several groups for both debt and equity.

The Sponsor projects vertical development to be completed by the end of this year and lease-up to be finalized by Q1 2025.


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