Term: 5 Years
Amortization: 30 Years
Prepayment: 3%, 1%, 0%, 0%, 0%
George Smith Partners secured a $3,060,000 loan for the acquisition of a 114-unit multifamily property located in Oklahoma City, OK. To meet the sellers 60-day closing requirement, GSP used its relationship with a lender we had closed multiple loans with. This lender recently closed a similar loan in this market which allowed them to feel comfortable with the market characteristics. Although the Property is currently over 90% leased, rents were below market because the Seller self-managed and the Property needs exterior and interior improvements. The Sponsor wanted to lock in a low rate to allow for more cash flow to be used towards their value-add strategy. This was cheaper and more efficient than a traditional bridge loan. During the close of this loan, GSP was simultaneously helping the Sponsor purchase the Property directly next door. The long-term business plan is to combine both properties to become one property within 2 years. The loan represents 70% of the purchase price and was structured as a fixed rate 5-year term, with the first-year interest-only. The interest-only period allows for more property cash flow to be used towards building improvements. Additional flexibility is also provided with a prepayment equal to 3-1-0-0-0. The prepayment flexibility will allow the Sponsor to cash-out refinance once they have implemented their value-add strategy.
$8,400,000 Non-Recourse Acquisition/Bridge Loan for a 50% Occupied Apartment Building; Hayward, CA
May 19, 2021
George Smith Partners identified a national balance sheet lender with an intimate knowledge of the Hayward submarket and arranged $8,400,000 in acquisition and bridge financing for the purchase and reposition of a currently 50% occupied, 1960’s-built apartment complex located in Hayward, CA. The Sponsor placed the portfolio under contract during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The loan includes $1,350,000 of future funding for extensive renovations of unit interiors and exterior upgrades, including an earthquake retrofit. Interest is not charged on the holdback until funds are drawn. This Capital Provider also structured and capitalized an interest reserve to cover the shortfall of cash flow during repositions. Sized to 76% of the total capitalization, the three-year bridge loan is interest only for 36 months and carries a floating rate of LIBOR + 4.25% and include two extension options for up to a term of five-years.
Rate: LIBOR + 4.25%
Term: 3 Years, with two 1-year extensions
Amortization: Interest Only
Repayment: Carve-Outs Only
Prepayment: 18 months
Loan Fee: 1.0% in / 0.25% exit
- Advisors: David Stepanchak
79.5% LTV Acquisition Loan for 6-Unit Multifamily Property; Koreatown area of Los Angeles, CA
May 5, 2021
George Smith Partners structured $1,590,000 of acquisition bridge financing for a 6-unit multifamily building in a well-located area of the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. The existing building is almost 100 years old and underutilizes the potential density that the site allows for. The Sponsor plans to entitle the site for a larger multifamily development down the line. A 12-month term will give them ample time to prepare to be shovel ready. GSP was able to secure a high leverage execution between a senior lender and a mezzanine lender that provided 79.5% LTV based on purchase price. The blended rate of the total debt stack is 8.84% and is interest only. While the senior loan is non-recourse, the mezzanine lender does require recourse on their portion.
Blended Rate: 8.84%
Term: 12 Months
Prepayment Penalty: None
Guaranty: Non-Recourse to Senior Lender, Recourse to Mezzanine Lender
$16,100,000 Non-Recourse Acquisition Bridge Financing for a 30-Unit Trophy Multifamily Value-Added Project; West Los Angeles, CA
October 14, 2020
George Smith Partners arranged $16,100,000 in non-recourse, acquisition bridge financing on a 30-unit trophy multifamily property in West Los Angeles, California. The Property featured significant below-market rents, deferred maintenance, and physical vacancy (in part due to roommates that decided to downsize in light of COVID-19). The value-add business plan will involve a large capital expenditure budget to renovate the Property’s exterior and units, and reposition the asset utilizing a specialist property manager focused on providing family-oriented housing product with amenities like technology integration, childcare services, and community programming. The Sponsor’s expertise coupled with the Property’s trophy location created a competitive lending environment despite the ongoing pandemic. GSP ran a robust process including marketing the deal to over 70 lenders and fielding multiple lender proposals. The non-recourse financing was sized to 70% LTC and featured a rate of 1-Month Libor plus 500 basis points for a three-year term plus extensions.
Rate: 1-Month Libor + 500 basis points
Term: 36-month term with two 6-month extension options (6.00% floor rate)