$3,300,000 Owner/User Warehouse Acquisition Financing; 75% LTV; Fixed at 3.36% for 10 Years; San Fernando Valley, CA

Rate: Fixed at 3.36%
Term: 10 years
Amortization: 30 years
Fees: Par
Prepayment Penalty: Swap breakage
LTV: 75%

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners secured $3,300,000 in proceeds for the purchase of a 19,680 sf warehouse located in the San Fernando Valley. The loan is fixed at 3.36% for 10 years. The Sponsor owns the adjacent property and intends to expand their business into additional warehouse space. Before discussing the deal with lenders, GSP fully underwrote the underlying business and demonstrated its substantial and recurring cash flow. As a result, many lenders were interested in the transaction at 75% LTV, which was above-market leverage for a non-SBA execution. The Borrower was able to select the loan with the best rate and structure. Additionally, the Lender provided an option to pre-pay 20% of the principal balance each year with no penalty.


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    Transaction Description:
    George Smith Partners successfully secured $1,325,000 in financing for the purchase of a 9,500 square foot industrial/warehouse building in Los Angeles. The proceeds were structured as $1,125,000 for a first trust deed at a rate of 7.9% and $200,000 for a second trust deed at a rate of 12.99%. The combined proceeds represented 70% of the acquisition price. A number of challenges were encountered in securing financing for the property. First, our Sponsor had to secure financing within 1 week. Second, the subject property was leased to a tenant who was occupying the entire 9,500 square foot property, even though the lease agreement stipulated only 5,000 square foot of space was available to them. While GSP was marketing the deal, legal proceedings were underway to compel the tenant to comply with his lease. Finally, there was lease-up risk since it was unclear when the buyer would be able to lease the remaining space to a new tenant. The selected lenders had an intercreditor agreement and were able to offer a quick close with minimal documentation. The lenders required only a property walkthrough in contrast to a full appraisal. GSP provided rent comps that supported the Sponsor’s business plan for the property, as well as market data that showed vacancy of less than 1% for industrial product in the market. As a result, our lenders were able to underwrite to the in-place income of the property, and were comfortable with the value regardless of the outcome of the pending litigation with the tenant.

    Rate: 7.9% on the 1st TD, 12.99% on the 2nd TD
    LTV: 70% overall
    Term: 2 years
    Amortization: Interest Only
    Prepayment Penalty: None
    Origination Fees: 2%

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    $33,000,000 Non-Recourse Acquisition Bridge Financing for an 82% Occupied Multi-Tenant Industrial Business Park

    August 17, 2016

    George Smith Partners successfully structured and placed the non-recourse acquisition bridge loan for a 27 building multi-tenant industrial business park, totaling 475,000 square feet with over 231 tenants in the Pacific Northwest. At acquisition the property was 82% occupied with a going in debt yield of approximately 9.5%. $24,530,000 of the on-book financing was funded at closing with $7,220,000 to be future funded for immediate property improvements, future upgrades which includes funding for the Sponsors’ strategic spec-suite program, as well as future leasing costs. Upon achieving a predetermined net operating income, the lender will advance an additional $1,250,000 earn-out. Interest will not be paid on future funding until disbursement. Floating at L+2.75% for a three year term; the first two years are interest only. There is one (1) two-year extension.

    Rate: LIBOR+2.75%
    Term: 3 Years plus one 2-Year extension
    Amortization: Interest Only for initial 2-Years
    LTC: 65%
    Prepayment Penalty: None
    Release Provisions: Structured release provisions
    Recourse: Non-Recourse
    Lender Fee: 0.50%

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