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$3,500,000 Cash-Out Financing for Land on Melrose Ave and La Brea Blvd; Los Angeles, CA

Rate: LIBOR + 460 with 7% Floor
Term: 2 Years
LTV: 50%
Amortization: Interest Only
Yield Maintenance: None
Guaranty: Full Recourse

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners secured financing for a $3,500,000 loan on a former gas station at the corner of Melrose and LaBrea. The challenge was finding a bridge lender willing to lend on vacant land entitlement by-right for multi-family residential that will not commence construction for at least 18 months while also providing $500,000,000 in cash-out proceeds.

GSP was able to exceed the Sponsors expectation with respect to cash-out proceeds basing the loan on an updated appraisal which recognizes the site’s receipt of a Transit Oriented Communities (TOC)Tier 2 “up zoning” which occurred in 2017 after the land was acquired by the Sponsor and doubled the number of units that can be developed on the site. The 2 Year floating rate execution is a full recourse loan with a rate of L + 460 (7% floor) cash-out proceeds and a holdback for interest carry during the term of the loan.


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