$39,400,000 Acquisition Financing for Five-Building Suburban Office Campus; Southern California

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners successfully placed two simultaneous loans to acquire a five-building office campus in Laguna Hills, California. The 84% occupied Property sits on a 16-acre site adjacent to a reservoir and contains ample parking (4:1000 square feet). The Properties were built in the late 1980s and completely renovated in 2016-2018. GSP structured the financings to fit the Sponsor’s business plan which involved separating the collateral into a two-building bridge loan and a three-building CMBS loan. These loans allow the Sponsor to place long-term, fixed-rate debt on the stable assets while keeping shorter-term debt on the more transitional buildings.

Loan 1 (3 Buildings): $24,800,000 of non-recourse, seven-year fixed rate first mortgage CMBS debt for the acquisition of three of the office buildings (total 158,000 square feet) which are 84% leased. GSP sourced a lender able to provide seven-year, non-recourse financing and the ability to close with a complicated DST (Delaware Statutory Trust) equity structure in a tight timeframe. The loan was sized to a 9.00% debt yield, 59% LTV, or 1.60x debt service coverage ratio on the 5.93% fixed rate coupon. The Sponsor bought down the interest rate.

Loan 2 (2 buildings) $14,600,000 of non-recourse, 75% LTV, bridge financing for the acquisition of the remaining two office buildings (total 66,000 square feet), which are 79% leased with upcoming tenant rollover. GSP identified a Lender that could provide 75% leverage and a flexible 24-month loan term with three 12-month extensions. The loan is priced at 5.95% + 1 Month Term SOFR and is non-recourse. GSP was able to identify a lending source that not only understood the market and demand for office space in the market.

  • Unique Structure – Two Simultaneous Loan Closings on the Divided Collateral
  • Loan Amount: $24,800,000
  • Term: 7 Years
  • Amortization: Full-Term Interest Only
  • LTV: 59%
  • DSCR: 1.60x
  • Debt Yield: 9.0%
  • Prepayment: Defeasance
  • Loan Amount: $14,600,000
  • Term: 24 Months, plus Three 12-month Extension Options
  • Amortization: Interest Only
  • LTV: 75%
  • Prepayment: 12 Months Minimum Interest

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