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$39,500,000 Non-Recourse Bridge Financing for a 148-Unit Multifamily Acquisition, Mid-Conversion from Office to Multifamily; Santa Ana, CA

Rate: LIBOR + 7.00%
Term: 18 Months
LTV: 77%
LTC: 74%
Amortization: Full Term Interest Only
Prepayment: 10-month Make-Whole
Guaranty: Non-Recourse

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners arranged $39,500,000 in non-recourse financing for the acquisition of a vacant 10-story office building, currently mid-conversion to a 148-unit, Class-A multifamily building. The Property is the only high-rise apartment building in Downtown Santa Ana. The financing allows the Sponsor to complete the conversion, stabilize the Property, and refinance into long-term permanent debt. While the apartment market is very strong in Downtown Santa Ana, there are no other high-rise apartment buildings and no direct comparable properties. Not only did the Lender have to get comfortable with the construction completion, they also had to get comfortable with a new product type in this market.

GSP identified a local lender that not only understood the market and demand for multifamily but was comfortable with the Sponsor’s ability to step-in and complete the conversion.

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