Rate: 9.5% Fixed
Term: 12 Months
Amortization: Interest Only
LTV: 80% of Purchase / 65% of Stabilized Value
Prepayment Penalty: Three Months
Origination Fee: Par
George Smith Partners arranged a quick close acquisition bridge loan for a 5-unit property in South Los Angeles. The sponsor approached GSP with an extremely tight closing time frame of 5 days and a property with weak cash flow due to two down units. The sponsor valued certainty of execution above all else, so he could close on the property in short order. GSP identified a non-bank private individual willing to make the loan with no origination free. Sized to 80% of purchase with no hold back requirement for interest reserve or capital expenditures, the loan carries a 12-month term, interest only payments at a 9.5% rate and a 3-month prepayment penalty.
$13,740,000 Non-Recourse Acquisition Bridge Loan of Land Parcels For a Future $200,000,000 Mixed-Use Hotel Development Project; 5-Day Close
September 27, 2017
George Smith Partners successfully placed a $13,740,000 acquisition bridge loan to acquire two land parcels and refinance three adjacent land parcels for a large mixed use hotel and condo development site in the heart of the Koreatown district of Los Angeles. With the final components of the land assemblage completed, the $200,000,000 mixed used development project is scheduled to break ground in March of 2018. Our Sponsor’s initial business plan was to build the mixed use project on three parcels of land previously held in his portfolio. The opportunity to acquire two adjacent parcels will allow him to double the total buildable square footage of the project. Fixed for 12 months, the non-recourse loan does not carry any prepayment penalty and closed in 5 days.
It was crucial to identify a lender who could close quickly, provide leverage, and waive any prepayment penalty. Due to the upcoming March 2018 groundbreaking, existing tenants on the current 3 parcel assemblage were all on short term leases with discounted rents. As a result, in place cash flow had been compressed and limited the ability for institutional lenders to get comfortable with the property and provide meaningful proceeds. Additionally, a fast close was necessary to take advantage of a seller discount.
GSP identified an unconventional lender who focused on the future value of the five parcel assemblage and shovel ready development site rather than the current value based on in-place NOI. This capital provider closed the loan in 5 days, allowing the Sponsor to achieve a significant discount on the purchase price. The capital provider also waived all prepayment penalties, assuring the Sponsor would preserve significant capital once the subsequent construction loan is placed within the next few months.
Term: 1 Year with a 1 Year Extension
Amortization: Interest Only
Prepayment Penalty: None
- Advisors: Bryan Shaffer