Term: 10 Years Fixed
Amortization: Interest Only
George Smith Partners successfully arranged $80,000,000 in permanent refinancing for a Class A, high-rise, trophy asset office building in a primary market in California. Sized to 32% of appraised value and a 1.78 DCR, the 10 year interest only loan is priced at 2.19% over the 10 year SWAP Rate. The building was situated on an unsubordinated ground lease, which presented challenges. While the property was widely recognized as a trophy asset in the market, the building had low occupancy and above market rents. GSP sourced a capital provider who underwrote the property with an emphasis on gross potential rent as evidenced by Sponsor’s confidence and willingness for occupancy growth with more aggressive pricing of rents. This allowed the lender to get comfortable with the low occupancy along with strong debt coverage on in place cash flow.
July 10, 2019
George Smith Partners successfully arranged a $10,200,000 refinance of a 69,552 square foot, multi-tenant office building in San Diego. The permanent recourse financing is fixed at 3.68% for the first five years with a rate reset for the remaining five years. The loan amortizes for 25 years with a declining step down prepay penalty.
There is rollover risk of approximately 53% of the square footage from the largest tenant, with their lease expiring in three years. Because of this, other lenders proposed limited loan terms of five years or less or simply declined the financing request. Lender’s willing to finance required reserves to mitigate the rollover risk which was unappealing to our Sponsor.
George Smith Partners worked with a new banking relationship who was able to get comfortable with the rollover risk given the conservative 56% loan to value request. The strength of the Sponsor and longevity of ownership helped the Lender meet the Sponsor’s financing requests.