Term: 10 Years, Fixed for first 5 Years
Amortization: 3 years Interest-Only
Prepayment: 3, 2, 1, 1, 1%
George Smith Partners arranged permanent financing for a 16-unit multifamily property located in Los Angeles, CA. The loan is fixed at a rate of 3.1% for 5 years and has 3 years of interest-only payments. The deal went into application several months ago when interest rates were 100 basis points lower. Because of GSP’s strong relationship with the Lender, the original terms were held in an increasing rate environment. The financing does not require any deposit relationship with the bank.
April 20, 2022
George Smith Partners secured a $2,083,000 agency loan for the cash-out refinance of a stabilized 44-unit multifamily property located in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. GSP used its relationship with a capital provider whom we had closed multiple loans with. This lender recently closed a similar loan in this market. They understood the market and felt comfortable with the market characteristics. The Sponsor recently completed exterior and interior renovations including common area upgrades. The recent improvements allowed the Sponsor to increase rents thus increasing the value of the Property. GSP was able to provide the Sponsor with a 7-year term and a flexible prepayment structure equal to 5%, 5%, 4%, 4%, 3%, 2%, 1%. The loan structure allows the Sponsor to refinance out of an expensive loan with a fixed rate of 3.38%, while also receiving cash out. The Sponsor is using cash-out proceeds to continue their business plan of purchasing and renovating additional properties. Thanks to our long-standing relationship with this Lender, GSP was able to meet the Sponsors deadline and close this transaction within 60 days from signing the term sheet.
$15,100,000 Cash-Out Refinance of a 5-Property Multifamily Portfolio at 3.40% – 70% LTV; Los Angeles, CA
April 11, 2022
George Smith Partners arranged $15,100,000 in permanent financing for the refinance of a 5-property multifamily portfolio located in Los Angeles, CA. Using GSP’s vast network of relationships, we were able to source and quickly lock fixed rate financing in a market that is seeing rising interest rates. The Sponsor also wanted to pull cash out of their existing multifamily portfolio to use as equity towards purchasing new properties. The Sponsor had recently completed exterior and interior renovations including common area upgrades to all five properties. The recent improvements allowed the Sponsor to increase rents thus increasing the value of the Property. GSP was able to provide the Sponsor with a 30-year term, with the first 5 years being fixed at a rate of 3.40%. The loan represents 70% loan to value with a minimum 1.20 DSCR. The flexible stepdown prepayment structure is equal to 5,4,3,2,1. The cash-out loan allows the Sponsor to use more equity towards growing their multifamily portfolio. Thanks to GSP’s long-standing relationship with this bank lender, we were able to meet the Sponsors deadline and close this transaction within 35 days from signing the term sheet.
4,450,000 Cash Out Refinance Loan For 37-Unit Multifamily Property in Los Angeles, CA; 7 Years Fixed at 3.40%; 5 Years Interest Only Payments
April 6, 2022
George Smith Partners arranged $4,450,000 in financing for the refinance of a stabilized 37-unit mixed use property located in Los Angeles, California. The loan is fixed at a rate of 3.40% for 7 years. The new financing is a takeout of the acquisition loan that GSP closed five years earlier. Over the course of their ownership, the Sponsor performed a renovation of the Property and substantially increased the net operating income. As a result, the new loan provided a significant return of equity. The Lender held the rate of 3.40% even though interest rates increased while the loan was in application. Full credit was given for the income from two ground floor retail tenants. The loan has 5 years of interest-only payments.
$14,000,000 Cash-Out Refinance of a 4-Property Multifamily Portfolio at 3.15%,70% LTV; Los Angeles, CA
November 10, 2021
George Smith Partners arranged $14,000,000 in cash-out permanent financing,70% LTV for the refinance of a 4-property multifamily portfolio located in Los Angeles, CA. Due to GSP’s vast activity, we were able to time the loans to match up with a special discount program offered by a regional lender. GSP structured the portfolio to maximize the cash-out to the Sponsor at the lowest possible cost. With over $3,000,000 in cash out, the Sponsor still lowered their monthly debt service. GSP was able to arrange a 30-year term with the first 5 years fixed at a rate of 3.15%. The rate will then reset every 5 years for the remainder of the term. The flexible prepayment structure is equal to 1.75% for the first 3 years, 1% for years 4 and 5, and 0% thereafter. The cash-out financing provides the Sponsor with equity allowing them to continue to grow their multifamily portfolio. GSP was able to meet the Sponsor’s deadline and close this transaction within 40 days from signing the term sheet.
January 20, 2021
George Smith Partners was retained to refinance a 2-Property multifamily portfolio. Sensing buying opportunities in the multifamily market, the Sponsor wanted to pull cash out of their existing multifamily portfolio to use as equity to purchase new properties. GSP obtained a fixed rate of 3.15% for the first 5 years of the 30-year term.
With the global pandemic and uncertainty in the market, it was critical to select a capital provider who could successfully close and provide the cash out for the additional purchases. Any delays would have been very costly because of penalties in the purchase contract. In addition, most lenders were overwhelmed with year-end financing requests as several other lenders pulled out of the market and forbearance requests from their current borrowers. There were complex issues around appraisals and inspections that required GSP’s daily oversight.
Because of GSP’s strong relationship with this capital provider, we were confident that the loan officer would stay focused, close on time and keep the agreed rate and proceeds. GSP is in the debt market every day which gave us the ability to ensure that the selected Capital Provider was closing deals and meeting deadlines. GSP’s experience working with appraisers, inspectors and title/escrow during the COVID period was critical to getting this transaction completed in a timely manner. The loan closed on time and the Sponsor was able to utilize the cash-out to purchase another project. As is common during the COVID crisis, the Capital Provider wanted a 12-month payment reserve. GSP was able to convince the Capital Provider to only require 6-months and allow the reserve to be applied to the first 6-months of payments.
December 2, 2020
George Smith Partners successfully arranged $18,880,000 in permanent financing for a 192-unit multifamily community. The loan is fixed for 15 years at 3.03% with interest-only payments for the entire term and significant cash-out proceeds. Despite the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the spring and summer, the Property was able to remain above 95% occupancy with minimal declines in rent collections. GSP capitalized on the Property’s quality, market resiliency, strength of the Sponsor and low leverage to attract quality offers from several lenders.
Rate: 3.03% Fixed
Term: 15 Years
Amortization: Full Term Interest-Only
- Advisors: John Choi