FINfacts™ XXIV – No. 370 | May 24, 2023

Prime Rate 8.25%
1 Month LIBOR 5.14%
6 Month LIBOR 5.50%
5 Yr SOFR Swap 3.58%
10 Yr SOFR Swap 3.46%
5 Yr US Treasury 3.81%
10 Yr US Treasury 3.74%
30 Yr US Treasury 3.95%

$9,327,000 Acquisition Financing for Retail Portfolio; Multistate

Rate: Fixed at 6.01% for 7 years
Interest Only: 4 Years
LTV: 50%
Guaranty: Non-Recourse

Transaction Description:

George Smith Partners successfully arranged $9,327,000 in acquisition financing for the purchase of three prime retail properties adjacent to top colleges across different states. The properties are all performing very well but do not have credit tenants. Overcoming the reluctance of regional banks to cross-collateralize and the high rates offered by many lenders, we sourced a national bank that could loan on all three properties. The lender provided a seven-year fixed rate term and 4 years of Interest Only payments. The strategic placement of these properties in prime locations is expected to drive significant value appreciation. By structuring the loans with low leverage, we allowed the Sponsor to complete a 1031 exchange. The cross-collateralized loan with release provisions allowed the seamless acquisition of the assets.


Shahin Yazdi
Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, AXCS Capital
Jonathan Lee
Managing Director & President, AXCS Advisors
Matthew Kirisits
Vice President
Nikola Kretschmann

90% LTC Financing for Home Builders

George Smith Partners has identified a capital provider financing up to 90% of cost for home builders who are switching strategies from ‘for-sale’ to rental. Pricing starts at SOFR+400 and is non-recourse for properties nationwide. This program allows home builders to continue financing construction on their bank revolvers while aggregating rental units using the capital provider’s credit facility. 30 month initial term with extension options, this lender can finance up to $50,000,000.

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