May 29, 2019
George Smith Partners identified a direct hotel financier funding permanent hotel bridge, mezzanine loans and preferred equity investments secured by hotel assets for acquisitions, recapitalizations, cash-out re-financings, PIP/Renovations, Conversions and Construction Takeout and Partner Buyouts. Their focus is for Premium/Select Service branded Hotels with 250 keys or less. Permanent financing up to $50 million; fixed for 20-30 years at 4.5%-6.5% with terms up to 10 years and leverage up to 80% of cost. Bridge debt to $50 million; fixed or floating at 6.0%-9.0% with terms to 5 years and 85% of stabilized value. Mezzanine tranches to $10 million; rates from 12%, Interest only or matched to senior loan. Leverage is limited to 85% of value. JV Equity available for Opportunity Zone projects and Preferred Equity to $10 million; rates between 13%-20% to 95% of cost. There is no participation for the Pref Equity once their returns are realized.
May 15, 2019
George Smith Partners is placing non-recourse bridge debt through a national portfolio lender funding transactions from $5,000,000 to $75,000,000. The Capital Provider offers flexible loan structures with interest only terms between 1 to 5 years and extension options. Floating rate pricing starts from LIBOR + 300. Lender has a strong appetite for manufactured housing, self-storage and hospitality along with four main asset types located in secondary and tertiary markets in addition to primary markets. Opportunities should be cash flowing day one (above 1.0x DSCR) and value-add in nature. Loans can be structured with no lockout and minimum interest of +18 months. Initial loan to cost can go up to 85%, as long as stabilized value and cash flow support 70% takeout level. Future fundings can be structured for capex and TILC costs.
Lender also offers CMBS style loans on all asset types, primarily focused on Manufactured Housing, Self-Storage and Hospitality, loan sizes ranging from $2,000,000 to $25,000,000 with 5-10 year terms and 25-30 year amortization schedules. Typically capping max LTV at 70% for refinances, Lender has ability to structure mezzanine components (as small as $1,000,000) to get up to 80%-85% LTV. Senior Loans currently price in the 4.75% (10-yr loan) area with the Mezzanine components pricing in the 10% – 12% range depending on asset type and LTV of last dollar.
May 6, 2019
George Smith Partners is placing non-recourse financing for permanent transactions up to $40,000,000 for properties in primary California coastal markets. Lender will finance office, industrial, grocery anchored retail, multifamily and self-storage. Lender will fund up to 55% of purchase price with terms up to ten years.
May 1, 2019
George Smith Partners is currently placing non-recourse small balance financing for commercial and multifamily properties with loan balances up to $10,000,000 in California. Lender has the ability to advance up to 70% of purchase price. The pricing is 4.30% and terms are 5 or 7 years with up to 3 years of interest only payments. The Lender can rate lock at application for 60 days.
April 24, 2019
George Smith Partners is working with a national lender offering preferred equity programs for all property types ranging from $15,000,000 to $50,000,000 in primary and secondary markets. With the ability to advance 90% of purchase price for Mezzanine and Preferred Equity, pricing starts at LIBOR + 600 with floating rates up to five years. The lender offers a flexible prepayment structure and future funding.
April 17, 2019
George Smith Partners is working with a capital provider financing cannabis loans up to $40,000,000 nationwide. With terms from 12-36 months, this lender has the ability to advance up to 75% of cost based on underwritten values and can close in under three weeks. Pricing is from 9% to 12% for retail, distribution centers and bio-science/manufacturing properties in primary and secondary markets.
April 10, 2019
George Smith Partners is working with a national capital provider funding non-recourse bridge and mezzanine debt to 85% of value. The Lender offers flexible loan structures with interest only terms up to 6 years (inclusive of extension options) for transactions from $10,000,000 to $75,000,000. Floating rate pricing starts at LIBOR + 275. The Lender has a strong appetite for Multifamily, Office, Industrial, Retail and Hospitality properties located in primary, secondary and tertiary markets.
April 3, 2019
George Smith Partners has placed several hundred million dollars of performing real estate loans with a national portfolio capital provider structured with no pre-payment penalty. Transactions in primary and secondary markets from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000 fixed for five or seven year terms. This recourse lender will advance to 75% of appraised value assuming a 1.25 DSCR on in-place cash flow. Most loans close within 60 days. Application fees and bank closing costs (excludes 3rd party charges) are waived on new opportunities for the next three months.
March 27, 2019
George Smith Partners is currently placing non-recourse permanent financing from $1,000,000 to $25,000,000+ for industrial, office, retail or mixed-use stabilized properties located in top MSAs. Lender has the ability to advance up to 50 – 55% of purchase price. The pricing is based on Treasury rates + 200 points and terms are 3, 5, 7 and 10 years with step down prepayment that is waived after 2nd year if refinanced again with Lender. There is no cost to the borrower for appraisal, legal, title, escrow or recording. An additional $500 credit at escrow if Borrower provides all due diligence within 7 days from signing LOI.
March 20, 2019
George Smith Partners is working with capital provider funding non-recourse senior bridge transactions from $1,500,000 to $50,000,000 with a focus on core infill locations within top growth markets across the United States. Leverage at 85% for unentitled or entitled land and existing asset repositioning projects. Rates for bridge loans start at 7.9% for fixed terms up to two years and flexible prepay.
March 13, 2019
George Smith Partners identified a private commercial real estate finance company that provides non-recourse mezzanine financing for the acquisition, renovation and development of multifamily properties (with at least 20% of the units classified as affordable) located in the Western U.S. The financing is structured as a tax-exempt private activity housing bonds or 501(c)(3) bond. They can be used on mixed use 80/20 projects, for non-profit corporations, can be subordinate to HUD and Rural Development Loans and can be repaid from the sale of tax credits. With the ability to advance 90% of mezzanine loan programs range from $5,000,000 to $15,000,00. Interest-Only pricing for Acquisition / Rehab ranges from 8% – 10%, compounded monthly and Development ranges from 10% – 12%, compounded monthly.
March 6, 2019
GSP is working with an established equity source with a nationwide platform offering joint venture equity, preferred equity and mezzanine financing. Product types include for-sale homebuilding (single family, townhouses, condos), land development, build-to-rent and other residential related investments. The capital group is currently seeking opportunities with experienced builders and developers. Target investments range from $8M per deal and $25M programmatic joint ventures.
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