AVISON YOUNG – Jay Maddox and Peter Sherman with Avison Young arranged a $29 mil loan on behalf of Mega Home LLC to refinance the construction and sell-out of a partially completed 80-unit condominium project located in Los Angeles’ Koreatown community. Locally based private lender Parkview Financial provided the loan. Golden Galaxy Plaza Condominiums is located on Leeward Ave, two blocks south of the Wilshire/Vermont MTA station. It will feature luxury condominium units ranging in size from 493 sf to 1.8k sf, with an average unit size of 1.2k sf, and consist of a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. All units will feature modern appliances and top quality amenities. The five-story building includes a pool, spa, interior courtyards, gym, meeting space and 188-stall subterranean parking garage. Completion is anticipated in spring of 2019.
NORTHMARQ CAPITAL – Nate Prouty, Andy Slaton and Briana Harney with NorthMarq Capital arranged a $26 mil bridge loan for the acquisition of Cypress Village, an 88-unit multifamily property located at 6343 Lincoln Avenue in Buena Park. Cypress Village, built in the early1960’s, was acquired as a value-add opportunity. The borrower plans to update unit interiors and make improvements to the exteriors and common areas. The property is located in close proximity to Cypress College, retail establishments along Lincoln Avenue, Buena Park’s Downtown shopping center, and Knott’s Berry Farm. The transaction was structured with a 24-month, interest-only term. The borrower was a local entity in a joint venture with Harbert Management Corporation.
GEORGE SMITH PARTNERS – Shahin Yazdi, Jonathan Lee, David Stepanchak, Matthew Kirisits, Olga Alworth and Samuel Sarshar with George Smith Partners placed an $8 mil bridge loan for the refinance of a 40% occupied medical office building in Riverside County. The loan floats at a rate of Prime + 1% with interest only payments. The initial term is 12 months and two 6-month extensions are available. Proceeds are structured as $5.8 mil in initial funding, with an additional $2.2 mil that can be drawn down as the property leases up. The borrower had recently successfully negotiated a long-term lease with a well-known anchor tenant. They also invested $1.4 mil in capital expenditures resulting in a total renovation of the property. Since signing the Anchor Tenant, the borrower has successfully negotiated long term NNN leases with several other smaller tenants.
MISSION CAPITAL ADVISORS – Jason Parker, Steven Buchwald and Alex Draganiuk with Mission Capital Advisors have arranged a $7.3 mil, non-recourse land loan for the acquisition of 5656 San Felipe Street, a 1.26-acre development site in Houston. The borrower, Houston-based Pelican Builders, is working to finalize plans for an as-of-right, 17-story condominium project, which will include 67 luxury residences and 191 parking spaces. Located at the nexus of the highly desirable Galleria/Uptown and Tanglewood neighborhoods, the 322.7k sf property will provide the area with much-needed luxury residential product. Current plans for the development call for 67 well-appointed residences with on-site amenities that include a pool deck, resident lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center and a dog park. The project is expected to break ground in October 2019. With its central location near leading commercial and residential neighborhoods, the development will offer residents easy access to a wide range of shopping and cultural / entertainment options, including Whole Foods, iPic Theater and the Houston Country Club. It is within 1.5 miles of The Galleria, the fourth largest retail complex in the country, with high-end tenants including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Led by Robert F. Bland, Robert F. Bland, Jr. and Derek Darnell, Pelican Builder’s portfolio includes more than 2,000 residences, spread across high-rise and mid-rise buildings, townhomes and apartment projects.