Avant Capital Partners (AVANT), a New York-based commercial mortgage bank that specializes in multifamily financing, closed a bridge loan of approximately $2.85 million for the acquisition and renovation of a 304-unit apartment complex in Dallas.
The loan was based upon 70% loan-to-cost and included the acquisition and renovation costs, as well as an interest reserve. The 24-month interest-only loan was secured through AVANT's relationship with a local bank and carried an interest rate of 7%. The loan also featured a 24-month extension option.
‘We are seeing an increasing number of buyers take advantage of opportunities to purchase bank-owned assets at a significant discount," says Amy Cheng, AVANT's chief underwriter/closer. "While many of these assets can be acquired at a very low price per door, financing is a challenging aspect of the transaction. These properties often exhibit high vacancy, under market rents and deferred maintenance."
This property was 70% occupied at the time of acquisition, but the attractive price per unit presented the sponsors, experienced multifamily investors, with substantial upside, AVANT says.
SOURCE: Avant Capital Partners