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Apr. 8, 2014

TODAY’S DEALS: NorthMarq Negotiates $118M Refinancing for Transit-Oriented Apts. on Behalf of Prometheus

Park Place AptsSan Francisco—NorthMarq Capital’s San Francisco-based regional office announces the $173 million senior debt refinancing for Park Place Apartments and Mountain View City Center, two adjacent downtown properties located at 851 Church Street and 650 Castro Street, Mountain View, Calif. The transaction was arranged by Jeff Weidell, president, Nate Prouty, senior director and Andrew Slaton, vice president.

Park Place Apartments contains 373 units and boasts close proximity to retail amenities and the Caltrain Mountain View station, which is a “big plus for both office and multifamily properties,” according to Slaton. Refinancing for the Class-A multifamily property was $118 million. Amenities include pool, spa, fitness center, clubroom, storage and garage parking.

Mountain View City Center is a five story Class A office building containing 116,205 square feet of space. Refinancing for the office property was $55 million. The property is considered a hub for small and mid-sized technology firms, with a handful of notable key tenants. “As one of the few true Class A multi-tenant office buildings of any significant size in its submarket, Mountain View City Center has historically performed extremely well,” Prouty says. “Occupancy over the last decade has been in the range of 95 percent or higher and it commands rents in excess of the top of the range of asking rates for comparable properties. The curb appeal, on-site retail amenities and the borrower’s high level pride-of-ownership management style contribute to its success.”

The refinance of these two attractive infill, transit-orientated properties was arranged on behalf of Prometheus Real Estate Group through NorthMarq’s correspondent relationship with Allianz Real Estate of America on behalf of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. The transaction was structured with a 10-year term and 30-year amortization schedule.

Bernard Financial originates $5.2M loan

Southfield, Mich.—Bernard Financial Group has arranged a $5.2 million loan for Claymoor Luxury Apartments. The multifamily property consists of 133 units and is located in Southfield, Mich. The borrowing entity is Claymoor Properties LP. The loan was originated by Dennis Bernard and Kevin Kovachevich.

Bernard Financial Group is located in Southfield, Michigan. The lender was a CMBS lender and a servicing correspondent of Bernard Financial Group.

Bernard Financial Servicing Group, a mortgage banking firm representing several life insurance companies and conduits in Michigan, will provide full servicing for this loan. Bernard Financial Group is a member of Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM).

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