Houston Portfolio Lands $130M in Financing

Berkadia arranged the financing for H7, a community that encompasses more than 2,000 units and was 93 percent occupied at the time of the transaction.

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Berkadia arranged more than $130 million in financing for H7, a Class B multifamily portfolio comprising seven properties in Houston. Overall, the portfolio totals more than 2,000 units, with an average occupancy rate greater than 93 percent.

The floating-rate bridge loan was secured through a CMBS lender and features a 75 percent loan-to-value ratio. Managing Director Ed Kim of Berkadia’s Irvine office originated the financing.

The assets offer one- to three-bedroom floorplans and an array of amenities that include fireplaces, walk-in closets, dishwashers, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, gated access, clubhouses, fitness centers and swimming pools.

“The solid rent growth and stable occupancy in the Houston Class B multifamily space, coupled with a decline in interest rates, has fueled an increase in apartment refinances,” Kim said in a prepared statement. “The lender was able to meet the borrower’s required timeline, which was aggressive, and provide a favorable structure accretive for the sponsor’s investment thesis.”

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