New York Life Provides $208M Loan for Repositioning of Downtown Houston Office Tower

HOUSTON — New York Life Real Estate Investors has provided a $208 million loan for the repositioning of 717 Texas, a 33-story office building in downtown Houston. Designed by HOK and developed by Hines in 2003, the property spans 697,300 square feet and includes coworking space on the 12th floor. The repositioning project will enhance the package of amenities, which includes a conference center, rooftop garden and workspace lounge. The renovation program will also upgrade the lobby, elevator, …

Capital Stack, GenX Arrange $37.7M Construction Loan for Hotel Project Near Boston

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Capital Stack Commercial Real Estate Finance and Miami-based GenX Capital Partners have arranged $37.7 million in construction financing for 907 Main Hotel, a 67-room property in Cambridge. Local developer Patrick Barrett III is leading the development of the upscale, boutique hotel, which will span 42,000 square feet and offer a street-level restaurant and a rooftop bar. The building will also house Toscanini’s Ice Cream, which has operated in the neighborhood since …

NXT Capital Provides $54.7M Loan for Refinancing of Metro Dallas Office Building

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Chicago-based NXT Capital has provided a $54.7 million loan for the refinancing of a 312,000-square-foot office building in Richardson, a northeastern suburb of Dallas. The Class A property is situated near Central Expressway and President George Bush Turnpike and offers amenities such as a fitness center, deli, bocce ball court and shuttle service to a nearby DART station. Greg Young of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital placed the loan on behalf of the undisclosed

George Smith Partners Arranges $460M Construction Loan for Five-Star Portland Hotel

PORTLAND, ORE. — George Smith Partners has secured a $460 million construction loan on behalf of BPM Real Estate Group (BPM) for Block 216, a planned 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use project in downtown Portland. The project was announced in June. Ritz-Carlton will anchor the 35-story tower, offering the first five-star hotel in the state of Oregon. An affiliate of Mosaic Real Estate Investors funded the four-year loan. George Smith Partners’ Malcolm Davies and Zachary Streit, along with …

Hunt Provides $55.2M Freddie Mac Acquisition Loan for Austin Apartment Property

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Hunt Real Estate Capital has provided a $55.2 million Freddie Mac acquisition loan for Hyde Park at Wells Branch, a 576-unit multifamily property in Austin. Built in 1999 on 29.3 acres, the property offers two pools, outdoor grilling areas, a fitness center and a dog park. Hunt provided the seven-year, fixed-rate loan to a joint venture between an equity investor and Florida-based multifamily investment firm American Landmark. The new ownership will implement a capital …

Stonehenge Receives $63M Loan for Refinancing of Two Multifamily Buildings in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — Stonehenge NYC, a New York City-based investment and management firm, has received a $63 million loan for the refinancing of two multifamily buildings totaling 206 units in Manhattan. The properties are located at 108 W. 15th St. and 210 W. 89th St. and span 56 and 150 units, respectively. New York Community Bank provided the funds to Stonehenge, which has owned and managed the buildings since the 1990s. Ralph Herzka and Abe Hirsh of Meridian Capital Group arranged the …

Square Mile Provides $46M Loan for Refinancing of Houston Office Building

HOUSTON — Square Mile Capital Management LLC has provided a $46 million loan for the refinancing of 1885 St. James Place, a 165,000-square-foot office building located in the Galleria/Uptown area of Houston. The borrower, Mission Cos., an owner-operator that manages about 1 million square feet of office and medical space throughout Houston, developed the Class A property in 2016. John Ream of JLL placed the loan, a portion of which will be used to fund leasing

CrossHarbor Capital Provides $95M Loan for Refinancing of Dallas Apartment Property

DALLAS — Boston-based CrossHarbor Capital Partners has provided a $95 million loan for The McKenzie, a 183-unit apartment property in Dallas. The McKenzie was 50 percent occupied at the time of the loan closing and features one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 1,600 square feet. Amenities include a pool, fitness center and 24-hour concierge and valet services. The loan, which will be used to refinance construction debt, was provided to a partnership between StreetLights Residential …

Washington Trust Provides $30M Refinancing for Seniors Housing Community Near Boston

WALPOLE, MASS. — Washington Trust Bank has provided a $30 million loan for the refinancing of New Pond Village, a seniors housing community in the southern Boston suburb of Walpole. Situated on 19.4 acres, the property includes 167 independent living units and 17 assisted living units. The borrower was Benchmark Senior Living, which recently completed an $8 million renovation program at the property that included the addition of memory care

Chess Builders Receives $140M Construction Loan for Mixed-Use Project in The Bronx

NEW YORK CITY — Chess Builders, a locally based developer, has received a $140 million construction loan for a mixed-use project located at 210 E. 135th St. in The Bronx. The project will consist of two 25-story towers housing 430 apartments, 129 of which will be rented at below-market rates, as well as 24 hotel rooms, 5,000 square feet of commercial space and 210 parking spaces. S3 Capital Partners, a New York-based private lender, provided the