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Money360 Funds $7.5M Loan for 215-Room Hotel in Cromwell, Connecticut

CROMWELL, CONN. — Money360 has funded a $7.5 million bridge loan for a hotel in Cromwell. The financing allows the undisclosed borrower to utilize the cash-out loan proceeds for additional hospitality acquisitions. The 24-month loan features a fixed rate and interest-only payment options. The full-service hotel features 215 guest rooms.

February 15, 2018

BBVA Compass Provides $28.1M Refinancing for 312-Room Hotel in Houston

HOUSTON — BBVA Compass, a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank, has provided a $28.1 million loan for the refinancing of Hotel Derek, a 312-room hotel located in Houston’s Galleria neighborhood. The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space and an outdoor movie theater. Colby Mueck and Scott Hall of HFF arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, Lowe Enterprises Investors, a Los Angeles-based advisory and management firm. Lowe has invested..

February 15, 2018

NorthMarq Arranges $15M Loan for Office, Retail Property in Tampa Bay Area

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — NorthMarq Capital has arranged a $15 million loan for Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops, a 184,000-square-foot office and retail property located at 111 2nd Ave. N.E. and 201 1st St. N.E. in St. Petersburg. Bob Hernandez of NorthMarq arranged the seven-year loan with a 25-year amortization schedule on behalf of the undisclosed borrower. A local community bank provided the funding. The property is home to tenants such as Keller Williams Realty, LIG Marine and Gulfcoast..

February 15, 2018

KeyBank Provides $12.6M in Financing for Redevelopment of Multifamily Property in Connecticut

HARTFORD, CONN. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided $12.6 million in construction-to-permanent financing to support the redevelopment of an office building located at 101 Pearl St. in downtown Hartford. The long-vacant building will be converted into a 12-story multifamily property featuring 157 market-rate apartment units and 6,113 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Peter Hausherr, Melissa Maher and Kirsten Carlson of Key’s Commercial Mortgage Group arranged the first..

February 14, 2018

Hunt Capital Provides $13.4M in LIHTC for New Affordable Housing Community North of Orlando

DELAND, FLA. — Hunt Capital Partners has provided $13.4 million in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) for the development of The Pines, a 100-unit affordable housing community in DeLand, roughly 50 miles north of Orlando. Hunt Capital Partners structured the funding through its multi-investor fund, Hunt Capital Partners Tax Credit Fund 27, on behalf of the project developer, Roundstone Development LLC. The Pines will offer a mix of one- to four-bedroom units, all set aside for households..

February 14, 2018

NXT Capital Provides $32.5M Acquisition Loan for Apartment Community in Plano

PLANO, TEXAS — NXT Capital has provided a $32.5 million loan for the acquisition of a 278-unit, Class B apartment community in Plano. The undisclosed property features multiple pools, on-site laundry services, a tennis court, picnic area and a mail center. Suzanne Jones of NorthMarq Capital placed the loan with NXT Capital. Loan terms and the borrower were not disclosed.

February 13, 2018

MBA Projects Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Maturities Held by Non-Bank Lenders to Decline 42 Percent in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) forecasts the volume of commercial and multifamily mortgages maturing in 2018 will decrease by 42 percent. According to MBA’s 2017 Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Survey of Loan Maturity Volumes, 6 percent, or $102.2 billion, of the $1.76 trillion in mortgages held by non-bank lenders and investors will mature in 2018, down from the $175.9 billion that matured in 2017. [caption id="attachment_196897" align="alignright"..

February 13, 2018

‘We Have Turned the Corner’ on Interest Rates Globally, Says MBA’s Chief Economist

SAN DIEGO — Michael Fratantoni, chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), fully expects the U.S. national unemployment rate to fall well below 4 percent this year — possibly as low as 3.6 percent — leading to an acceleration in wage growth, inflationary pressures and, ultimately, higher interest rates. Nationally, the unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent at the end of January. “This is an extraordinarily tight job market,” said the veteran economist, who pointed..

February 13, 2018

Avison Young Arranges $47M in Financing for Two Historic Buildings in Boston

BOSTON — Avison Young Capital Markets has arranged a $47 million bridge loan for the gut renovation and repositioning of the Custom House Block and John Hancock Counting House located at 62-70 Long Wharf and 58-60 Long Wharf, respectively, in Boston. David Krasnoff and Michael Buckley of Avison Young secured the financing for the borrower, Capital Properties. The borrower plans to fully rehabilitate the properties, including converting the Custom House Block building into a modernized office..

February 12, 2018

MBA Forecasts Three Percent Decline in Mortgage Originations in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) projects commercial and multifamily mortgage originations will decline slightly in 2018, ending the year at $549 billion, down 3 percent from 2017. Looking further into its crystal ball, MBA forecasts origination volume to remain relatively flat in 2019. "There is a strong mix of both headwinds and tailwinds in the commercial real estate finance markets right now," says Jamie Woodwell, vice president of commercial real estate..

February 12, 2018