Aztec Group Arranges $247.5M Financing for Downtown 5th Apartment Community in Miami
MIAMI — Aztec Group has arranged $247.5 million in debt financing for Downtown 5th, an apartment community in downtown Miami spanning 1,042 rental apartments and 13,261 square feet of retail space. Peter Mekras of Aztec Group arranged the financing on behalf of the developer, Miami-based Melo Group.
Berkadia’s Miami office acted as seller-servicer for the Freddie Mac loan. The 10-year loan features a fixed interest rate and is full-term interest only.
Downtown 5th opened for occupancy in July of 2021 and almost every unit was leased in under seven months, or approximately 150 units per month. Downtown 5th offer one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans that range in size from 650 and 1,200 square feet. Monthly rental rates range from approximately $1,700 to $4,000. The property is located at the corner of 5th Street and North Miami Avenue adjacent to the College North Metromover station.