Berkadia Secures $55M Loan for Construction of New Apartment Complex

by Haisten Willis

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS — Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC has secured a $55 million loan for the construction of Discovery at the Realm, an apartment complex that will be located in Lewisville. Joseph Hevey of Berkadia worked with the borrower, Bright Realty, to secure the three-year, interest-only loan through Mutual of Omaha Bank. The bank provided $43 million in senior debt financing. Great Southern Bank of Springfield, Mo., also participated in the construction loan, and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC provided $12 million in mezzanine debt financing. Construction will begin on Discovery at the Realm in December. The property will be located at the southeast corner of Windhaven Parkway and Castle Hills Drive, 25 miles north of Dallas. The complex will consist of 423 units located across three buildings on more than 20 acres of land. The total cost for the project will be more than $75 million. BB&M Architecture is providing architectural services, while Andres Construction of Dallas will serve as the general contractor.

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