Rising interest rates dinging commercial real estate and multifamily assets have plunged low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties back into reality, especially those coming to the end of their 15-year compliance periods. “There were some huge profits made in the affordable housing space over the last two or three years,” says Cliff McDaniel, a managing director with Lument, which is representing Harmony Housing in the $1.4 billion sale of its affordable housing portfolio to the Michaels Organization. “We sold a lot of properties for $60,000 a unit or even $120,000 a unit, and the debt was $40,000 a unit. But the mania over that type of profitability is over, and values are going back to where they were before.” Up until about five years ago, the phrase “huge profits” and “affordable housing” would rarely if ever have occurred in the same sentence. Or even in the same story. Prior to that, affordable housing properties typically had very little value at the end of their initial 15-year compliance periods, and limited partners who provided equity to the project by buying tax credits routinely agreed to sell their interest to the general partner for a nominal fee. At that point, the …
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Lument Provides $15.7M Loan for Refinancing of Seniors Housing Property in Southlake, Texas
SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS— Lument has provided a $15.7 million bridge loan for the refinancing of a 91-bed seniors housing property in Southlake, a northern suburb of Fort Worth. The facility offers assisted living and memory care services. Doug Harper, Chris Mauger and Casey Moore of Lument originated the financing, which carried a 36-month term and a one-year extension option, on behalf of the borrower, California-based owner-operator Silverado.
Lument Provides $21.1M Loan for Refinancing of Houston Seniors Housing Property
HOUSTON — Lument has provided a $21.1 million bridge loan for the refinancing of Hermann Park, an 80-bed seniors housing property in Houston. The facility offers assisted living and memory care services. Doug Harper, Chris Mauger and Casey Moore of Lument originated the financing, which carried a 36-month term and a one-year extension option, on behalf of the borrower, California-based owner-operator Silverado.
Lument Provides $18.6M Acquisition Loan for Austin Seniors Housing Property
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Lument has provided an $18.6 million bridge loan for the acquisition of Barton Springs, a 56-bed seniors housing property in Austin. The facility offers assisted living and memory care services. Doug Harper, Chris Mauger and Casey Moore of Lument originated the financing, which carried a 36-month term and a one-year extension option, on behalf of the borrower, California-based owner-operator Silverado.
Lument Provides $17.4M Agency Loan for Refinancing of Austin Affordable Housing Complex
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Lument has provided a $17.4 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of Riverside Meadows, a 240-unit affordable housing complex in Austin. The 10-building community was constructed on 14.5 acres in 2002. Steve Beltran of Lument originated the financing, which was structured with a 10-year term, fixed interest rate and a 30-year amortization schedule. The undisclosed borrower plans to use a portion of the proceeds to fund capital improvements to the unit interiors, building exteriors and common areas.
Lument Provides $15M HUD Loan for Refinancing of Metro Boston Seniors Housing Property
BROCKTON, MASS. — Lument has provided a $15 million HUD-insured loan for the refinancing of Alliance Health at West Acres, a seniors housing property located in the southern Boston suburb of Brockton. Built in 1965 and renovated in 2017, the property offers 130 beds. Aaron Becker of Lument originated the financing, which was structured with a 35-year term and fixed interest rate, on behalf of the owner-operator, Alliance Health & Human Services.
How to Finance Multifamily Acquisitions Under Negative Leverage Conditions
By Colin Grayson, Lument If you consider multifamily real estate assets to be a good investment, you are in good company. At mid-year, asset managers and private equity firms alone held an estimated $325 billion of levered dry powder set aside for this purpose, enough cash to finance nearly every acquisition closed in the United States in 2021, the highest investment sales volume on record. Despite nearly unanimous support for the asset class, however, multifamily transaction volume in the third quarter slumped year-over-year for the first time since the peak of the pandemic. The mainspring was a sharp rise in mortgage financing costs triggered by high inflation and the Federal Reserve’s commitment to raising rates to bring it under control. Generic rates for 65 percent loan-to-value (LTV) first mortgage debt stood on 5.71 percent at the end of November, representing an increase of 248 basis points since the beginning of the year. Even as financing costs soared, asset pricing changed very little. Initial net cash flow yields of transactions closed in the third quarter of 2022 averaged only 4.6 percent, according to Real Capital Analytics, an increase of 10 basis points from second-quarter 2022 levels. At the same time, cap …
Lument Provides $73.4M Loan for Refinancing of Chicago Multifamily Portfolio
CHICAGO — Lument has provided a $73.4 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of a 47-building, 793-unit multifamily portfolio located on the South Side of Chicago. Nicholas Diamond of Lument originated the loan on behalf of the borrower, Chicago-based Icarus Investment Group. Jonathan Bodner of Two Bins Capital arranged the loan. The transaction utilized Fannie Mae’s Structured Adjustable-Rate Mortgage product, which enabled the borrower to consolidate six loans — several bank loans, a bridge loan and an agency loan — into a single Fannie Mae loan. The loan features a 10-year term, five years of which are interest-only payments, and a 35-year amortization schedule.
Lument Provides $21.6M Loan for Refinancing of Seniors Housing Community in Salina, Kansas
SALINA, KAN. — Lument has provided a $21.6 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of Eaglecrest Retirement Community in Salina, a city in central Kansas. Constructed in 2004, the independent and assisted living community features 102 units. Bill Wilson, Doug Harper and Casey Moore of Lument originated the loan. Midwest Health Inc. manages the property.
Lument Provides $34.7M Fannie Mae Acquisition Loan for Metro Dallas Multifamily Property
DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS — Lument has provided a $34.7 million Fannie Mae acquisition loan for Wexford Townhomes, a 122-unit multifamily property in Duncanville, a southern suburb of Dallas. The 17-building property was built on nine acres in 1984 and renovated in 2016. Michael Curland of Lument originated the 10-year loan, which carries a fixed interest rate, 30-year amortization schedule and five years of interest-only payments, through Fannie Mae’s Green Rewards program on behalf of the undisclosed borrower.