Freddie Mac Provides $878M in Refinancing for Park La Brea Apartments in Los Angeles

by Nellie Day

LOS ANGELES — Freddie Mac Multifamily has provided an $878 million loan for Los Angeles’ historic Park La Brea, the largest apartment community on the West Coast.

HFF arranged the financing for borrower Prime Residential. Funding will be used to retire existing debt. Freddie Mac expects to securitize the loan through its K-Deal program.

The 4,245-unit property is rent-controlled, with about 10 percent of the units having below market-rate rents. The community includes 18 high-rise towers and 175 garden-style apartment buildings on 144 acres. Approximately 10,000 residents live in the community.

The apartment community includes 24-hour security patrol, courtyards, Wi-Fi cafes, fitness trails, a movie theater, hair salon and business and fitness centers. Originally built between 1944 and 1952, Park La Brea underwent renovations between 1995 and 2014.

The 96.4-percent-leased complex is located at 6200 W. Third St., about seven miles west of downtown Los Angeles near the Miracle Mile district.

Managing director Peter Smyslowski of HFF led and assembled the West Coast-based team that arranged the financing. The team included executive managing director Jody Thornton, senior managing directors Paul Brindley and Kevin MacKenzie and managing director Charles Halladay.

Freddie Mac provides liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation’s residential mortgage markets. Established by Congress in 1970, Freddie Mac supports homeowners and renters nationwide by providing mortgage capital to lenders.

HFF together with its affiliate HFFS offer clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, equity placement, advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing.

Prime Residential is a private owner of high-quality, multifamily rental communities in the western United States. The company is part of Prime Group, a real estate equity, debt, investment, and operating platform.

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