LOS ANGELES — George Smith Partners has secured $22.3 million in financing for the ground-up development of a workforce multifamily property located in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district. The borrower and property developer is a joint venture between Index Real Estate Investments and Ketter Construction.
Located at 3057 W. Pico Blvd., the project will feature 51 workforce apartment units and 3,350 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Construction is underway on the development, with a slated completion in early 2020.
Jonathan Lee and Shahin Yazdi of George Smith Partners arranged the transaction. The financing includes a $17.3 million senior loan priced at LIBOR plus 375.5 basis points for the 36-month term, while the $5 million tranche was priced at a 12.25 percent annual interest rate.