Grandbridge Provides $12.5M Loan for Student Apartment Complex Near Baylor University

by Haisten Willis

WACO, TEXAS — Grandbridge Real Estate Capital has closed a $12.5 million acquisition/renovation loan on a 200-unit, 430-bed student apartment project just north of Baylor University in Waco. Baylor is a private university with an enrollment of just under 17,000 students. The property is known as The Hype, but will be re-branded for the 2016/2017 school year. Originally constructed as a non-student property in 1970, the property was renovated in 2013 and 2014 and transformed into a dedicated student housing community. The borrower will continue to upgrade the property through interior and exterior renovations, including relocating the main entry point to the south side of the property, near Baylor’s new McLane Stadium. Tom Walsh of Grandbridge originated the loan through BB&T Real Estate Funding, Grandbridge’s exclusive proprietary lending platform. The non-recourse loan features a two-year interest-only period, an initial adjustable interest rate below 3.9 percent and future funding of all renovation costs. In addition to the relocation of the property entrance, the borrower’s renovation plan includes amenity upgrades, parking area upgrades, adding additional bathrooms to certain units, washers and dryers and furnishing for all units.

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