WALKER & DUNLOP ORIGINATES $24M BRIDGE LOAN FOR METRO ATLANTA APARTMENTS
MARIETTA, GA. — Walker & Dunlop has originated $24 million in bridge financing to refinance an existing acquisition and renovation loan for Ashford Retreat, a 654-unit apartment community in Marietta, a northern suburb of Atlanta. Jeff Lawrence of Walker & Dunlop led the team that originated the loan with two years of interest-only payments on behalf of the borrower, an Atlanta-based real estate investment company. Since purchasing the asset in 2012, the borrower has spent $4.7 million on exterior and interior upgrades to the community. Using the new loan, the borrower plans to invest another $1.5 million in capital improvements.