Newmark Facilitates $170 Million Financing for Centerbridge Partners and Merit Hill Capital’s Self Storage Portfolio

Newmark Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRK) (Newmark) has arranged the $170 million financing of a 33-asset, 1.8 million-square-foot national self storage portfolio on behalf of Centerbridge Partners and Merit Hill Capital. The portfolio is well-leased and located in strong primary markets and submarkets across 16 states. The properties are third-party managed by a combination of CubeSmart and Extra Space, broadly considered among the top operators in the self storage sector. Merit Hill Capital’s ability to source deals locally and bring them to institutional standards speaks to their deep knowledge of local…

Northern New Jersey Self Storage Asset Refinanced with $12 Million Loan

JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged a $12 million refinancing for 10 Van Buren Avenue, an 830-unit, climate-controlled, self storage facility in the Northern New Jersey community of Westwood. JLL worked exclusively on behalf of the borrower, Maxim Realty Trust, to place the 10-year, fixed-rate loan with Lakeland Bank. Lakeland Bank, recognizing the strength of the asset and the sponsor, provided a competitive 10-year, fixed-rate permanent mortgage to take out the initial construction loan as the property reached stabilization.” The self storage facility was constructed in 2017…

Parkview Financial Originates $18.3 Million Construction Loan for Development of a Class A 949-Unit CubeSmart Self Storage Facility in Yonkers, NY

Parkview Financial announced today it has provided an $18.3 million construction loan to KCT, Inc. for the development of a Class A, 949-unit self-storage facility located at 1060 Nepperhan Avenue in Yonkers, NY. KCT plans to demolish the existing 9,820 square-foot (sf) industrial building where it had operated its business, Health Products Corp. since 1973, and will build an eight-story building with 77,000-square feet of rentable space on the .55-acre lot. Parkview Financial saw this as a favorable opportunity to finance a high-quality self storage facility in Yonkers, a New…

Current State of the Market

Well, most kids are back in school and summer vacations have come and gone. It is time to get back to work and down to business. First, let’s touch on the economy. Many experts believe we have hit peak inflation and certainly the trend is moderating. The long-term impact on CRE remains to be seen, but the unique attributes of self storage assets (short-term leases, non-concentrated rent roll, etc.) should continue to prove beneficial compared to other sectors. It’s one more reason institutional investors find the self storage business an…

SBA 504 Program Appraisal Rule Change

On July 29, 2022 the Small Business Administration (SBA) released SBA Procedural Notice 5000-835230, revising procedures relating to commercial real estate appraisals that CDCs must submit to the Sacramento Loan Processing Center (SPLC) for approval. Under current SBA procedures, if the appraisal that CDCs must submit for approval to the SLPC is less than 95% of the estimated value of the commercial real estate, the debenture (the 25-year fixed rate loan) must be reduced or the CDC must secure additional collateral or additional investment from the borrower and/or guarantors. SBA…

Blackstone Scores $2.7 Billion CMBS Loan for PSB Purchase

Private equity behemoth Blackstone has taken out a $2.73 billion loan to finance its acquisition of PS Business Parks, public mortgage documents show. Blackstone, one of the country’s largest investment managers, paid $7.6 billion earlier this month for the Glendale, Calif.-based REIT whose portfolio spans 93 properties, serving approximately 4,800 tenants in 27 million square feet of space as of June. The national portfolio includes a range of industrial, office and flex properties in California, Texas, Northern Virginia and Miami, among other places. Nearly a quarter of the properties, 24…

Aztec Group Arranges $23 Million Refinancing for Self Storage Facility in South Florida

Aztec Group has arranged the $23 million refinancing of a five-story, climate-controlled self storage facility in the Miami suburb of Aventura. Glendale, California-based self storage operator Public Storage operates the property. Built in 2018, the facility offers 84,000 square feet of rentable space across 946 units. Jason Shapiro and Charles Penan of Aztec Group arranged the loan through the direct lender, an affiliate of Miami-based 3650 REIT, on behalf of the borrower, South Florida-based America’s Capital Partners. The nonrecourse, fixed-rate loan will be interest-only for the full 10-year term. Source

Environmental Report Requirements for SBA Loans

In order to qualify for the SBA’s guaranty for 7a and 504 loans, the SBA requires certain levels of environmental due diligence be performed to provide assurance that the property site value is not hampered by previous contamination or environmental degradation. Reasons for diminished property site value may include: The costs of remediation could impair the borrower’s ability to repay the loan and/or continue to operate the business The value and marketability of the property could be diminished Lender or SBA could be liable for environmental clean-up costs and third-party…

Aries Capital Closes $46 Million in Self Storage Financing in CA, CO, FL and TX

Aries Capital of Chicago has closed $46 million in construction, bridge and permanent debt financing for over 414,000 square feet of new and existing self storage facilities in California, Colorado, Florida and Texas. The financing was arranged on behalf of three separate clients by Aries Capital Director of Capital Markets Brandon Perdeck, Director of Acquisitions Matt Carney and Assistant Vice President Steve Adams. The transactions include a $17.5 million construction loan for a self storage facility in Santa Clarita, California for Diamond Development Partners, a unit of Salazar Construction Co.,…