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Permanent Acquisition Financing for Retail Center

Q10 KDH Vice President Ryan Watson provided permanent acquisition financing with our correspondent Securian Financial Group formerly Advantus/Minnesota Life for a retail space located in Houston, TX. The transaction closed with a 10/25 term and a 4.75% interest rate. The property has been a long-standing fixture in the community which the Sponsor recognized. Many of the tenants have been in place for over 20 years offering stability in the current retail market.

Fast Closing and Cash Out for Multifamily Property

Q10 KDH Principal Gary Hough and Vice President Matt Franke provided permanent fixed-rate financing with our correspondent lender for a multifamily property located in the Greater Houston Area. The transaction closed with a 10-year term and a 4.04% interest rate for a loan amount of $10,750,000. This property was a refinance of a property KDH financed 10 years ago with another correspondent insurance company.

After taking this loan request to the market, our correspondent lender ultimately offered the best overall terms that most closely aligned with the borrower’s objectives. The loan process was very smooth and resulted in a closing only 33 days from application execution.

The refinance resulted in a 200-basis point reduction in the coupon rate while providing the sponsor with a very significant “cash-out”. KDH has enjoyed a relationship with this borrower for over 20 years.

Low-Rate Financing for Apartment

The team of Q10 KDH Vice President Larry Peters and Senior Associate Adam Unger provided a fixed-rate life company loan from our correspondent RiverSource for an apartment community in Houston, TX.

The 10-year, fixed-rate loan had a 4.0% interest rate that was locked at application, providing the borrower peace of mind during the recent interest rate market volatility. “Life companies are very competitive with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on lower leveraged loans such as these. These agencies could not come close to the low interest rate, provide an early rate lock, or match the low closing costs and minimal servicing requirements of the life company lender.”- Adam Unger

Fixed-Rate Financing for Houston Learning Center

Q10 KDH Vice President, Melissa Mayer provided fixed-rate financing for Learning Experience in southwest Houston, TX. The loan provided the KDH client with $2,640,000 in acquisition financing at a rate of 4.5%. The transaction closed with a 10-year term and 25 years of amortization.

New Fed Chairman Raises Benchmark Rate .25% Today

The end of the first quarter of 2018 is quickly approaching. Over the last few months we have seen interest rates continue to climb and are projected to go up through the second quarter based on reports from top economic forecasters.

During this week’s FOMC meeting, the first under new Chairman Jerome Powell, the Fed increased the benchmark index by 25 basis points and signaled the necessity to steepen the path of future increases.

We predict the Fed to hike the Fed Funds Rate two to three more times in 2018. We also see yield curves flattening further in 2018. Both of these are consistent with market indicators. With a perfect storm of factors (heavy T-bill issuance, the U.S. tax overhaul, and the Fed’s policy tightening), we anticipate that short-term rates will eclipse 2.25% by year-end and 1-month LIBOR will likely approach 2.5% by this time next year based upon the Forward Curve.

HOW Q10 KDH CAN HELP: Q10 KDH clients are locking rates on longer fixed rate products for immediate funding and forward commitments up to 12 months. Please contact our team to review current or future investments.

Kroger-Anchored Retail Center Financed in Sugarland, Texas

Q10 KDH Vice President, Ryan Watson provided acquisition financing for Fort Bend Center in Sugarland, Texas for the Dhanani Private Equity Group. The property is a Kroger-anchored retail center that covers over 42,000 SF of space. The CMBS Lender achieved a loan for 75% of the purchase price and 30 year amortization on a non-recourse basis. The loan closed at a 5.05% rate with 10 years, fixed-rate financing.

“The Dhanani Private Investor Group was able to see the long-term value in the center given the expansion occurring in the city of Sugar Land, Texas. Many of the tenants have been in the center for over a decade and have realized the growth of the area. Q10 KDH was able to provide the acquisition financing needed for the project and execute a smooth closing processes with a CMBS lender with no surprises.” – Ryan Watson

Fannie Mae Financing Provided for Houston Multifamily Property

Q10 KDH Vice President, Larry Peters arranged Fannie Mae DUS financing for a multifamily property located in Houston, Texas.

The financing provided our client two years of interest only and a floating rate with flexible prepayment. The asset received a seven-year term and a low interest rate in the mid 3% range.

“The asset was located outside the Houston MSA and many lenders were more conservative due to the location. Our job is to educate the lender and show them the value of looking at the opportunity from a perspective that others don’t. We were able to accomplish the borrower’s wishes by delivering a higher LTV than what the majority of the market was comfortable in quoting but maintain the aggressive pricing that is available for multifamily assets in the market today.” – Larry Peters

Class A, Mixed-Use, Retail Property Financed in Houston

 

Ray Driver, Matt Franke & Adam Unger of Q10 KDH arranged financing for Boardwalk at Towne Lake. Boardwalk is a class A mixed-use property located in the northwest region of Houston, TX.

Long-term, fixed-rate financing was provided by Q10 KDH correspondent lender, Thrivent Financial. The asset spans over 124,800 square feet for retail, restaurant, and office use.

“KDH has a long relationship with Caldwell Companies, and we’ve witnessed their Towne Lake master planned development blossom since the project’s initial inception. The financing assignment was very specific, and we surveyed a broad spectrum of prospective lenders including banks, private lenders, debt funds and life insurance companies. Working with the borrower, we filtered numerous competitive loan proposals and ultimately selected our correspondent lender, Thrivent Financial, based upon their combination of rate, loan term, and prepayment flexibility. Caldwell secured an early rate lock when the application was signed, and together we processed the loan as a team. Our borrower benefits from a long term  fixed rate loan and Thrivent is comfortably secured by the regions’ premier mixed use development.” – Matt Franke

Low-Rate Refinance for Houston Self-Storage Property

Cash-out refinancing for a self-storage property in north Houston was provided by Q10 KDH Vice President, Larry Peters. The asset contains 155 units located on just over an acre of land.

Larry Peters arranged the financing for his repeat client through a local Texas bank. The loan provided cash-out refinancing with a five-year term and a low interest rate in the mid 3% range.

“The repeat borrower for this transaction has a relationship with KDH spanning over 20 years. We were able to establish a new lender relationship for the borrower that provided a more advantageous term and rate than what they could have secured on their own. At the end of the day it opened new doors between the parties and our borrower was able to receive a highly competitive deal by being open to the opportunity.” – Larry Peters