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Park at Auburn

Auburn, WA





June 25, 2023



83-Unit Auburn Property 100% Leased; Agency Loan Offers Attractive Rate with Proceeds

Seattle, Wash. – Gantry, the largest independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the U.S., has secured a $12.1 million permanent loan to refinance The Park at Auburn apartments located at 510 M St SE in the city of Auburn, Wash. Originally built in 1981, the two-story, 83-unit complex is 100% occupied and features a mix of well-maintained one-, two -, and three-bedroom units meeting Agency affordability standards for its local community.

Gantry’s Mike Wood, Principal, and Alex Saunders, Associate, with the firm’s Seattle production office secured the loan on behalf of a long-standing client borrower, a private investor. The seven-year loan was placed with Fannie Mae at an attractive rate after meeting affordability requirements, featuring interest only  for the full term. The Lender was also able to size the loan utilizing a 35 year amortization / 1.25x    debt service coverage ratio which resulted in additional loan proceeds.

According to Gantry’s Mike Wood, “Agency and insurance company loans continue to be a great resource for multifamily sponsors as banks pull back from their commercial lending programs. For any property that can meet Agency affordability requirements, options can be even more generous in the current cycle, especially appealing to owners looking to refinance in a higher rate environment. Sponsorship for The Park at Auburn has done a tremendous job operating and maintaining the complex as an affordable property at 100% occupancy, leading to increased value. This put them in a position to refinance the property and repatriate equity from significant proceeds at conservative leverage with an attractive rate and interest only terms for the loan.”

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