The Marjorie Apartments
May 23, 2022
The project offers 50 apartment units above 5,000 square feet of street front retail space which features the Wave Restaurant and Sushi Bar.
Adaptive Reuse of Downtown’s Historic James S. Black Building Results in New Class A Multifamily Community Featuring 50 Apartment Units and Street Front Retail; Stabilized Multifamily Remains Preferred Asset Class with Life Company Lenders for Long-Term Fixed Rate Financing
Spokane, Wash. – Gantry, the largest independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the U.S., has secured $4.8 million of permanent financing for The Marjorie, a recently completed multifamily adaptive reuse project in downtown Spokane. The project offers 50 apartment units above 5,000 square feet of street front retail space which features the Wave Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Originally built in 1907 as the Columbia Building, the office building was renamed the James S. Black Building in the early 1970s. The Marjorie now honors the legacy of Marjorie Black Peterson, who co-founded James S. Black & Co. with her husband in 1958.
Gantry Principal Demetri Koston of the firm’s Spokane production office secured the loan on behalf of the borrower, Black Enterprises LP. The 25-year, fixed rate loan was funded by one of Gantry’s correspondent life company lenders. Notably, the fully assumable, non-recourse loan was placed with no lender fee or reserve required. Gantry will also service the loan.
According to Gantry’s Demetri Koston, “The Black family has played a defining role in the development of Spokane as the modern city we know today, and The Marjorie promises to carry that legacy forward in good standing. The property, fully leased since its opening, is a definitive case study for what Gantry’s extensive roster of life company lenders are looking for when placing a long-term loan. Developed by an experienced sponsor with a legacy hold vision for the property, stabilized and in a location demonstrating strong long-term fundamentals, and utilizing the street fronting space to provide a diversified revenue stream from a retail tenant that also acts as a resident amenity. For any projects offering the above or similar elements, life company lenders are underwriting long term loans at what remain generationally-low fixed rate terms.”