CHARLOTTE, NC: Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $22.1 million CMBS loan, secured by a hospitality property located in Phoenix, AZ. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners’ refinance of their loan.

As the defeasance consultant, Waterstone managed the activities of the numerous parties involved with the transaction in order to meet the borrower’s closing schedule. Parties associated with a defeasance transaction typically include the servicer, servicer’s counsel, borrower, borrower’s counsel, securities broker, custodian, accountant, rating agencies, and the successor borrower.

“This group was a pleasure to deal with, the wind continues to be at the back of several asset types, including hospitality.  This enabled the numbers to work in defeasing this note.” – John Felter, Managing Director with Waterstone Defeasance

“We greatly appreciated working with Waterstone on this defeasance.  They did an excellent job at coordinating all of the necessary components and keeping an open line of communication.” – Borrower

About Waterstone Defeasance

Waterstone Defeasance, LLC is an independent consulting firm specializing in assisting commercial real estate borrowers through the defeasance process.  Since 2005, Waterstone has assisted owners and their advisors achieve the lowest possible defeasance costs.  Waterstone has developed an industry-leading online defeasance calculator so clients can get a quick defeasance estimate on their website (  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company also has offices in New York, Dallas, and Irvine.


Please contact us today with any questions regarding defeasance or to request a free quote.

John Felter

Managing Director


Phoenix Residence Inn