CHARLOTTE, NC: Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $8.9 million CMBS loan, secured by a multifamily property located in Odessa, TX. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners’ sale of their property.

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.

“It was a pleasure doing business with Waterstone for our defeasance transaction.  Their attention to detail allowed this closing to run smoothly from beginning to end.” – Carl T., Borrower

“The sale of the client’s 232-unit, multifamily garden complex in Odessa, TX drove the defeasance.  We were pleased they chose Waterstone to assist with the defeasance. The transaction closed as planned.  We look forward to working with them again in the future.” – Carol Tillman, COO with Waterstone



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 quote.

Carol Tillman