CHARLOTTE, NC: Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $3.4 million Freddie Mac loan, secured by a multifamily property in Raytown, MO. 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.

“The defeasance was driven by the sale of a 144-unit multifamily property located in Missouri.  We work closely with the mortgage banker and their client to see that all necessary defeasance requirements are met in order to meet their closing deadline.  Waterstone appreciates the confidence this mortgage banker group has in our abilities and continues to refer their clients to our firm.” – 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




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