CHARLOTTE, NC: Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $39.5 million CMBS loan, secured by multiple retail properties. 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 is a very sophisticated ownership group, with the volatility in interest rates they understood the impact on defeasance costs. This greatly aided in allowing the deal to flow smoothly.” – John Felter, Director with Waterstone.
“The Waterstone team did an excellent job closing on this defeasance transaction. They were well organized and very attentive to the needs of all parties involved. Job well done!” – John K., Borrower’s Counsel.
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 (defeasanceservices.com). Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company also has offices in New York, Dallas, and Irvine.
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