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Waterstone Defeasance Closes $9.3 Million FreddieMac Loan

Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction on a $9.3 million FreddieMac loan, secured by a multifamily property in Lexington, KY. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners’ refinance of their property. 

“Apartment financing continues to drive the defeasance market, with lower cap rates despite higher interest rates, owners are executing their exit strategies earlier than expected.”

 – George Rodriguez, Cofounder and Managing Partner with Waterstone

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.

Waterstone Defeasance, 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 Raleigh, North Carolina, the company also has offices in Charlotte, New York, Dallas, and Anaheim. 

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

George Rodriguez 
CoFounder & Managing Partner


Gabriela Rodriguez