Waterstone Defeasance Closes on the Defeasance of a $3.5 Million CMBS Loan in Pennsylvania
CHARLOTTE, NC: Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $3.5 Million CMBS loan, secured by a Self-Storage property in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 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.
“This was a sale where the appreciated values in the Self-Storage sector were to a point where it offset the cost of defeasance. Also, because it was a sale, the ownership group wanted to lock in profits in favorable market conditions,” said John Felter, Managing Director at 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 (defeasanceservices.com). Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company also has offices in New York, Dallas, and Irvine.
John Felter, Managing Director – 561.352.6551
Brian Pedersen, Director – 704.926.6533