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Waterstone Defeasance Closes on $26.6 Million CMBS Loan

Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $26.6 million CMBS loan, secured by a retail property in Mendham, NJ. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners’ refinance of their property. 

“Retail properties continue to trade during these challenging times, location, location, location.  Owners continue to reposition retail properties to attract customers with a focus on services.” John Felter, Managing Director 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.

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

John Felter
Managing Director


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