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Waterstone Defeasance LLC Closes on a $18.7 Million Freddie Mac Loan

CHARLOTTE, NC: Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $18.7 million Freddie Mac loan, secured by a multifamily property in Fayetteville, NC. 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.

“We appreciate the mortgage banker’s referral of his client and his confidence in Waterstone’s abilities to close the defeasance in a professional manner. The defeasance was driven by the sale of a 240-unit, multifamily complex located in Fayetteville, NC.  Treasury yields moved substantially during the transaction; however, Waterstone kept the borrower informed so he was not surprised by the fluctuation in securities cost at closing.”– Carol Tillman, COO with Waterstone

“This closing was handled very professionally by Waterstone.  They were very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs.  I would welcome the opportunity to work with them again!” – Stephen P., Borrowers 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.


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

Carol Tillman