Thursday, July 30, 2009

NBS Financial’s Wood Arranges $2.6M for Woodinville Industrial Building

NBS Financial Services Executive Vice President Mike Wood has arranged $2.6 million in financing for Underwood Gartland 216, a 71,750 sf warehouse/distribution building in Woodinville, Washington.

Symetra Life Insurance Company was the lender, and Underwood Gartland 216 LLC the borrower. This loan was a refinance of a maturing loan, and had a 5-year term, 25-year amortization, and a 43% loan-to-value ratio. Underwood Gartland 216 was built in 1999.

In these challenging financial markets, lenders are looking to lend on the strongest and most stabilized projects. So the fact that Underwood Gartland 216 was only 65 percent leased at the time of the loan provided a bit of a challenge, but not an insurmountable one, said Wood, of NBS Financial’s Seattle office.

“The borrower had enough income and cash-flow to qualify for the loan, and the lender recognized the quality of the real estate,” Wood said.

NBS Financial was Symetra’s top correspondent nationwide in 2008.

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