Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NBS Financial Arranges $14.3M Construction/Perm Loan for Grandview Place Apartments in Vancouver, Wash.

NBS Financial Services' Blake Hering, Jr. and Jim Campbell have arranged a $14.3 million construction/permanent loan for Vancouver’s 154-unit Grandview Place Apartments. The lender was one of NBS Financial’s correspondent life insurance companies.

Grandview Place was developed by Courtesy Construction and Development and is located off of 192nd Avenue adjacent to a scenic wetland area. The project is now 97 percent leased at the rents originally projected two years ago.

“Achieving the budgeted rents in the current economic climate is an impressive testament to market acceptance of this high-quality project,” Hering, Jr. said.

Units range from an 854 sf one-bedroom, one-bath apartment to a three-bedroom, 2½-bath townhome with a two-car direct access garage. Grandview Place also features a beautifully appointed clubhouse with fitness center, pool and spa.

A construction/perm loan offers a developer a construction loan that then converts to a permanent loan after the property is completed and stabilized. Borrowers like construction/perm loans because the process is more streamlined than getting construction and permanent loans through different lenders, and because they may be able to lock in a low interest rate up-front and save on loan costs.

This is a unique transaction for NBS Financial, Hering, Jr. said. The company has arranged construction/perm loans for other property types, but this is its first for an apartment property. The majority of loans it arranges are permanent loans.

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