Debt & Equity

NorthMarq Capital negotiates $48 million refinance of Olympic Plaza in Los Angeles, California

LOS ANGELES (January 15, 2016) – Blake Melstrom, vice president of NorthMarq Capital’s Los Angeles regional office arranged the $48 million refinance of Olympic Plaza, a 244,448 sq. ft. office property located at 11500 West Olympic Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California. The transaction was structured with a 10-year term and 25-year amortization schedule. NorthMarq arranged financing for the borrower through its correspondent relationship with a life insurance company. “The transaction included an option for the borrower to lock in a low, long-term interest rate several months in advance of their approaching CMBS loan maturity,” said Melstrom. “NorthMarq Capital, through our list of correspondent life insurance company lenders, identified several lenders offering forward commitments in order for the borrower to avoid paying a large defeasance penalty.”

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