A10 Capital Provides $11.5 Bridge Loan for 312-Unit Apartment Community in Norcross, Georgia

January 31, 2014

A10 Capital, a full service nationwide lending business specializing in small to middle market commercial real estate loans announced that it has funded a $11.5 million bridge loan for the acquisition of a multifamily garden property located in Norcross, Georgia, a northeastern suburb of Atlanta. The commercial mortgage is secured by the class B property at approximately 70% leverage.

Chuck Taylor, EVP of A10 Capital, who structured and closed the loan, said, “We’ve had the opportunity to finance Biscayne Atlantic in a joint venture partnership with PointOne Holdings previously on another multifamily turn-around asset in metro Atlanta. Seeing first hand their ability to successfully execute on their plan on our prior deal made working on this transaction very straightforward from our perspective. With this property, we feel that POH is getting a good solid asset at great pricing with a strong value-add story. For our part, having a local presence allowed us to get out to see the asset quickly, assess the opportunity and ultimately provide non-recourse senior financing with a future facility to tackle the extensive capital program that POH has planned, all within the extraordinarily tight auction closing timeline. For a valued repeat client, this kind of transaction demonstrates the strength and capabilities of our lending platform.”

“We have successfully acquired two assets in the past 30 days for an amount close to $50 million and over $100 million dollars over the past 12 months. We continue to actively pursue other multi-family and commercial opportunities throughout the southeastern United States,” added David Garfinkle, managing member of Biscayne Atlantic. “This was our first Auction.com transaction and it was flawlessly executed both by Auction.com and our lender A10 Capital whose assistance was material in us being able to secure this property at auction.”

Alisha Hill, SVP and Auction Specialist at A10 Capital also noted, “Our extensive experience in financing auction transactions is instrumental in guiding new investors through the time constraints of the auction platform. The Auction.com marketplace is changing the way commercial real estate is being traded, and the synergy that exists between A10 and Auction.com creates a competitive advantage for dynamic companies like Biscayne Atlantic.”

The transaction was structured on a non-recourse basis and proceeds of the loan were used to fund the acquisition of the property as well as committed funds for a future Capital Expenditure facility.