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Crest at Riverside apartments in Roswell, GA

Eastern Union Secures $71M Bridge Loan for Roswell Multifamily

Eastern Union has arranged a $71.3-million bridge loan toward the acquisition of the Crest at Riverside, a 396-unit apartment in Roswell, GA. The buyer is MSC Properties; the lender is Arbor Realty.

With a sale price of $87.5 million, the transaction’s loan-to-cost ratio equales 81 percent. The interest rate was set at LIBOR + 340. The non-recourse loan carries a three-year term with options for two one-year extensions, and repayment is interest-only over its full term.

According to Eastern Union, Roswell (20 miles north of Atlanta) has posted record levels of multifamily demand and rent growth over the past several quarters.

“National market interest in the greater Atlanta region is being largely propelled by two forces,” said Eastern Union’s Michael Muller, who arranged the loan. “First, the area is attracting a significant migration of both businesses and people from northern states. And second, the region has been experiencing strong rental growth, fueled in part by this migration.”


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Eastern Union's Muller

About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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