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Lument closed a 473.4-million Freddie Mac loan to refinance a 47-property apartment portfolio on Chicago's South Side

Lument Arranges $73M Freddie Mac Refi of South Side Portfolio

Lument closed a Fannie Mae loan totaling $73.4 million to refinance a portfolio of 47 multifamily apartment buildings located on Chicago’s South Side. Director Nicholas Diamond led the transaction. The sponsor was Chicago-based Icarus Investment Group and the deal was brokered by Jonathan Bodner from Two Bins Capital. 

The transaction utilized Fannie Mae’s Structured Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (SARM) product, which allowed the sponsor to consolidate six loans—several bank loans, a bridge loan, and an agency loan—into a single Fannie Mae loan with a low interest rate. The loan features a 10-year term, with five years interest only, and 35-year amortization. 

“This deal had tremendous headwinds, given the number of properties and rising interest rates,” said Diamond. “Working together with Fannie Mae and the sponsor, we were able to structure the deal with favorable terms and sizing parameters that allowed us to preserve millions of dollars in proceeds.” 

Photo courtesy of Atlas Asset Management.


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