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Meridian Arranges Refi on Net-Leased Portfolio of Medical Office, Retail Assets

Meridian Capital Group arranged $35.5 million to refinance the Hirschfield Portfolio containing 18 separate commercial properties in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia on behalf of ELH Management.

The 25-year, self-liquidating loan resets at 15 years, features one 10-year extension option, and was provided by a life insurance company. It was negotiated by Meridian senior managing director Morris Betesh and VP Alex Bailkin, both based in the company’s New York City headquarters. 

The Hirschfield Portfolio consists of 18 properties and 21 commercial units net-leased to predominantly medical office tenants and high credit retailers. Notable tenants include East Carolina University, Rocky Mountain Urgent Care, Bojangles, Advanced Auto Parts, US Healthworks, and Alliance Health. 

“It was a pleasure working with the Meridian team,” said Larry Hirschfield, president of ELH Management. “They were able to obtain financing that would amortize with a term longer than 10 years, which is atypical.”

Pictured: Morris Betesh.

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