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Merrill Gardens Approaches Stabilized Occupancy

Merrill Gardens Rancho Cucamonga is a 112-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care facility built in 2018. The property is situated on 4.21 acres at 9942 Highland Ave.

The senior housing property recently received $31 million in refinancing. Stuart Oswald, senior vice president/managing director of NorthMarq’s Seattle office, and Gordon Mickelson, senior director-debt and equity in Denver, arranged the permanent-fixed loan for the borrower through its relationship with a correspondent life insurance company. The loan, structured prior to stabilization, was structured with a five-year term on a 30-year amortization schedule. The property is now approaching stabilized occupancy.

“We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to secure financing for the borrower group which is a joint venture between Merrill Gardens and AEW Capital Management LP,” said Oswald.


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Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.