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PacWest Bancorp has agreed to sell a portfolio of 74 real estate construction loans to Kennedy-Wilson with an outstanding principal balance of $2.6 billion

PacWest Selling $2.6B Construction Loan Portfolio to Kennedy-Wilson

PacWest Bancorp said in a regulatory filing Monday that it had agreed to sell a portfolio of 74 real estate construction loans to Kennedy-Wilson Holdings with an outstanding principal balance of $2.6 billion. Bloomberg News reported that the portfolio was selling at a discounted price of $2.4 billion. 

Kennedy-Wilson will assume all remaining future funding obligations under the acquired loans of approximately $2.7 billion, according to the SEC filing. The bank will also sell to Kennedy Wilson an additional six real estate construction loans with an aggregate principal balance of approximately $363 million. 

The loan sale will close in multiple tranches during the second and third quarters, PacWest said. 

PacWest held $4.6 billion in construction loans across the residential and commercial sectors, according to its latest quarterly earnings report. It also held $3.8 billion in commercial loans, $5.5 billion in multifamily loans and $15.4 billion in residential mortgages. 

Pictured: PacWest headquarters at 9701 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.


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