Berkadia Facilitates $60 Million Sale in Seattle

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Berkadia, Berkshire Hathaway’s joint venture with Leucadia National Corporation, has announced the recent $60.7 million sale of Carroll’s Creek Landing, a multifamily property in the Seattle suburb of Marysville, Washington. Senior Managing Director Kenny Dudunakis and Directors David Sorensen and Ben Johnson of Berkadia’s Seattle office represented the seller, Maryland-based Gateway Trident LLC.

The buyer was JRK Property Holdings, and the deal closed on August 1.

“With large floor plans at half the price of similar units in King County, Carroll’s Creek Landing offers a great living option for families in the area,” said Dudnakis. “JRK Property Holdings specializes in providing attractive affordable housing, and we were excited to work with them on this acquisition.”

Built in 2002, Carroll’s Creek Landing is located at 18111 25th Ave., affording convenient access to several nearby shopping centers. The property features two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments with dishwashers, patios and walk-in closets. Residents can also enjoy several community amenities, including a welcome center, a basketball half-court, a clubhouse with a fireside lounge and a barbeque and picnic area.

About Berkadia

Founded in 2009 as a 50/50 joint venture between Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National Corporation, Berkadia is a third-party commercial mortgage servicer, as well as an approved lender for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD/FHA.

The company is among the top Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae multifamily lenders.

Berkadia owes its origins to GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation, which was acquired in 2009 by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Five Mile Capital Partners LLC, and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. Christened Capmark Financial, the company had $10 billion of originations in 2008 and a servicing portfolio of more than $360 billion before running into bankruptcy in October 2009.

In a deal approved by the bankruptcy court, Capmark sold its mortgage loan and servicing to the newly formed Berkadia in a deal worth $515 million.

The deal brought Berkshire into the heart of the commercial loan serving business, and the company has one of the largest commercial real estate servicing portfolios.

© 2017 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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