Berkadia, Berkshire Hathaway’s joint venture with Leucadia National Corporation, has announced the $16.7 million sale of Abbey Court, and the $31 million sale of Legends at Charleston Park, two garden-style multifamily properties in Belmont, North Carolina and North Charleston, South Carolina, respectively.
Managing Director Mark Boyce and Associate Director Blake Coffey of Berkadia’s Charleston, South Carolina office led both sales.
Berkadia completed the sale of Abbey Court on behalf of the seller, American Residential Investment Management of Raleigh, North Carolina. The buyer was Napali Capital, LLC of Southlake, Texas. The deal closed on July 31.
“Abbey Court has historically been a well performing and well-maintained asset,” said Boyce. “Napali Capital will continue with that trajectory and can implement a light value-add strategy to the interiors as they move forward with the ownership. This transaction is a great example of the demand we’re seeing for quality multi-family assets in secondary markets of major southeastern cities.”
The Legends at Charleston Park sale was completed on behalf of the seller, United Residential Properties, LLC of Macon, Georgia. The buyer was Fogelman Properties of Memphis, Tennessee, and the deal closed on August 1.
“Legends at Charleston Park represented a great opportunity for Fogelman to acquire a well-constructed asset exhibiting strong performance in an increasingly growing area of North Charleston,” said Boyce. “We continue to see strong demand for well-located multifamily assets throughout the Carolinas.”
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.
© 2018 David Mazor
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