Berkadia Secures $93M Financing for Multi-Family Property in Metro D.C.

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Berkadia, Berkshire Hathaway’s joint venture with Jefferies Financial Group, has arranged a $92.7-million loan to refinance Woodbridge Station, a garden-style multifamily community in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Woodbridge is approximately 22 miles south of Washington, DC.

Located at 1400 Eisenhower Circle, the community features two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments with full-size washers and dryers in-unit. Amenities include a swimming pool with a sun deck, 11 community playgrounds, hiking and jogging trails, a tennis court, dog park, grilling areas and storage units.

Jonathan Pratt and Rossana Bouchaya of Berkadia’s Washington, DC office secured a seven-year, interest-only Fannie Mae loan with a 70% loan-to-value ratio on behalf of the borrower, Washington, DC-based developer and operator Foulger-Pratt. The deal closed July 31.

About Berkadia

Founded in 2009 as a 50/50 joint venture between Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National Corporation (now known as Jefferies Financial Group), 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.

© 2019 David Mazor

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