NEWTON, Mass .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Seven Hills Realty Trust (Nasdaq: SEVN) announced today the closing of the first two bridge mortgages with a total capital of $ 53.3 million with a total initial down payment of $ 49.2 million.
SEVN has closed a first $ 37.3 million floating-bridge mortgage to finance the acquisition of Aspen Heights, a 958-bed dormitory in Starkville, Mississippi, near State University campus. The loan is structured with an initial three-year term and two one-year extension options, provided the borrower meets certain conditions. Director of SEVN, Tremont Realty Capitalwas entered into the transaction by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporatedwhich informed the sponsor, Centurion Property Group.
SEVN also closed a first $ 16.0 million floating deck mortgage loan to refinance Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza, an 86,000-square-foot mall located in Delray Beach, Florida. The loan is structured with an initial duration of two years and two one-year extension options, provided the borrower meets certain conditions. Tremont Realty Capital was listed on Concord Summit Capitalwhich advised sponsor Berta Management of Florida.
Tom LorenziniPresident of SEVN, made the following statement:
“Our recent investment activity continues to demonstrate our ability to lend with high quality assurance, a variety of assets, leveraging our strong network of industry relationships. The Aspen Heights loan was given to a recurring sponsor to finance the acquisition of a student housing community located less than a mile from the campus of Mississippi State University. We also added a new sponsor to our portfolio by refinancing a mall in the densely populated Delray Beach sub-market, which anchored Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS and a future Starbucks. We are encouraged by the number of investment opportunities we see from new and existing relationships that match our investment goal of balancing capital retention with attractive returns adjusted to risk.
About the Seven Hills Realty Trust
The Seven Hills Realty Trust (Nasdaq: SEVN) is a real estate financing company that creates and invests in first mortgages secured by the middle market and transitional commercial real estate. SEVN is managed by Tremont Realty Capitalits subsidiary The RMR Group (Nasdaq: RMR), a leading US alternative asset management company with more than $ 33 billion in assets under management and more than 35 years of institutional experience in buying, selling, financing and operating commercial real estate. For more information about SEVN, visit www.sevnreit.com.
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