Ziegler, M&T Partner for $19.5M Refinancing of Carmel Oaks Active Adult Community in Lakewood, Colorado

by Jeff Shaw

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Ziegler and M&T Realty Capital Corp. have acted as financial advisor in a $19.5 million Fannie Mae financing on behalf of Essex Communities. The transaction will refinance the existing debt on Carmel Oaks, an age-restricted independent living community in Lakewood.

The 10-year, fixed-rate loan was structured at a 75 percent loan-to-value ratio with five years of interest-only payments followed by a 30-year amortization. The loan also carried a declining prepayment schedule, which will provide the borrower with additional flexibility in future years.

In addition to refinancing the existing debt, the loan also provided funding for Essex to recover capital improvement expenditures and initial equity.

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