Grande Rotunda, LLC Completes Refinancing with Aareal Capital Corporation
HACKENSACK, NJ, February 9, 2018 - On February 7, 2018, Grande Rotunda, LLC, (a 60% owned affiliate of First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey) refinanced its $115.3 million construction loan held by Wells Fargo with a new loan held by Aareal Capital Corporation in the amount of $121.9 million. This refinancing paid off the loan previously held by Wells Fargo, provides up to an additional $3.4 million for retail tenant improvements and leasing costs and has funded loan closing costs. This loan, secured by the Rotunda property, has an initial term of three years with two one-year renewal options and bears a floating interest rate at 285 basis points over the one-month LIBOR rate. As part of this transaction, Grande Rotunda, LLC purchased an interest rate cap on LIBOR, capping the one-month LIBOR rate at 3%.
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