$17.6MM Office Recapitalization | Houston, TX

Structured and arranged long-term, fixed-rate senior debt to recapitalize a 140,000-square-foot, multi-tenant office building in Houston, TX.


Contending with a looming loan maturity and several leases coming due, the borrower was seeking to lock in a long-term, fixed-rate loan on a non-recourse basis. Furthermore, volatility in the bond markets was causing swaps and spreads to fluctuate during the closing process, impacting underwriting thresholds.


Identified a lender familiar with the property (via an affiliated B piece buyer) and comfortable with the ownership structure of the underlying asset. Levering a long-standing relationship, the lender paired back some of the lost spread prior to closing to “right size” the underwriting metrics and consummate a successful closing at full proceeds.

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Seth Schumer


Seth Schumer joined Eyzenberg & Company as a Managing Director. His primary focus is transaction management and structuring advisory for commercial real estate finance transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Schumer served as Head of US Investments for Quadrum Global (formerly Cube Capital) where he grew platform from one US hotel investment to an 18-asset mixed use portfolio through new acquisitions, ground-up developments, team building and creation of three internal operating platforms (Tesseract Investment Advisors, Arlo Hotel Management and Quadrum Senior Living Management). While at Quadrum, Schumer acquired, capitalized and asset managed a hotel portfolio that includes Arlo SoHo, Arlo NoMad, Nautilus South Beach, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, Essex Inn Chicago, and B Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World, and led the efforts to create an in-house hotel management platform and the new Arlo Hotel brand. He additionally led the efforts to develop a senior housing property and the Amavida brand.

His expertise in debt financing including loan underwriting, servicing and borrower relations was learned while working in London for ABN AMRO, and in New York for Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Bank. Whilst at AIG Global Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Partners (now CP Capital), he additionally gained asset management, development insight and JV equity structuring experience. Also, during his time at AIG, Seth was part of team that acquired four RTC loan portfolios.

Schumer holds a master’s degree in real estate investment and development from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.



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