$24MM Multifamily Recapitalization | Lauderhill, FL

Structured and arranged a high-leverage, short-term bridge loan to recapitalize near term expiring debt on a 352-unit multifamily property in Lauderhill, Florida. 


Ownership had not yet completed renovations on all the units and significant vacancy still existed in the final phase of the project. Additionally, the challenging neighborhood and lack of operating history made obtaining a full permanent loan difficult. With a near-term maturity of the prior renovation/acquisition loan looming, the client had a tight timeline to recapitalize the debt.


Identified a CDO lender willing to provide a bridge loan with a flexible prepayment structure. Even though there were multiple title issues and unfinished renovations the lender structured numerous holdbacks to address its concerns. The transaction closed in 7 days over the Thanksgiving holiday period.

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Seth Shumer




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Alexei Muniak


Mr. Muniak joined Eyzenberg & Company in 2022 to focus on debt and equity originations in his newly adopted home of South Florida.

Mr. Muniak is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Makal Equities, a real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily, industrial and retail property in Southern California and New York. He invested, sourced, and underwrote all commercial development and investment opportunities during this time. Furthermore, Mr. Muniak’s previous position as Managing Director at a Family Office in New York allowed him to develop his skills as he increasingly became involved in all aspects of fundraising and deploying the fund’s investment mandate. In his career to date he has invested, sourced, and underwrote commercial development and investment contracts, exceeding 100 million dollars.

Furthermore, Mr. Muniak is a Board Member and shareholder of the Mangia Hospitality Group in New York, where he oversees all aspects of fundraising, including the Group’s investment mandates. As a strategic dealmaker, Mr. Muniak is responsible for retail acquisitions & new developments and acts as a liaison with City and State Government bureaus. Due to his established reputation as a key player in the real estate and hospitality industry, Mr. Muniak has managed to build a wide portfolio of bicoastal projects and has worked closely with top developers, entrepreneurs, and restaurateurs nationwide.

Originally from New York City, Mr. Muniak graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, and completed his graduate Business certificate in Sydney, Australia. He is a long-time martial artist and a philanthropist.



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