$28MM Retail Acquisition | Philadelphia, PA

Structured and arranged medium-term fixed-rate senior debt for the acquisition of a 224,000-square-foot shopping center located in the Philadelphia Mills retail node of Pennsylvania.


The near-term expiration of several anchors, leases proved challenging to achieving full proceeds. Additionally, the for-profit educational nature of the main anchor made financing difficult due to present political biases towards said tenant class.


Worked with the borrower and lender to extend the closing date to enable several anchors to negotiate early renewals. As rates were moving up during closing, negotiated a reduction in required TI/LC reserves (justified by the early renewal of anchor tenants), thereby keeping proceeds flat. Helped research and draft a report for the B piece buyer showing that the current graduating and financial metrics of the school did not endanger it of running afoul of the Department of Education.

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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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