$38MM Retail Recapitalization | Miami, FL

Structured and arranged medium-term, fixed-rate senior debt to recapitalize a 120,000-square-foot shopping center located in Miami, Florida.



The borrower was seeking high-leverage, long-term fixed-rate financing even though the property was in a transitional stage. The L-shaped anchor tenant space was vacant and although several tenants had signed leases, they had yet to take possession. Additionally, a number of leases had termination options set in the same year, which, if exercised, had the potential to create a significant vacancy.


Identified a CMBS lender who was willing to structure an initial interest-only period, holdbacks, and reserves to carry the property through the transitional period to its near-term stabilization. Local market data substantiated the higher than average rents and value of the property thereby allowing the borrower to achieve higher than expected proceeds.

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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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