$7.6MM Retail Recapitalization | Gastonia, NC

Structured and placed a first mortgage permanent loan to recapitalize a 63,937 sq ft grocery anchored retail center.     

Challenges

Sponsor desired to recapitalize their existing highly leveraged retail property with long-term debt. The current transitional loan was nearing maturity as the COVID pandemic took effect. Compounding matters, several tenants asked for rent relief during the placement process.

Solutions

Eyzenberg & Company identified a credit union willing to underwrite retail with several short-duration leases in place. Though several participants in the loan backed out during the peak of the COVID crisis, Eyzenberg & Company continued to work with the lead lender to bring in additional participants and eventually close the loan.

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Seth Schumer

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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.

Email

sschumer@Eyzenberg.com

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