Recent Transactions

  • Pacific Northwest Region – Student Housing Acquisition

    May 2024

    LEASEHOLD ACQUISITION

    Sapphire Capital Group recently arranged $3.125 M of Preferred Equity for the acquisition and repositioning of a well-located 145-bed student housing property in the Pacific Northwest. The remaining capitalization of the leasehold acquisition was provided by an agency loan and Sponsor’s common equity.

    As with most transactions in this current economic environment of higher short rates and widening cap rates, SCG was presented with the challenge of “topping off the equity stack.” Most traditional LP investors have backed away from all but center-of-the-fairway opportunities: this particular assignment combined elements of leasehold position, property stabilization and a secondary market location.

    SCG was successful in achieving the capital raise goals of the Sponsor as a direct result of our long-standing relationships with both preferred equity and family office investors who are not afraid to understand current value available in both acquisitions and cash-in-refinances of experienced sponsors with solid business plans. Simply put, SCG has a JV investor base that fully appreciates and executes on well-underwritten projects with strong risk-adjusted return profiles.

  • Metro-Washington, DC – Neighborhood Retail Center

    February 2024

    PERM LOAN REFINANCE

    Sapphire Capital Group recently arranged a non-recourse perm loan to refinance a stabilized retail center, fund all required reserves and provide capital for near-term capital improvements. The 7% fixed-rate loan is full-term interest-only, and was closed in a very short period of time, ahead of a fast-approaching CMBS maturity date. 

  • Southeast Region – Student Housing Conversion to Market Rate Multifamily

    December 2023

    ACQUISITION and REPOSITION

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services ($23,250,000 of both Debt and Equity) to a regional owner/operator of multifamily properties, resulting in the successful off-market acquisition of a student housing property in the Southeast. The capital budget included funds for amenity upgrades as well as unit conversions to address existing market demand for conventional multifamily units in a vibrant university community in Georgia.

  • Student housing in the Carolina-Coastal-Region

    Carolina Coastal Region – Student Housing

    October 2023

    ACQUISITION and REPOSITION

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a regional owner/operator of multifamily properties, resulting in the successful off-market acquisition of a student housing property in the Mid-Atlantic region. Sponsor’s business plan is to reposition the well-located residential property to take advantage of supply constraints in a desirable high-end residential coastal community in South Carolina. The capital budget includes funds for amenity upgrades as well as unit conversions to conventional multifamily operations.

  • DC Metro Area – Regional and Neighborhood Retail Portfolio

    August 2023

    Acquisition

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a regional owner/operator of commercial real estate properties, resulting in the successful acquisition of a portfolio of stabilizing grocery-anchored centers in the metro-Washington, DC area by one of our long-standing JV equity relationships.

    SCG initially introduced several potential equity partners, including the group that ultimately closed on the acquisition. SCG was able to reposition our JV equity partner into a more efficient direct ownership position. Because SCG understands equity and works tirelessly for the success of our clients, an overall more efficient transaction was structured, benefitting all parties involved in the process.

  • Provided debt advisory services to a regional owner/operator of strip retail properties.

    Temple Hills, MD – Neighborhood Retail

    August 2023

    REFINANCE

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided debt advisory services to a regional owner/operator of strip retail properties, resulting in the successful refinance of a stabilizing grocery-anchored center in the metro-Washington, DC area. SCG sourced higher-leverage LifeCo debt to refinance floating-rate acquisition debt that had begun to sharply adjust upwards, allowing our sponsor to lock in a fixed rate at the time of loan application in March, protecting from the further increases in interest rates that ultimately materialized over this past Summer.

  • Multifamily

    Myrtle Beach, SC – Multifamily

    May 2023

    ACQUISITION AND REPOSITIONING

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a regional owner/operator of multifamily properties, resulting in the successful acquisition of a poorly performing student housing property in the Mid-Atlantic region. The balance sheet loan included $3,000,000 for property improvements and a light renovation program of all units, allowing for the repositioning of the property to conventional multifamily, offering a lower-cost housing option in an affluent coastal Carolina beach community. SCG arranged the $7,000,000 of outside equity from one of our middle-market real estate investment relationships.

  • Mixed use

    Washington, DC Metro Area Mixed-Use Development

    January 2023

    NEW CONSTRUCTION

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a long-time client/developer of mixed-use properties, resulting in the successful capitalization of the first phase of a new transit-oriented-development in the Washington, DC metro area. The advisory assignment ranged from raising initial co-GP equity to completing the equity capitalization with an institutional grade investment partner. Additionally SCG provided back-stop underwriting and review of a new ground lease created for the benefit of this development.

  • Acquisition and reposition of student housing facility in Murfreesboro, TN

    Murfreesboro, TN Student Housing

    May 2022

    ACQUISITION AND REPOSITION

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a northeastern owner/operator/developer of multifamily projects, resulting in the successful acquisition of 264 units in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Capital consisted of approximately $13,000,000 of joint venture equity and $36,000,000 of non-recourse senior bridge debt, allowing time for Sponsor to implement a large-scale renovation and reposition program, and to unlock value by converting the well-located property to conventional multifamily. Efficient coordination between sponsor, joint venture equity partner, and senior bridge lender was critical in meeting the time frame required under the sales contract.

  • Refinance for a 21,000 SF shadow-anchored shopping center in Augusta, Georgia

    Augusta, GA Shadow-Anchored Strip Retail

    September 2022

    REFINANCE

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a regional commercial property owner/operator, resulting in the successful cash-out refinance of a 21,000 SF shadow-anchored shopping center in Augusta, Georgia. The $6,290,000 senior 4.50% fixed rate loan was provided by a regional credit union, who honored all terms negotiated prior to the recent run-up in interest rates, with only minimal adjustments to rate and proceeds. Sapphire’s experience in CMBS defeasance and our depth of lender relationships insured success and has led to subsequent opportunities with this quality sponsor.

  • Horizontal land development in Ashburn, VA

    Ashburn, VA Residential Land Development

    June 2022

    HORIZONTAL LAND DEVELOPMENT

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a regional residential land developer, resulting in the successful refinance of Phase 2 of a project that will ultimately yield 174 market rate multifamily and townhome units in Ashburn, Virginia. The senior floating rate loan was provided by a local bank, who honored all terms negotiated prior to the recent run-up in interest rates.

  • Construction and term loan for a retail pad site developement in Annandale, VA

    Annandale, VA Retail Pad Site Development

    June 2022

    CONSTRUCTION AND TERM LOAN

    Sapphire Capital Group recently sourced a fixed-rate construction loan, convertible to permanent financing upon stabilization. The sub-4% debt provides the necessary capital for a privately owned regional real estate development and operating company to commence construction of a 13,582 SF strip retail center in Fairfax County, Virginia. The $6,500,000 senior fixed rate loan was provided by a local community bank and represents a new banking relationship for the sponsor.

  • Loand refiance of strip retail in Houston, TX

    Houston, TX Strip Retail

    June 2022

    REFINANCE

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a national privately owned real estate development and operating company, resulting in the successful refinance of 34,547 SF of unanchored retail in suburban Houston, Texas. The $13,750,000 senior fixed rate term loan was provided by a privately held specialty finance company.

  • Acquisition of a Southeast Multifamiliy Portfolio

    Southeast Multifamiliy Portfolio

    ACQUISITION

    Sapphire Capital Group recently provided capital advisory services to a northeastern owner/operator/developer of multifamily projects, resulting in the successful acquisition of approximately 500 multifamily units in the Southeast. Capital consisted of approximately $20,000,000 of JV Equity and $60,000,000 of non-recourse senior bridge finance.

  • Loan refinance for a retail center in Fairfax County, VA

    Fairfax County, VA Retail

    May 2021

    REFINANCE

    SCG arranged a $26,800,000 permanent loan to recapitalize an existing bridge loan for a newly renovated and repositioned big box retail center in Fairfax County, VA.

  • Acquisition advisement for a family office development in Austin, TX

    Autumn Ridge Apartments

    April 2021

    RECAPITALIZATION

    SCG arranged $36,000,000 of bank financing for its client to recapitalize a recently developed Class-A multifamily project located in the Lopatcong, NJ. 

  • Recapitalization bank financing for a Autumn Ridge Apartments in Lopatcong, NJ

    Austin Development

    January 2021

    ACQUISITION

    Advised family office on acquisition of 250+ developable acres in Austin, TX.

  • Acquisition financing for a multifamily project in the Southeast United States

    Southeast US Multifamily

    January 2021

    ACQUISITION

    SCG arranged $14,000,000 of JV financing for its institutional client to acquire an existing Class-A multifamily project located in the southeast.

  • Recapitalization of loan for Liz

    Liz

    July 2020

    RECAPITALIZATION

    Sapphire Capital Group (“SCG”) arranged $93,000,000 in permanent financing to recapitalize the construction loan for the newly delivered LIZ.

  • Acquisition of multi-family property in 4701 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland

    4701 Willard Avenue

    June 2020

    ACQUISITION

    Arranged $90,000,000 in ground lease capital through a private investment group in the form of a 99-year ground lease for the acquisition of a 525-unit multi-family property in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Additionally, the ground lease was structured to assure that 100% of Agency lender requirements were satisfied.

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