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Monday, 18 March 2019

Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley Lend $900Mln for Retail Value Portfolio

The three lenders have provided financing against Retail Value Inc.'s remaining portfolio of 38 retail properties with 14 million square feet in the United States and Puerto Rico. The loan, which pays a coupon pegged to Libor plus 250 basis points, was used to retire a mortgage that was written only last year and paid a rate of Libor plus 315 bps.

Commercial Real Estate Direct Staff Report

Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase Bank and Morgan Stanley have provided $900 million of mortgage financing against a portfolio of 36 retail properties with 16.4 million square feet in the United States and Puerto Rico owned by Retail Value Inc.

The loan allowed Retail Value, which was spun off nearly two years ago from DDR Corp., which now is known as SITE Centers, to refinance what had remained from a $1.35 billion debt package that was securitized through RETL, 2018-RVP.

The loan in the 2018-RVP deal, provided by Credit Suisse, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo Bank, wasn't slated to mature until February 2021, at the earliest, and paid a coupon pegged to Libor plus 315 basis points, subject to a 3 percent Libor cap.

The latest loan pays a rate pegged to Libor plus 250 bps. It's expected to be securitized...


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