Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $50,000,000 of Construction Financing for the Lionsback Resort, Moab, Utah
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company | February 7, 2023
Beverly Hills, CA – February 7, 2023 – Sonnenblick-Eichner Company has arranged $50 million of construction financing for Phase I of the Lionsback Resort in Moab, Utah, a 175-acre development located adjacent to internationally renowned Canyonlands and Arches National Park in eastern Utah. Proceeds from this fixed rate, non-recourse construction loan will be used to complete the Phase I onsite infrastructure improvements and vertical construction of the initial 34 single family homes, as well as the horizontal infrastructure of Phase II. To be built over five phases, at build-out, the $350 million development will include 188 single-...
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $26,750,000 of First Mortgage Financing for Two Northern California Hotels
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company | January 10, 2023
Beverly Hills, CA – January 10, 2023 -- Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, on behalf of Woodside Hotel Group, has arranged $26,750,000 of non-cross collateralized, fixed rate, first mortgage financing for the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa and The Lodge at Bodega Bay, located in Lafayette and Bodega Bay, California, respectively. The $15 million loan on the Lafayette Park Hotel retired an existing life insurance company loan and provided for over $4 million of capital to renovate the guestrooms. Proceeds from the $11.75 million loan on The Lodge at Bodega Bay paid off an existing bridge loan facility and provided for a return of partnership...
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $22 Million of First Mortgage Leasehold Financing for DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles-Commerce, Los Angeles, CA
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company | November 29, 2022
Beverly Hills, CA (November 29, 2022) -- Sonnenblick-Eichner Company announced today that it has arranged $22 million of non-recourse first mortgage financing for the leasehold interest in the Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles-Commerce, a 201-room hotel located in the city of Commerce, approximately six miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The five-year loan was placed with an international money-center bank at a fixed interest rate of 5.9% for the entire term. Proceeds were used to pay off a maturing CMBS loan and provided for a return of equity to the partnership. Amenities at the hotel include a full-service restaurant and bar...
Still Stuck in the Hotel Debt Quagmire
Dexter Wood | November 17, 2022
By Dexter Wood Little has improved in the realm of lodging debt maturities and the hotel refinancing environment since we last reported in August. Perhaps it will be the passage of time that gets us closer to the other side of the current period of difficulty and insecurity. There are simply too many variables at play at the moment and a lack of confidence in the near-term future of the debt markets. As Lou Plasencia, CEO of The Plasencia Group, recently wrote, “markets hate uncertainty.” Debt markets only work when lenders can effectively and appropriately price risk, and that is very difficult to do right now. Many lodging industr...
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $82.425 Million of First Mortgage Financing for the Ocean Key Resort & Spa Key West, FL
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company | September 14, 2022
Beverly Hills, CA (September 14, 2022) -- Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, on behalf of Noble House Hotels & Resorts, has arranged $82.425 million of fixed rate first mortgage financing for the Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, FL. Ocean Key Resort and Spa is a 100-room, full-service, waterfront resort recently honored by Forbes as the Best Luxury Resort in Key West. Proceeds from the five-year, non-recourse loan priced in the low 5% range, will be used to pay off and defease the existing loan and fund a $10.5 million renovation of the property. The life insurance company loan is interest-only for the entire term. Amenities a...
A Hotel Debt Quagmire: Borrowers With Maturing Loans Have Increasingly Fewer Options
The Plasencia Group | August 26, 2022
By Dexter Wood New Debt Has Vanished New debt for hotel acquisitions has all but vanished, but a bigger problem may be the wave of existing debt facilities of all types that are scheduled to mature this year and next. Beginning at the start of 2022 and through the end of 2023, nearly 45,000 CMBS hotel loans totaling about $30 billion in value were set to mature as illustrated in the graph at right. Although the lodging industry has made great progress since the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recovery has proven to be uneven, selective, and vulnerable to a plethora of external factors. ...
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $50,000,000 of Acquisition and Renovation Financing for The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, California
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company | July 12, 2022
Beverly Hills, CA (July 12, 2022) – Sonnenblick-Eichner Company on behalf of Steve Herman Hotels, has arranged $50 million in first mortgage debt for the acquisition of Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, an 82-room, full-service, luxury boutique resort located in north San Diego County’s exclusive enclave of Rancho Santa Fe, CA A portion of the loan proceeds will be used by the sponsor to fund an extensive $15 million “top-to-bottom” renovation that will reposition the resort as one of the most prominent and exclusive destinations in California. The non-recourse floating rate loan, which provided for 85% of total costs including the renovatio...
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Advises on $35 Million of Interim Leasehold First Mortgage Financing for Moxy Oakland Downtown, Oakland, California
Sonnenblick-Eichner Company | June 14, 2022
Beverly Hills, CA, (June 14, 2022) -- Sonnenblick-Eichner Company announced today that it was the exclusive advisor to the Borrower for the placement of $35 million of first mortgage interim financing for the leasehold interest in the Moxy Oakland Downtown, a 172-room hotel located in the Uptown Arts and Entertainment District of Oakland, California. The hotel opened in March of 2021. Proceeds from this non-recourse financing were used to retire the construction loan and provide fresh capital to advance the hotel towards stabilization. The property was developed by Tidewater Capital and Graves Hospitality and is managed by Graves Hospitali...
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