Berkadia announces it has secured a $74 million loan for the recapitalization of Linden Audubon Park, a 449-unit, Class A gated multifamily built in 2017 in the heart of Orlando’s coveted “Parks” district in Orlando, Florida. Senior Managing Director Charles Foschini and Managing Director Chris Apone of Berkadia’s Miami office secured the financing on behalf of the borrower, Harbor Group International.
Berkadia originated, and Freddie Mac purchased, the 10-year, floating-rate loan with partial interest only and a 75 percent LTV.
“Freddie Mac once again delivered an exceptional floating-rate loan both in terms of flexibility and rate for the borrower,” said Foschini. “With the overhang of the coronavirus pandemic around us, we took great care in our underwriting to demonstrate that this asset and its owner are uniquely capable of maintaining and operating an Orlando multifamily property.”
Located at 990 Warehouse Road, Linden Audubon Park is a gated community built on a 19-acre infill site in Audubon Park – a leafy, bike-friendly district known for its mid-century bungalows, high-quality schools and proximity to Orlando’s CBD just five minutes away. The property occupies the last buildable multifamily garden parcel of this size in this exclusive pocket of the metro area.
The community consists of 12 three- and-four story buildings offering a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, including townhomes with attached garages and elevator access in some buildings. Individual apartments feature quartz countertops, energy-efficient stainless steel appliances, nine- and 10-foot ceilings, wood-inspired flooring, full size washer and dryer, oversized windows, screened patios and designer fixtures. Community amenities include two resort-style pools; poolside entertaining bar & TVs; outdoor kitchens, gas grill areas and fire pit; a two-story resident clubhouse with expansive gym; a stand-up tanning room and game room; a bark park and dog wash station; water views; and direct access to Cady Way Trail and Lake Druid Park.
Audubon Park was the winner of the 2016 Great American Main Street Award and is one the most desirable neighborhoods in Orlando with its top-rated schools and parks, proximity to over 400,000 jobs, and impressive local food and drink scene.
Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial Group, is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Through our integrated mortgage banking, investment sales and servicing platform, Berkadia delivers comprehensive real estate solutions for the entire life cycle of our clients’ assets. To learn more about Berkadia, please visit www.berkadia.com.