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The Gryphon Real Estate Capital Partners and CarVal Investors Transitional Multifamily Bridge Loan Program Closed on a $128 Million Multifamily Loan Secured by a Four-Property Portfolio Located in Dallas, Texas.

May 4th, 2022

NEW YORK and MINNEAPOLIS, May 4, 2022 -- The Gryphon/CarVal Multifamily Bridge Loan Program today announced that on May 2, 2022, it closed on a $128 million multifamily loan secured by a four-property portfolio located in Dallas, Texas.


The Bachman 4 Portfolio was purchased by Strategic Realty Holdings based in Calabasas, California. Electra Capital, based out of Tampa Fl., provided $22.0 million of preferred equity. 

The Bachman 4 Portfolio consists of 952 units across four contiguous properties: Chase Place, Courtney Place, Spanish Pueblo and Spanish Creek. The sponsor’s business plan includes making significant improvements to the common areas, as well as upgrading the individual units, including adding in-unit washers and dryers. 

“Financing assets like the Bachman 4 Portfolio is exactly what our Program was designed to do” said Jim Hopkins, Managing Partner of Gryphon Real Estate Capital Partners. “Bachman 4 represents irreplaceable affordable housing being purchased by an experienced sponsor and operator.” Paul Mullaney, Managing Director for CarVal Investors’ North American Real Estate business added, “The Bachman Portfolio is the perfect fit for our growing portfolio of multifamily loan assets.” 

“The Gryphon/CarVal team were professional and flexible throughout the entire loan process,” stated Eddie Lorin, founder of Strategic Realty Holdings. “Closing on a four-property portfolio presents its own set of challenges, but together we worked through all the issues in a timely manner.” 

Sam Greenblatt, CEO of Electra added, “The Bachman 4 Portfolio is our third deal with Strategic and our fifth with Gryphon/CarVal.”  “Electra and Gryphon/CarVal have developed a nearly seamless execution, further enhanced when working with an experienced sponsor as Strategic.”

Northmarq’s Dallas based financing team, led by Lauren Bresky and Kevin Leamy, represented Strategic.


About the Gryphon/CarVal Multifamily Loan Program 

The Gryphon/CarVal Multifamily Loan Program is designed to advance up to 80% of the capital stack in a single execution facilitated by the Program’s ability to close on balance sheet. Loan servicing and asset management is always retained by the venture. 


About CarVal Investors
CarVal Investors is an established global alternative investment manager focused on credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. Since 1987, Carval’s team has navigated through ever-changing credit market cycles, opportunistically investing $135 billion in 5,630 transactions across 82 countries. Today, CarVal Investors has approximately $14 billion in assets under management in corporate securities, loan portfolios, structured credit and hard assets. 


About Gryphon Real Estate Capital Partners
Gryphon is a relationship driven private lender with a primary focus on multifamily properties nationwide.  Established in 2016, Gryphon has successfully leveraged its principal’s respective 30-year careers in real estate operating, development and financial structuring to establish a highly respected platform within the multifamily lending niche. 




Gryphon Real Estate Capital Partners and CarVal Investors Form Transitional Multifamily Bridge Loan Venture

July 20th, 2021

NEW YORK and MINNEAPOLIS, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gryphon Real Estate Capital Partners and CarVal Investors announced today the formation of a joint venture to originate multifamily senior bridge loans in primary and secondary markets throughout the United States.

The Gryphon-CarVal Multifamily Loan Program (the "Program") is designed to advance up to 85% of the capital stack in a single execution facilitated by the Program's ability to close on balance sheet. Targeted loans range from $20 million to $75 million with competitive market pricing. Loan servicing and asset management will be retained by the joint venture.

Leading up to the announcement of the joint venture, over $150 million of multifamily loans have closed or are under a signed term sheet. The Program is primed to deploy $1.0 billion or more over the next two years.

Gryphon and CarVal will target sponsors focused on either value-add or lease-up strategies. Value-add opportunities are cash-flowing properties that require time and capital to re-position, perform renovations, improve property operations and increase rents. Lease-up strategies are newly constructed properties that require time to stabilize and season cash flows, prior to securing agency financing or selling the property.

"We believe this is a compelling time to enter the multifamily bridge loan market," said Seth Cohen, a Principal for CarVal Investors responsible for managing loan portfolio investments globally. "Our partnership with Gryphon is rooted in our shared thesis that there is a long-term need for middle income housing, particularly in growing U.S. markets." 

Paul Mullaney, Managing Director for CarVal Investors' North American Real Estate business, added, "Gryphon has built an institutional, data-driven platform with extensive multifamily lending expertise, which melds well with CarVal's investment strategy."

"We are excited to join forces with CarVal as we launch this well-capitalized and synergistic venture," said Angelo LoBosco, Managing Partner at Gryphon. "We look forward to building out the Gryphon-CarVal platform by successfully executing on our investment strategy."

Jim Hopkins, a Principal at Gryphon added, "We believe that the combination of Gryphon and CarVal will be a powerful force in the multifamily bridge loan market."



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New York-based Gryphon Real Estate Capital Partners committed $250m to middle-market loans last year and has enough capital from investors to fund as much as $1bn in loans this year.

“We develop a strategy that fits what the investor needs in terms of risk profile, cash flow and other factors,” said Angelo LoBosco, chief executive of Gryphon, which creates customised debt strategies with middle-market transitional opportunities.

Yields on lower-risk “light” transitional strategies start at Libor plus 350bps from cash-flowing assets, while ground-up construction loans generate higher returns, he said. “Since our roots are in real estate rather than finance, we structure loans that work for the underlying real estate and business plan.”

LoBosco said, at the current point in the market cycle, it is important for debt investors to be prepared to weather adversity. “While it is not our goal, our workout and operating experience allows us to take a property back and manage the value creation if we need to,” he said.

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