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Meridian Capital Group Arranges $22.6 Million for the Refinance of a Retail and Office Portfolio in Long Island

Meridian Capital Group, America’s most active debt broker, arranged $22.6 million in financing for the refinance of a five-property retail and office portfolio located in Long Island.

The seven-year loans, provided by a local balance sheet lender, were negotiated by Meridian Associate and Long Island specialist, Bryan Kallenberg, who is based in the company’s New York City headquarters.

The portfolio consists of four retail strip centers and one office property, located across Long Island and includes Riverhead Commons, Marshalls Center, Wading River Square and Dogwood Professional are single-story retail properties and one three-story office building, occupied by single tenant, Cablevision. The combined square footage of the properties total 140,000 square feet. Notable tenants include Subway, Coldwell Banker, All State, Baskin Robbins, Marshalls, Rite Aid, Sprint, Applebee’s and M&T Bank. Wading River Square, Dogwood Professional and Riverhead Commons were built by the client in the early 1980's. The other two properties, Marshalls Center and Cablevision were acquired in 2007.

“The client needed to refinance an existing $21 million blanket mortgage that was collateralized by all five properties and preferred a local lender, capable of providing five separate loans, one for each property,” explained Mr. Kallenberg. “By leveraging my expertise in the Long Island market, I was able to meet the client’s objectives and obtain $1.6 million in addition proceeds above the principal loan balance being refinanced,” he added. “Meridian secured a seven-year term at a 70% loan-to-value with a fixed rate in the low 4% range.”

Founded in 1991, Meridian Capital Group, LLC is one of the nation's largest commercial real estate finance and advisory firms. Meridian is headquartered in New York with offices in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Florida and California. Working with a broad array of capital providers, Meridian arranges financing for transactions ranging from $1 million to more than $500 million for multifamily, co-op, office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, industrial, healthcare, student housing, self-storage and construction properties.