The private equity firm recently obtained a $415 million first mortgage from Barclays and Morgan Stanley; proceeds, along with $125 million of mezzanine loans, will be used to repay existing debt of $512 million that was securitized in two prior deals.
It has obtained a $1.2 billion loan on Atlantis Paradise from Citigroup and Goldman Sachs that will be used as collateral for an offering of mortgage bonds; proceeds will be used to repay existing debt and cash out $149 million of equity.
Aluko counsels clients on legal aspects of investment management, private investment funds including real estate funds, private equity funds, and hedge funds, derivatives, and regulatory matters; he joins the firm from SECOR Asset Management.
Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding grew $44.3 billion during the first three months of 2018, the largest first-quarter gain since before the Great Recession, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
La Quinta is spinning off a portfolio of 2014 hotels into a real estate investment trust called CorePoint; the REIT obtained a $1.035 billion mortgage from JPMorgan Chase that is being used as collateral for mortgage bonds.
The 10-year, fixed-rate term of the $1.75 billion interest-only loan may raise some eyebrows, though the owners still have "implied equity" of $1.7 billion in the 2.2 million square foot property, per Moody's Investors Service.
The $278.3 million RCMF 2018-FL2 also has unusually heavy exposure to apartment buildings, offices and industrial properties that are either vacant or have low occupancy levels, according to Kroll Bond Rating Agency.