Gold Watch Investment Group www.goldwatchig.com has aligned itself with the Tel Aviv office of global accounting power BDO Seidman www.bdo.com to help bring U.S. developers to the Israeli Bond Market to access a new source of competitive capital. Bond proceeds can be used in many ways, from purchasing existing assets or development projects, to contributing equity on top of traditional bank financing or refinancing more expensive debt.
Scott Westover, Managing Principal of Gold Watch Investment Group negotiated a cash out $13.5 million dollar refinance of the Tri-Palms Country Club located near Palm Springs, California. The transaction was structured with a five year term and floating rate with a 3.75% interest rate floor. The property is a 114 acre resort development with a 27-hole golf course, club house, various club amenities and excess land earmarked for possible future development. Gold Watch Investment Group arranged financing for the borrower through its relationship with an institutional investor.
“By no means was this loan a slam dunk”, said Westover. “These days, Golf courses are a difficult asset class to get financed as golf rounds in America are trending down, maintenance costs are increasing and water restrictions in Southern California are only getting tighter. What made this deal attractive for our lender was the fact that several million dollars in HOA Recreation Fees are being paid to the Club by over 1,800 residents living around the facility. We were able to demonstrate to the lender that HOA revenue was consistent and substantial throughout the economic downturn. This made income from greens fees and the restaurant somewhat secondary.” Mr. Westover added that,”… the financial strength and experience of the borrower coupled with their comprehensive plan to upgrade the facility also helped get the investor over its initial concerns”.
Gold Watch Investment Group represents an all cash Buyer of NNN Retail assets across the country. We are willing to pay Market Price for properties with 10+ yrs on the leases but, the asset needs to truly be “off mkt”. The deal cannot be on LoopNet or other online listing services. Our Client can write an LOI within 48 hours and is specifically seeking:
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