Mesa West's $19.9 Million Loan Used For Complex Recapitalization of 200k SF Atlanta Office Building

Spread the Word
Listed Under

* Mortgage
* Loan
* Financing
* Debt
* Atlanta

* Finance
* Real Estate

* Atlanta - Georgia - US

ATLANTA - Feb. 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Mesa West Capital has provided HighBrook Investment Management with a $19.9 million first mortgage loan for the recapitalization and repositioning of One Live Oak, a 10-story, Class B, 200,417-square-foot office building located in the Buckhead submarket of Atlanta, Georgia.

After acquiring the note on the property in October 2013, HighBrook, a New York-based real estate private equity firm, entered into an agreement with the existing owner to convert its interest to an equity stake in the building.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to finance HighBrook on this deal. They were able to acquire a solid asset at an attractive basis in a thriving submarket of Atlanta,” said Mesa West’s Daniel Tanner, who originated the financing out of the portfolio lender’s New York City office. “The deal was a bit complicated, but we were able to design a creative financing structure that will allow our borrower the flexibility to execute on their business plan.”

Built in 1981 on a two-acre site at 3475 Lennox Road NE, One Live Oak features large rectangular 22,000-square-foot floor plates and an attached seven-story parking garage boasting a ratio of 3.1 per 1,000 feet.  Located in the center of Buckhead’s commercial district, One Live Oak is directly across the street from the recently renovated Lenox Square Mall, an upscale super regional mall.

The building is 56 percent occupied.  UGA Real Estate Foundation is the major tenant where it operates the Terry College of Business.  The new ownership group intends to stabilize the property through an aggressive repositioning plan.   A portion of the loan proceeds will be used for leasing costs and other capital expenditures in order to stabilize the building.

HighBrook was formed in 2010 to capitalize on the growing distress in commercial real estate at the time. The company focuses on value-oriented investment opportunities and often invests in properties that are encumbered by complicated financial structures, such as tenant-in-common structures. The company is currently investing its debut fund, HighBrook Income Property Fund, LP.

About Mesa West Capital, LLC

Los Angeles-based Mesa West Capital ( is a privately held portfolio lender with a current capital base of approximately $3.5 billion. Mesa West has an established debt platform that continues to provide flexible and reliable capital for real estate acquisitions, re-financings and re-capitalizations on office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hotels in the United States.

Bruce Beck
(805) 777-7971
Source:DB&R Marketing Communications, Inc.
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:Mortgage, Loan, Financing, Debt, Atlanta
Industry:Finance, Real Estate
Location:Atlanta - Georgia - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
DB&R Marketing Communications News
Daily News
Weekly News

Daily News
Weekly News
PTC News

Feb 03, 2014 News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share