Seattle, Wash. – August 9, 2019 – CBRE has brokered a $160 million permanent loan for McKenzie Seattle, a distinctive elliptical 40-story, luxury 450-unit for rent residential tower. David Stinebaugh and Mark Capeloto of CBRE’s Seattle office represented the owner.
The fixed rate 10-year loan was applied for and closed as the property was approaching stabilized occupancy. Northwestern Mutual L(fe Insurance Company provided the financing. The borrower is a subsidiary of Clise Properties, a 130-year old family-owned company based in Seattle.
“McKenzie’s prime location, luxury units, amenities and strong lease-up attracted fierce competition for the opportunity to finance this exceptional property,” said Stinebaugh. “Combined with the chance to partner with a prominent local real estate company like Clise Properties, this was a rare opportunity.”
The quality of McKenzie and its ownership allowed for an accelerated transaction time of less than 60 days from application to loan closing.
Located at 2202 8th Avenue, McKenzie Seattle was completed in August 2018 and includes 450 luxury studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom penthouse units and 379 parking spaces. Units have 360-degree city views and five-star amenities, which include a 39th floor fitness center, 40th floor common area with deck, private spa retreat and 24/7 tenant concierge. Wild Ginger, one of Seattle’s best known and highly regarded restaurants, occupies the ground floor retail space. The property is also located within two blocks of Amazon’s corporate headquarters and “Spheres” landmark.
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