Los Angeles, CA (January 27, 2017) — Mesa West provided a joint venture of Citivest Commercial and Tallen Capital Partners with a $35.75 million first mortgage loan to refinance and reposition the Rossmoor Shopping Center in Walnut Creek.
The sponsor acquired the property in 2012 and is moving forward with an extensive City-approved redevelopment plan that will include upgrading the exterior façade, expanding the inline space and adding new retail pads. The improvements will create an additional 27,000 square feet of net rentable area to the existing 108,000-square-foot grocery anchored retail center. The sponsor plans to leverage the planned improvements to roll existing leases to market and build on current leasing momentum, which includes new leases for future pad space with CVS and Starbucks.
The property was financed with a five-year, non-recourse, floating rate loan, according to Mesa West Principal Steve Fried, who along with Associate Seth Hall originated the financing.
About Mesa West Capital, LLC
Mesa West Capital (www.mesawestcapital.com) is a privately held debt fund manager and portfolio lender with more than $4.5 billion in assets under management. With offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, Mesa West has been one of the leading providers of commercial real estate debt since its founding in 2004. Mesa West provides non-recourse first mortgage loans for core/core-plus, value-added or transitional properties throughout the United States. Mesa West’s lending portfolio includes all major property types with loan sizes ranging from $20 million up to $300 million. Since inception, the firm has sourced and closed more than 245 transactions totaling in excess of $10 billion.