Largest Loan in Company History
Stirling Properties commercial real estate company, on behalf of Fremaux Town Center SPE, LLC, is pleased to announce the closing of a $73 million non-recourse loan on Fremaux Town Center in Slidell, Louisiana. This amount marks the largest loan ever closed by Stirling Properties in its 41-year history.
Wells Fargo served as the lender on the 10-year loan. Proceeds from the loan were used to retire two existing construction loans with an aggregate balance of $73.0 million. Earlier this year, Stirling Properties also closed on a $33 million loan with Wells Fargo on the acquisition of Turtle Creek Crossing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
“Wells Fargo continues to be a great resource and financial partner for us, helping us to secure more than $100 million in 2016. Together, with CBL, we are fortunate to have such great partners,” said Townsend Underhill, Stirling Properties Senior Vice President of Development. “Stirling Properties is very pleased to close this loan on Fremaux Town Center, and the clear message it sends about the strength of our markets on South Louisiana.”
“Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Capital Markets group is very happy to close this new 10-year “hybrid” loan with this important relationship. It’s a big win for us when we can both innovate and help our customers succeed,” said Gordon Nicol, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Fremaux Town Center is a roughly 635,000-square-foot regional open-air power and lifestyle shopping center located on more than 80 acres at the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and Fremaux Avenue in Slidell, Louisiana, near the city of New Orleans. Anchor tenants include Dillard’s, Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, LA Fitness, and Best Buy. Junior anchor tenants include T.J. Maxx, Michaels, PetSmart, Ulta Beauty, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, and Forever 21 Red. More than 60 retailers and restaurants occupy the center. Fremaux Town Center is currently 95% leased, and jointly owned by affiliates of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Stirling Properties, LLC.
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