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NEWTON, Mass., March 25, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seven Hills Realty Trust (Nasdaq: SEVN) today announced the closing of two first mortgage bridge loans in an aggregate principal amount of $53.3 million with aggregate initial advances of $49.2 million.
SEVN closed a $37.3 million first mortgage floating-rate bridge loan to finance the acquisition of Aspen Heights, a 958-bed student housing property located in Starkville, Mississippi, near the Mississippi State University campus. The loan is structured with a three-year initial term and two one-year extension options, subject to the borrower meeting certain requirements. SEVN’s manager, Tremont Realty Capital, was introduced to the transaction by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, which advised the sponsor, Centurion Property Group.
SEVN also closed a $16.0 million first mortgage floating-rate bridge loan to refinance Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza, an 86,000 square foot shopping center located in Delray Beach, Florida. The loan is structured with a two-year initial term and two one-year extension options, subject to the borrower meeting certain requirements. Tremont Realty Capital was introduced to the transaction by Concord Summit Capital, which advised the sponsor, Berta Management of Florida.
Tom Lorenzini, President of SEVN, made the following statement:
"Our recent investment activity continues to demonstrate our ability to originate loans secured by high-quality, diverse assets by leveraging our strong network of industry relationships. The Aspen Heights loan was made to a repeat sponsor of ours to finance the acquisition of a student housing community located less than one mile from Mississippi State University’s campus. We also added a new sponsor to our portfolio with the refinancing of a shopping center in the densely populated Delray Beach submarket, anchored by Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS and a future Starbucks. We are encouraged by the number of investment opportunities we are seeing from new and existing relationships that fit our investment objective of balancing capital preservation with attractive, risk adjusted returns."
About Seven Hills Realty Trust
Seven Hills Realty Trust (Nasdaq: SEVN) is a real estate finance company that originates and invests in first mortgage loans secured by middle market and transitional commercial real estate. SEVN is managed by Tremont Realty Capital, an affiliate of The RMR Group (Nasdaq: RMR), a leading U.S. alternative asset management company with over $33 billion in assets under management and more than 35 years of institutional experience in buying, selling, financing and operating commercial real estate. For more information about SEVN, please visit www.sevnreit.com.
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This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other securities laws. Also, whenever SEVN uses words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "will," "may" and negatives or derivatives of these or similar expressions, SEVN is making forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon SEVN’s present intent, beliefs or expectations, but forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in or implied by SEVN’s forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond SEVN’s control. For example:
This press release references recent loans closed and future plans to pursue its investment objective, including the strong flow of investment opportunities from new and existing relationships that fit its investment objective, which may imply that SEVN will close additional loans, that it will achieve its investment objective and that its business will continue to improve as a result. However, SEVN’s business and ability to execute loans and realize its investment objective are subject to various risks, including the competitive nature of the industry in which it operates, as well as other factors, many of which are outside its control, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. These risks and other factors may prevent SEVN from successfully closing additional loans, executing its business plans and realizing its investment objective. Further, once SEVN invests or commits its remaining capital, its ability to continue to grow and fund loans will be subject to its ability to obtain additional cost-effective capital or to redeploy proceeds from repayments of its loan investments. Additionally, any growth of its loan portfolio may not benefit SEVN if, for example, SEVN does not realize the returns it expects from that growth.
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A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the Nasdaq.
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Kevin Barry, Director, Investor Relations