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Kolman steps on the gas for 1031 auto investor

Eastern Union arranged financing for the $16.9 million sale of the 600,000 s/f Magna International portfolio, a group of four automobile parts manufacturing facilities situated in multiple locations in Iowa.

Abe Kolman, a senior loan analyst with Eastern Union, delivered loans facilitating the sale of the properties by Toronto-based Granite REIT America to Beau Pere Real Estate LLC of Elmsford, NY.


The buyer faced the imminent expiration of capital gains tax benefits associated with a Section 1031 exchange. Kolman arranged the approval within a three-and-a-half-week period.

The properties faced various environmental issues and were subject to short-term leases.

Kolman secured a 4.5 percent interest rate with a four-year term on two parcels with only four years left on their leases.

He also arranged for a 4.75 percent interest rate with a seven-year term on the two other associated sites, which had seven years remaining on their leases.

The transaction was closed with a loan-to-value ratio of 75 percent, with financing provided by Bank of the West.

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