Dealmaker: Meridian Capital Group Arranges $57M For Georgia Multifamily

Meridian Capital Group, New York, arranged $57 million in financing for Indigo Apartments and Peaks at Gainesville, two Gainesville, Ga., multifamily properties.

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Meridian Senior Managing Director Seth Grossman and Senior Vice President Sarah Kuebler arranged acquisition financing from the company’s San Diego office. A debt fund lender provided two uncrossed, interest-only loans with rates in the very low 3 percent range.

Located at 150 Orchard Brooke Drive in Gainesville, 115-unit Indigo Apartments occupies 12.5 acres. Recent upgrades include a newly renovated clubhouse, an enhanced sundeck and a new outdoor playground.

Peaks at Gainesville at 1000 Lenox Park Drive has 292 units on 28.5 acres behind a controlled access gate.

Both properties are in Hall County, Ga., among the nation’s 50 fastest-growing areas, propelled by a surge in new job creation and the planned Northeast Georgia Inland Port expansion, which will provide a direct link to the Port of Savannah via a Norfolk Southern rail line.

Grossman and Kuebler noted Indigo Apartments and Peaks at Gainesville offered the sponsor an opportunity to invest in assets with room to organically increase rents in a strong submarket with double-digit average annual rent growth over the past five years.