PR Mortgage & Investments Closes Castle Point – 740-unit Apartment Project

PR Mortgage & Investments (PR) is proud to announce the closing of Castle Point Apartments, located just north of the University of Notre Dame. The project was constructed in phases from 1974 to 1980 and has been a landmark in the South Bend community for years.

The acquisition involves about $5 million of rehab including clubhouse renovations, interior unit renovations (lighting, flooring, countertops, appliances), installing new washer and dryers, exteriors renovations, and new carports. The buyer, an affiliate of Metonic Real Estate Solutions, purchased the project with convention bridge financing through Merchants Bank of Indiana, the parent company to PR Mortgage. PR Mortgage refinanced the bridge loan with long-term debt through FHA through their 223 (f) permanent loan program.

“We at PR Mortgage are very pleased to contribute to such a great acquisition strategy. Metonic’s expertise on the construction and management side will allow for a seamless rehab process and ensure the long-term viability of the project for the residents of the South Bend community,” said Mike Dury, COO of PR Mortgage & Investments.

The two-step process allowed Metonic to purchase the project quickly through MBI and then process the loan efficiently through PR Mortgage with FHA to lock in these historically low fixed rates.

“The leverage, fully amortizing debt and non-recourse are very attractive and this two-step loan process is one of the most competitive products on the market,” said Dury.

Metonic Real Estate Solutions is based in Omaha, Nebraska. The principals have participated in the acquisition, financing, asset management and disposition of more than $2 billion of real estate. This is their second project in Indiana. Both projects were financed by PR Mortgage & Investments.

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