DALLAS – April 29 , 2013 – ORIX Municipal Finance (ORIX), an active investor and proprietary lender to the public and private sectors, announced today that it has provided a $41 million non-recourse loan to fund the construction of a 147-room Hilton Garden Inn and a 172-room Residence Inn by Marriott in Redondo Beach, California. The hotel campus will be constructed over a 13-month period with both hotels scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. The development is a public-private partnership between Mogul Capital, LLC and Trancas Retail Center Fund, LLC from Park City, UT and the City of Redondo Beach, where the City will provide a ground lease for the land used for hotel parking and pledge up to 40 years of the hotels’ transient occupancy taxes as security for the construction loan. Summit DCK of Phoenix, AZ will construct the hotels and Evolution Hospitality of San Clemente, CA will provide management oversight for the operations of the hotels after completion of construction.
“This is ORIX’s first new hotel construction loan since the economic downturn of 2007 and is indicative of our company’s interest in becoming a more active lender in this space,” said Lisa Sexton, director of ORIX.
“Because we invest our own capital, ORIX offers more flexibility to borrowers, such as non-recourse loans with higher leverage, prepayment options and longer terms,” added Sexton. “The three-to-seven year loans offered by ORIX may eliminate the need for hotel developers to obtain multiple, costly refinancings during the ramp-up period for their projects.”
ORIX is particularly interested in loans for public-private partnerships in amounts of $10 to $50 million; however, larger loans will also be considered.
“An added benefit offered by ORIX is the ability to help hotel developers identify and maximize public support for projects, such as tax rebates, credits or abatements that can be pledged to projects,” added Sexton. “Our experience working with municipalities equips us to help hotel sponsors uncover value that more traditional lenders might not recognize or accept.”
About ORIX Municipal Finance Group
ORIX Munidipal Finance Group, a business unit of ORIX USA, has specialty lending capabilities in the hospitality and real estate areas in addition to all forms of municipal transactions. The Group uses its experience, resources and risk management and trading skills to be an active investor in, and proprietary lender to, the public, private and nonprofit sectors. test.orix.com/business-units/municipal-investments/.
ORIX USA is a Dallas-based financial conglomerate with more than 1,400 employees and primary offices in Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Columbus and Minneapolis. ORIX USA holds approximately $6 billion of assets and manages an additional $25 billion. ORIX USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation, a Tokyo-based, publicly owned international financial services company with operations in 28 countries worldwide. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo (8591) and New York Stock Exchange (IX). test.orix.com