3650 REIT Originates $87.9 Million Construction Loan for Luxury Condominium Project in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3650 REIT, a balance-sheet lender focused on creating long-term
relationships by originating, servicing and asset managing long- and
short-term fixed-rate commercial real estate loans through maturity, has
originated an $87.9 million construction loan to a joint venture between
Pearlstone Partners and Newgard Development Group for the development of
48 East, a 33-story, state-of-the-art property located in Austin, Texas.

48 East will feature 249 luxury units, 274 parking spaces across nine
levels, and high-end amenities including a rooftop pool, viewing deck,
and modern fitness facility. The building has been strategically
designed with smaller units beginning at 456 square feet, and averaging
851 square feet, to lower the barrier to entry for young professionals
and families interested in owning a residence in downtown Austin. With
this single-source stretch senior loan, the sponsors will now have the
flexible capital necessary to execute their unique business plan and
meet the needs of the Austin community.

“This loan afforded us the opportunity to provide capital to a strong
joint-venture sponsorship encompassing both local market knowledge and
high-rise expertise to develop this transformative project in Central
Austin,” said Jonathan Roth, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 3650
REIT. “The affordability of the units at 48 East in tandem with its
superior amenities and prime location near Rainey Street and Lady Bird
Lake, as well diverse dining and nightlife options, should help generate
substantial demand for units at the property.”

Located just steps from Rainey Street, which is a popular destination
for locals featuring over 25 restaurants, food trucks and nightlife
options packed densely along 1,200 square feet, 48 East will accommodate
the lifestyles of young professionals. Rainey Street was re-zoned as
part of Austin’s central business district in 2004, since becoming a
prominent destination for tourists and locals alike. Austin provides
ample opportunities for young professionals, and is home to several
major corporations including Dell, Inc., Whole Foods Market, and ABM
Industries.

“3650 REIT’s real estate expertise and ability to provide flexible
financing solutions, combined with our strategic partnership with
Newgard and specialization in Austin will enable us to bring to market a
first-class project that will resonate with and meet the needs of the
local market,” said Robert Lee, CEO at Pearlstone Partners.

Newgard Development Group President Harvey Hernandez stated, “Securing
this loan allows us to advance our plan to create a state-of-the-art
property in a prime location that will grace Austin for generations to
come. We are pleased to once again partner with the experienced finance
professionals at 3650 REIT, who understand our unique needs and are
serious about building strong, long-term relationships with their
clients.”

Mike Guterman at Highland Realty Capital, a leading California-based
commercial real estate finance firm, was responsible for arranging the
financing along with John Ghiselli from Waterloo Real Estate Investments.

About 3650 REIT

3650 (“Thirty-Six Fifty”) REIT is a balance-sheet lender focused on
creating long-term relationships by originating, servicing and asset
managing long- and short-term fixed-rate commercial real estate loans
through maturity. 3650 REIT’s highly differentiated lending process,
national scale and vertically integrated platform enable it to deliver
tailored financing solutions, high-touch service and reliable,
customer-focused outcomes. Co-Founders and Managing Partners Toby Cobb,
Justin Kennedy and Jonathan Roth have played leading roles in the
evolution of the CRE debt markets with track records of success across
CRE lending, mortgage banking, capital markets, loan servicing and
distressed credit management. Headquartered in Miami, Florida with
offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles, 3650 REIT is well
positioned to lend on properties located throughout the country. For
more information, visit: www.3650REIT.com.

About Pearlstone Partners

Pearlstone Partners is a real estate development firm with over 100
years of combined experience in the Austin market. The company has been
responsible for more than $200 million in locally developed real estate
and has more than $400 million actively invested. Pearlstone engages in
the economic development of the Central Texas area by creating
high-quality, profitable real estate development projects. Pearlstone
develops investment opportunities by expanding the local market’s real
estate offerings, and sustains a long-term market position for
themselves and their clients. For more information, visit www.pearlstonepartners.com.

About Newgard Development Group

Founded by Harvey Hernandez, Newgard’s highly skilled associates bring
more than 50 years of combined experience in development, design,
marketing and construction. Hallmarks of the Newgard approach to
forward-thinking development include innovative luxury buildings in
desirable, centrally located neighborhoods, pedestrian-oriented
lifestyles and cutting edge amenities. Property designs reflect a
commitment to relevant architectural detailing and the attitudes of
residents and business users. The Newgard dedication to quality extends
to its professional construction team, insuring superior attention to
detail, exceptional finishes and timely completion. Newgard’s recent
projects include Gale Residences Ft. Lauderdale Beach, BrickellHouse,
Centro, One Flagler among others. Learn more at www.newgardgroup.com.

Contacts

Media:
Greg Michaels, ICR for 3650 REIT
[email protected]
| 646-677-1836

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