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$26 Million Debt Financing Smoothes Acquisition of Westlake Village Retail Center

Real estate brokerage firm CBRE has provided $25.9 million in debt financing toward the acquisition of North Ranch Gateway retail center in Westlake Village, according to a company announcement on Tuesday. Shaun Moothart, Dana Summers, Bruce Francis, Bob Ybarra and Doug Birrell of CBRE’s Debt and Structured Finance team negotiated the floating-rate finance. Florida real estate firm Sterling Organization, a vertically integrated private equity real estate firm with over 10 million square feet of retail assets under management, bought North Ranch Gateway, an 86,520-square-foot shopping center at 30805 and 30895 Thousand Oaks Blvd. for $35 million in 2018 on behalf of its managed funds. “The closing of this loan for North Ranch Gateway was the 35th retail transaction our team has closed in the last 12 months and exemplifies strong lender demand for high-quality real estate owned by world-class institutional sponsors such as Sterling Organization,” Moothart said in a statement. The retail center, which recently underwent renovations, is anchored by a TJ Maxx and was 78 percent occupied at the closing of the financing.

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.

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