Gary Tenzer Gary Tenzer

With interest rates increasing, some investors are taking a moment to review their loan portfolio to see where they can mitigate the potential impact of higher rates. G.H. Palmer has been fervently combing through his portfolio for nearly a year—and he has seen big benefits in refinancing early and paying a pre-payment penalty to get into a more profitable loan structure. Gary Tenzer, co-founding principal at George Smith Partners, has been guiding the process. The most recent refinance under this model is the $158.8 million in financing for Colony Townhomes, a 752-unit multifamily property located in the Canyon Country community of Santa Clarita, which GlobeSt.com has learned of exclusively. The new loan replaces a HUD loan, also arranged by Tenzer. It is interest-only and non-recourse at a fixed rate of 4.29% for a 10-year term, and has a 65% loan to value.