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News Release: MidCap Financial Closes First Mortgage Loan on a Medical Office Building in San Francisco, CA


Photo courtesy of Seavest

BETHESDA, MD, March 18, 2019 – MidCap Financial (“MidCap”), a leading commercial finance company focused on middle market transactions, today announced that it closed a transaction with Seavest Healthcare Properties LLC (“Seavest”), a real estate investment management firm focused on the medical office and outpatient facility sector.  In June 2018, MidCap provided a $37,150,000 floating rate first mortgage loan to finance Seavest’s acquisition of 939 Ellis Street, a vacant seven-story, 87,190 rentable square foot office building located in the Van Ness Corridor of San Francisco, California.

The property benefitted from a commitment from Kaiser Permanente for a long-term lease of approximately 50 percent of the rentable space, but that commitment was subject to the successful rezoning of the property from commercial office to medical office use.  MidCap was uniquely well equipped to assess the healthcare and legal dynamics based on its strong sector expertise.  MidCap tailored the loan to finance the acquisition of the vacant office building, allow for flexibility during the zoning approval process, and provide future funds for tenant improvements, leasing commissions and interest shortfalls, all on a non-recourse basis.

On March 7, 2019 the San Francisco Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Seavest’s application for a health services conditional use permit for the building.  As such, Seavest now owns an institutional quality medical office building anchored by one of the leading health systems in the country, located in a market with very limited large blocks of space because of low vacancy rates, high rents and city restrictions limiting new development.

According to David Braunstein, Seavest Vice President of Acquisitions, “We looked long and hard at this and determined the entitlement risk was worth it. We were able to structure this project with downside protection in the event we were unsuccessful.  As a result of being successful in that process, we now have what we call a very strategic medical asset for best-in-class health systems and providers. MidCap has proven to be an ideal partner for this complex transaction.  MidCap demonstrated creativity in structuring the loan to enhance Seavest’s business plan.”

About MidCap Financial

MidCap Financial is a middle market-focused, specialty finance firm that provides senior debt solutions to businesses across all industries throughout North America.  The firm’s years of experience, strong balance sheet, and flexibility make it a lender of choice for companies across all stages of growth and complexity. MidCap Financial’s debt solutions focus in five areas:

  • Asset Based Lending – asset-based revolving loans and term loans collateralized by accounts receivable, inventory and other tangible and intangible assets;
  • Leverage Lending – leverage based loans to companies backed by private equity sponsors;
  • Life Sciences Lending – loans to VC-backed and public pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies;
  • Real Estate Lending – loans to developers and operators of commercial, residential and healthcare real estate;
  • Lender Finance – term loans and revolving credit facilities to consumer and commercial finance lenders.

MidCap Financial refers to MidCap FinCo Designated Activity Company, a private limited company domiciled in Ireland, and its subsidiaries, including MidCap Financial Services, LLC.  MidCap Financial Services, LLC employs all personnel and provides sourcing, due diligence and portfolio management services to MidCap FinCo Designated Activity Company pursuant to a services agreement.  MidCap Financial is managed by Apollo Capital Management, L.P., a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, pursuant to an investment management agreement between Apollo Capital Management, L.P. and MidCap FinCo Designated Activity Company. Loans to CA residents issued under California Financing Law License No. 60DBO 45424, 60DBO 45427, 60DBO 45431, 60DBO 45435, 60DBO 45439, 60DBO 49531 or 603I389.

Additional information about MidCap Financial can be found at www.midcapfinancial.com


Contact:                MidCap Financial Services, LLC

Kevin McMeen, President – Real Estate




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