Commercial Defeasance Facilitates The Groves Defeasance With Unique Bonds

Orlando, F L – February 5, 2009 – Commercial Defeasance, LLC recently facilitated a $6.3 million defeasance transaction for Balestra Capital Ltd., a hedge fund company based in New York. The transaction allowed the company to sell The Groves, a 441 unit manufactured housing property, for $13.5 million. A unique aspect of this defeasance was the use of Agency for International Development (AID) bonds that saved The Groves $100,000 on the cost of the defeasance compared to a portfolio of traditional agency bonds, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities.

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