SOURCE: NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership

NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership

December 17, 2009 17:48 ET

NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership Announces Closing on the Refinancing of Debt on Eight Multifamily Properties

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - (NYSE Amex: NLP) - NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership (the "Company"), through eight newly formed wholly-owned subsidiaries, has closed on eight mortgage loans from Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. ("HFF") under The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company ("Freddie Mac") CME Program refinancing the Company's mortgage loans in the aggregate amount of $140.0 million from The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company ("Northwestern"). The Northwestern loans were scheduled to mature in the first quarter of 2015 and were secured by the Company's Park Place, Willow Lake and Willows of Plainview properties located in Louisville, Kentucky, its Lake Clearwater and Castle Creek properties located in Indianapolis, Indiana, its Grove at Whitworth and Grove at Richland properties located in Nashville, Tennessee and its Grove at Swift Creek property located in Richmond, Virginia (the "Eight Properties"). The new loans from HFF/Freddie Mac are secured by the Eight Properties, and total approximately $156.0 million, carry a 5.40% fixed rate of annual interest, have a 30-year amortization and a 10-year term.

The Company used the proceeds of the new loans, in part, to retire the Northwestern loans (together with a prepayment premium in an amount equal to 3% of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the Northwestern loans), to pay down the Company's line of credit from PNC Bank, National Association, and to provide funds for working capital and for capital improvements at the Company's existing multifamily and commercial properties.

About NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership

The Company directly, as a tenant in common with unaffiliated co-owners, or as a majority joint venture partner with an affiliate, currently owns twenty-four properties comprised of fourteen multifamily properties, seven office buildings and business centers and three retail properties. The properties are located in and around Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, Nashville and Cordova, Tennessee, Richmond, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, Indianapolis, Indiana and Atlanta, Georgia. The Company's limited partnership units are listed on the NYSE - Amex platform under the trading symbol of "NLP."

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Gregory A. Wells
    Executive Vice President and CFO
    10172 Linn Station Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40223
    (502) 426-4800