SOURCE: Sonnenblick-Eichner Company

October 10, 2006 11:00 ET

Sonnenblick-Eichner Company Arranges $28 Million of First Mortgage Financing for the Hotel Andra in Seattle, Washington

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Sonnenblick-Eichner Company announced today that it has arranged $28,000,000 of first mortgage financing for the Hotel Andra located in downtown Seattle, Washington. The financing is a 10-year fixed rate loan priced in the low 100 basis point range over the 10-year treasury. The loan, provided by a Wall Street investment bank, is interest only for the first four years and then amortized over a 30-year schedule.

The 10-story, 119-room hotel is located adjacent to Seattle's trendy Belltown, which has become the center of Seattle's residential activity, art galleries and restaurants. The hotel is within walking distance to Seattle's financial and retail districts. The property is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and recently completed a $6 million renovation.

Elliot Eichner, principal of Sonnenblick-Eichner Company commented, "This loan allowed the borrower, who recently stabilized the property after reopening in 2004, to capitalize on the current favorable market conditions to realize pent-up equity created through the successful repositioning of the property."

Patrick Brown, also a principal of Sonnenblick-Eichner Company added, "The loan was competitively bid by multiple institutional lenders evidencing a capital markets trend of continued interest in non-flagged hotel properties. The borrower ultimately chose a loan that significantly increased annual cash flow due to the interest only component of the financing."

About Sonnenblick-Eichner Company

Sonnenblick-Eichner Company (www.sonneich.com) is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment banking firm that specializes in arranging structured finance for acquisition, construction and permanent loans, interim and mezzanine financing as well as joint venture equity transactions. The company is recognized for its expertise in marketing institutional real estate for sale and providing capital for all product types including retail, office, hospitality, industrial, and multifamily properties.

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