Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BRG) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementITEM 1.01
The information in this Report set forth under Item 2.03 is incorporated herein by reference.
|ITEM 2.03||CREATION OF A DIRECT FINANCIAL OBLIGATION OR AN OBLIGATION UNDER AN OFF BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENT OF REGISTRANT|
Entry into Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility with KeyBank National Association
On October 4, 2017, Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (the “Company”), through its operating partnership, Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the “Operating Partnership”), entered into a credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with KeyBank National Association (“KeyBank”) as both agent and lender, and the other lender parties thereto (together with KeyBank and any other lenders that may become parties, the “Lenders”).
The Credit Agreement provides for a senior secured revolving credit facility with an initial commitment amount of $150 million, which commitment may be increased under certain circumstances up to a maximum total commitment of $250 million (the “Credit Facility”). The availability of borrowings under the Credit Facility will be based on the value of a pool of eligible multifamily real estate assets owned, directly or indirectly and from time to time, by the Operating Partnership (each such eligible multifamily real estate asset, a “Collateral Property,” and such pool of eligible multifamily real estate assets, the “Collateral Pool”), and compliance with various ratios related to those assets as set forth in the Credit Agreement. The Collateral Properties comprising the Collateral Pool at any point in time constitute security for all of the then outstanding borrowings (and/or the subsidiary guaranty of such borrowings) under the Credit Facility.
The Company has guaranteed the obligations of the Operating Partnership under the Credit Agreement to a guaranty (the “Guaranty”), and the Company, the Operating Partnership and the Company’s external manager, BRG Manager, LLC (the “Manager”), have subordinated their interests in the Management Agreement to which each is a party to a subordination of advisory contract (the “Subordination of Advisory Contract”). The Credit Facility is further evidenced by a series of three promissory notes (the “Notes”), each issued by the Operating Partnership to one of the three initial Lenders, and will hereafter be evidenced and/or secured by an Environmental Compliance and Indemnity Agreement and by various property-specific instruments, including deeds of trust, mortgages, assignments of leases and rents, assignment of contracts, and assignments of management agreements. The proceeds of loans made under the Credit Facility may be used, among other things, to finance the acquisition of properties and redevelopment and/or development projects, to fund capital and construction expenditures, tenant improvements, leasing commissions and property and equipment acquisitions, and for general working capital purposes.
The initial term of the Credit Facility is thirty-six (36) months from the closing date, maturing on October 4, 2020, which may be extended by one 12-month period subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including payment of an extension fee equal to 0.15% of the total commitment amount in effect on the then-applicable maturity date. Amounts owed under the Credit Facility will be evidenced by promissory notes that will each be substantially similar, other than identification of each Lender and the amount committed by such Lender. The Credit Agreement also provides the Operating Partnership with the ability to obtain letters of credit of up to $50 million in the aggregate. Amounts borrowed under the Credit Facility may be repaid and reborrowed, subject to the terms of the Credit Agreement, and are determined from time to time by book entry.
Borrowings under the Credit Facility may be undertaken as either base rate loans or, subject to various limitations, LIBOR based loans. Such borrowings will bear interest at a variable rate per annum based on an applicable margin that varies based on the ratio of consolidated total indebtedness and the consolidated total asset value of the Company, the Operating Partnership, and their subsidiaries as disclosed in the periodic compliance certificate provided to KeyBank each quarter, plus, as applicable, either (i) LIBOR, as applicable to the currency being borrowed, in the case of LIBOR based borrowings or (ii) a “base rate” equal to the greater of (a) KeyBank’s “prime rate,” (b) 0.5% above the Federal Funds Effective Rate, or (c) 1.0% above one-month LIBOR, in the case of base rate borrowings. The applicable interest rate margin will initially be determined based on a range from 0.80% to 1.45% per annum with respect to base rate borrowings and 1.80% to 2.45% per annum with respect to LIBOR borrowings.
The Credit Agreement requires the payment of various fees, including an unused fee per annum of 0.25% of the unused balance of the Credit Facility if the unused balance is less than 50%, and an unused fee per annum of 0.20% of the unused balance of the Credit Facility if the unused balance is greater than or equal to 50%.
The Operating Partnership may reduce the amount committed under the Credit Facility in minimum increments of $25 million, and may repay outstanding borrowings thereunder, in whole or in part, at any time without premium or penalty, other than customary “breakage” costs payable on LIBOR borrowings.
The Credit Agreement requires the Operating Partnership, on behalf of itself and in certain circumstances the Company, to make certain customary representations and warranties. The Credit Agreement also imposes certain affirmative and negative covenants on the Company and the Operating Partnership, including restrictive covenants with respect to, among other things, maintenance of the Company’s REIT status, indebtedness, liens, investments, mergers and asset sales, and distributions, as well as financial covenants requiring the Company and the Operating Partnership to maintain, among other things, ratios related to leverage, secured leverage, liquidity and unencumbered debt service, as well as a minimum consolidated tangible net worth and a maximum collateral loan to value ratio.
The terms of the Credit Agreement also provide for events of default relating to customary matters, including, among other things, payment defaults, covenant defaults, acceleration of other indebtedness, bankruptcy events, and change of control events. If an event of default shall occur and be continuing under the Credit Facility,the commitments thereunder may be terminated and the principal amount outstanding under the Credit Facility, together with all accrued and unpaid interest and other amounts owing in respect thereof, may be declared immediately due and payable by the Lenders.
The foregoing description of the Credit Facility, the Credit Agreement, the Guaranty, the Subordination of Advisory Contract and the Notes is a summary, and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Guaranty, the Notes, and the Subordination of Advisory Contract, copies of which are filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1, Exhibit 10.2, Exhibits 10.3 through 10.5, and Exhibit 10.6, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
|10.1||Credit Agreement by and among Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P. as Parent Borrower, the other borrowers from time to time party thereto, Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. as Guarantor, KeyBank National Association, and the other lenders party thereto, dated as of October4,2017|
|10.2||Guaranty by Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. to and for the benefit of KeyBank National Association, dated as of October 4, 2017|
|10.3||$50,000,000 Note by Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P. to and for the benefit of KeyBank National Association, dated as of October 4, 2017|
|10.4||$50,000,000 Note by Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P. to and for the benefit of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., dated as of October 4, 2017|
|10.5||$50,000,000 Note by Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P. to and for the benefit of Bank of America, N.A., dated as of October 4, 2017|
|10.6||Subordination of Advisory Contract by Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P. and Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. to and for the benefit of KeyBank National Association, dated as of October 4, 2017|
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About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BRG)
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The Company’s business consists of investing in and operating multifamily communities. The Company operates through real estate assets segment. Its businesses are conducted through its operating partnership, Bluerock Residential Holdings, L.P. Its principal business objective is to generate risk-adjusted investment returns by assembling a portfolio of apartment properties located in growth markets and by implementing its investment strategies to achieve sustainable long-term growth in both its funds from operations and net asset value. The Company’s portfolio consists of interests in over 20 properties (over 10 operating and approximately six development properties). Its other acquired properties include Springhouse, North Park Towers, Alexan CityCentre, ARIUM Grandewood, Alexan Southside Place, Cheshire Bridge, Sovereign, Flagler Village and Lake Boone Trail.