Kefren Properties was a bank workout mandate where Cromwell was appointed by Barclays Capital and the Sponsor to manage a sell-down and auction process of a portfolio, due to a stressed ICR, in a part CMBS structure with LTV default.
The portfolio comprised 150+ mixed use assets located throughout Sweden, totalling 830,000 sq m and accommodating in excess of 2,100 tenants.
Having been appointed in April 2010, the Swedish asset management team had sold all of the assets by December 2011, undertaking 445 new lettings and lease renewals (totalling 176,000 sq m) during this 18 month period. This leasing activity generated new and renewed annual rental income of €13.6 million, equating to a 16% increase, and occupancy in the portfolio was increased by more than 21%.
The outcome for the Kefren Properties bondholders was full recovery of the Senior Loan and part recovery of the Junior Loan, returning €450 million to debt holders.