Bank of America Provides Refinancing for The Summit in Alabama

by Katie Sloan

Birmingham, Ala. — Bank of America has funded the refinancing of The Summit, a 1 million-square-foot trophy retail development in Birmingham.

Built in phases in 1997 and 2009, The Summit’s retail tenant roster includes Apple, Trader Joe’s, Restoration Hardware, Carmike Cinemas, Bed Bath & Beyond, lululemon athletica, Anthropologie and West Elm. Restaurant tenants include P.F. Chang’s, Seasons 52, Cheesecake Factory, Macaroni Grill and California Pizza Kitchen.

Situated on 102 acres at 125 Summit Blvd., The Summit is bordered by U.S. 280, I-459 and Cahaba Heights Road and was 99 percent leased at the time of financing. Jim Curtin led HFF’s debt placement team to place the 10-year, fixed-rate loan through Bank of America. The loan amount was not disclosed.

The borrowing entity, a partnership between The Summit’s developer Bayer Properties LLC and Institutional Mall Investors LLC, which is a co-investment venture between Miller Capital Advisory Inc. and CalPERS, will use the loan proceeds to refinance an existing loan.

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