Originator: Jon Wagenknecht

Challenge: This Section 232(f) refinancing was initially rejected by HUD’s underwriting staff when the 2008 economic downturn reduced the property’s occupancy from 95 percent to below 85 percent.

Solution: Wagenknecht, recognizing the vacancy issue as a temporary phenomenon, resubmitted the refinancing application a year later, when the property’s owners were able to boost occupancy back near pre-recession levels. HUD approved the transaction, and now ownership is working with Wagenknecht to refinance another property in its portfolio.

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