Northmarq’s Chicago office facilitates $16.095 million acquisition financing for Walnut Lake Apartments

Walnut Lake Apts
180-unit multifamily property in Urbandale, IA

CHICAGO (June 5, 2024) — Brett Hood, managing director of Northmarq’s Chicago Debt + Equity office, secured the $16,095,000 acquisition financing for Walnut Lake Apartments, a 180-unit, garden-style apartment community located in Urbandale, Iowa.

Northmarq arranged the permanent fixed-rate loan on behalf of the borrower, an affiliate of MLG Capital, through its Freddie Mac Optigo lending platform. MLG Capital, a valued partner and Freddie Mac Select Sponsor, benefited from a transaction structured with a 5-year term, full-term interest only and a fixed interest rate just below 6%. The property is mission-rich, with 100% of units designated at 80% AMI.

Walnut Lake Apartments is located within Urbandale, Iowa, just 14 miles northwest of the Des Moines CBD. Urbandale is the third-largest suburb of Des Moines, conveniently located off I-35, providing residents with excellent access to demand drivers and employment hubs throughout the city and neighboring suburbs. Constructed in 2016, the property offers ample in-unit and community amenities. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, fitness center, dog park, clubhouse/game room, bike rentals, heated garages and a catch-and-release pond.  

Northmarq is a full-service capital markets resource for commercial real estate investors, offering seamless collaboration with top experts in debt, equity, investment sales, loan servicing, and fund management. The company combines industry-leading capabilities with a flexible structure, enabling its national team of experienced professionals to create innovative solutions for clients. Northmarq’s solid foundation and entrepreneurial approach have built an annual transaction volume of more than $39 billion and a loan servicing portfolio of more than $76 billion. Through the 2022 acquisition of Stan Johnson Company, Northmarq established itself as a provider of opportunities across all major asset classes. For more information, visit

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