Boston-Based Vazza Real Estate Group Receives $10.8 Million Financing for Maplewood Apartments in Kentucky


DENVER, CO – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced that it has secured $10.8 million in acquisition financing for Maplewood Apartments, a 292-unit multi-housing community in Louisville, Kentucky.

HFF worked exclusively on behalf of Vazza Real Estate Group (Vazza) to secure the five-year, fixed-rate loan through a national CMBS lender.  The loan provided two years of interest-only, followed by a 30-year amortization schedule.  Vazza plans to invest additional capital into exterior and interior unit upgrades.

Maplewood Apartments is located in the West Buechel neighborhood, approximately 12 miles southeast of downtown Louisville and eight miles east of the Louisville International Airport.    The property is located just a few minutes from major retail centers, employment hubs and highway arteries for ease of access.  Units include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans within varying building configurations, inclusive of 44 townhomes. The property is spread across approximately 13 acres.

The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower consisted of senior director Kristian Lichtenfels.

“This deal checked a lot of boxes for us,” said Stephen F. Vazza, president of Vazza Real Estate Group. “In addition to having great highway access, the property is less than two miles from 2.4 million square feet of retail anchored by Walmart Supercenter and within three miles of major employers, including UPS, Fort Knox, Ford Motor Company, Humana, Norton Kindred and Yum Brands.”

Founded in 1965, the Vazza Real Estate Group is a full-service real estate company based in Boston.  Vazza has developed and operated millions of square feet of commercial real estate and thousands of residential units.