Seven Hills Realty Trust Closes $18.0 Million Bridge Loan to Finance the Acquisition of a Student Housing Property at Iowa State University

NEWTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seven Hills Realty Trust (Nasdaq:SEVN) today announced the closing of an $18.0 million first mortgage floating-rate bridge loan to finance the acquisition of Aspen Ames, a 422 bed student housing property located at 3306 Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa, near the Iowa State University campus.

An initial advance of approximately $17.7 million was funded at closing with future advances of approximately $300,000 available for capital expenditures. The loan is structured with a three-year initial term and two one-year extension options, subject to the borrower meeting certain requirements. SEVN’s manager, Tremont Realty Capital, was introduced to the transaction by Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, which advised the sponsor, Centurion Property Group.

Tom Lorenzini, President of SEVN, made the following statement:

“We continue to increase and diversify SEVN’s investment portfolio with the closing of a first mortgage loan for the acquisition of Aspen Ames, a student housing community that is 100% leased and well located less than a mile from Iowa State University’s campus. Our deal pipeline remains strong and we have an excellent opportunity to build on our momentum and expand SEVN’s origination volume as we continue our focus on middle market and transitional commercial mortgage lending.”

Seven Hills Realty Trust (Nasdaq:SEVN) is a real estate finance company that originates and invests in first mortgage loans secured by middle market and transitional commercial real estate. SEVN is managed by Tremont Realty Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of The RMR Group LLC. The RMR Group LLC is an alternative asset management company, majority owned by The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq:RMR), with over $32 billion in assets under management and 35 years of institutional experience in buying, selling, financing and operating commercial real estate. For more information about SEVN, please visit

Tremont Realty Capital is a direct lender that originates and invests in loans secured by middle market and transitional commercial real estate. For more information about Tremont Realty Capital please visit


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Kevin Barry, Director, Investor Relations

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