Pacifica Companies, LLC, San Diego, Monday afternoon was declared the winning bidder on a Fannie Mae bulk REO portfolio, paying just $12.3 million for a package of 699 Florida properties valued at $81.5 million.
The deal marks the first bulk REO pilot sale entered into by a GSE under the auspices of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
However, in a statement, Fannie’s regulator actually values the deal at $78.1 million, taking into account terms where the GSE must also receive $49.3 million of additional revenue from a limited liability company that will own the single-family units.
In total, Fannie will receive 95.8% of the estimated value of the foreclosed homes which are located in Florida, the agency estimates. The units are occupied by a tenant or vacant.
Pacifica is entitled to an asset management fee of 20% on the units it owns.
FHFA has been negotiating with multiple bidders for several weeks now and was supposed to announce a winning bidder by the end of August.
In a statement the agency notes that the transaction is subject to “post closing conditions” which includes restrictions on how quickly the properties can be sold.