|EX-99.1 - PRESS RELEASE - Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.||dex991.htm|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act Of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 17, 2011
Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
11465 SUNSET HILLS ROAD, 4TH FLOOR
RESTON, VIRGINIA 20910
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (703) 883-1700
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions ( See General Instruction A.2. below):
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
The disclosures set forth in Item 2.03 to this report are incorporated into this Item 1.01 by reference.
|Item 2.03||Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant|
On February 11, 2011, Comstock Cascades II, L.C. (the Borrower), a subsidiary of Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc. (the Company), entered into a Loan Agreement (the Cardinal Loan Agreement) with Cardinal Bank (Lender) pursuant to which the Borrower obtained an Eleven Million Dollar ($11,000,000) multi-family construction loan and mortgage with a five year term (the Cardinal Loan). Proceeds from the Cardinal Loan shall (i) fund the construction of a 103 unit apartment project located in the Cascades master planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia (the Cascades Apartments) and (ii) retire existing indebtedness of the Company owed to M and T Bank (M&T) having a maturity date of February 14, 2011 and which was secured by a first deed of trust on the real property upon which the Cascades Apartments will be constructed.
The Cardinal Loan, secured by a new first deed of trust on the property, has an initial interest rate of Prime plus two percent (2%), with an interest rate floor of six and one-half percent (6.5%), converted after eighteen (18) months to four hundred twenty-five (425) basis points over the five (5) year swap rate with an interest rate floor of five percent (5%) and a ceiling of eight percent (8%). Under the terms of the Cardinal Loan Agreement, the Cardinal Loan shall be amortized in accordance with a 5.5%, 25-year schedule, with amortization to begin eighteen (18) months after the Cardinal Loan closing and has a two percent (2%) prepayment penalty if paid within the first or second year of the Cardinal Loan and a one percent (1%) prepayment penalty if retired in the third or fourth year of the Cardinal Loan. The Cardinal Loan requires debt service coverage (DCR) of (i) 1.0 to 1.0 no later than twenty-four (24) months from the date of the Cardinal Loan closing, (ii) 1.15 DCR no later than thirty-six (36) months from the date of Cardinal Loan closing, and (iii) 1.25 DCR no later than forty-eight (48) months from the date of the Cardinal Loan closing. The Company has fully guaranteed the Cardinal Loan. Christopher Clemente, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Gregory Benson, the Chief Operating Officer of the Company (each an Officer), also provided a limited guaranty in connection with the Cardinal Loan of up to Six Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,800,000), subject to further reduction upon the satisfaction of certain enumerated conditions set forth in the Cardinal Loan Agreement.
In connection with the Officers limited guaranty of the Cardinal Loan, and in connection with the Companys entry into a loan with Eagle Bank more fully discussed in the Companys Form 8-K filed on February 2, 2011 (the Eagle Bank Loan), the Officers and the Company entered into a Credit Enhancement and Indemnification Agreement on February 17, 2011 (the Indemnification Agreement) providing for full indemnification of the Officers by the Company against future losses incurred as a result of their guaranty of the Cardinal Loan or the Eagle Bank Loan. Pursuant to the Indemnification Agreement, the Officers, on an aggregate basis, are entitled to a credit enhancement fee (Credit Enhancement Fee) from the Company for the Cardinal Loan and the Eagle Bank Loan calculated at a rate of four percent (4%) per annum based on the lesser of (i) the combined outstanding balance of the Cardinal Loan and the Eagle Bank Loan at the end of each month, or (ii) such Officers maximum guaranty exposure in connection with the Cardinal Loan and the Eagle Bank Loan. One-half of the Credit Enhancement Fee is payable monthly, in arrears, and the remaining half is deferred and payable on an annual basis.
On February 17, 2011, the Company issued a press release announcing the Cardinal Loan. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press release by Comstock Homebuilding Companies, Inc., dated February 17, 2011.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 17, 2011
|COMSTOCK HOMEBUILDING COMPANIES, INC.|
|Chief Executive Officer|