Kalahari adventures back into CMBS markets

According to regulatory filings with the SEC, JPMorgan plans to securitize a loan to Midwestern indoor waterpark operator Kalahari Resorts in SLIDE 2018-FUN, a single asset-single borrower CMBS deal backed by a three year loan that will help expand its recreational compound in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 29 Aug 2018


Known for their thrilling twists, wild turns, and heart-pounding vortex loops, Kalahari’s three indoor waterparks located in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are inspired by the African wild, where the company invites its guests to “experience authentically African.” 

At its idyll location in the Pennsylvania Poconos, Kalahari plans to ...

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