foreign national and has owned the property since it was constructed in 1997. The borrower needed bridge financing to pay off maturing debt, and to finish improvements for a new tenant who recently signed a 5-year NNN lease. Through great coordination by the broker, Helvetica was able to quickly close and pay off the current lender while providing enough cash out to complete improvements. The property will be a candidate for conventional bank financing once the lease is seasoned and the sponsor can show historical operating income.
Using a bridge loan to finance commercial real estate properties held in a trust is often the best option with competing beneficiary interests.
AMARILLO, TX - Ben Wilson of Helvetica identified an exchange property for a private investor's 1031 exchange upleg. The investor needed to quickly identify a substitute property to qualify for a 1031 exchange and defer a substantial amount of tax liability.The investor's financial advisor and CPA referred him to Helvetica as a trusted source to provide advise on acquiring and financing commercial real estate. Helvetica was able to scour the country side within a few days and find a suitable, low risk, worry free, cash flowing investment located in Amarillo, TX. The single tenant retail building was leased to a credit tenant and was generating a 5.6% return (cap rate).
Using an alteranative bridge lender for financing 1031 exchanges often provides the best solution. This type of financing gives the most certainty for closing on time and is well worth the extra interest and fees that may be charged, when compared with the high taxes that could be incurred otherwise.
Every commercial real estate and mortgage broker needs to have an alternative lender in their arsenal of loan products. Today, bank underwriting has lost its reasoning: credit and debt service coverage are non-negotiable in loan approvals regardless of equity, liquidity, project viability or borrower networth.
Here are a bunch of reasons to use an Alterantive CRE Lender: