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HELVETICA FUNDED BRIDGE LOAN | $1.172MM OFFICE BUILDING KALAMAZOO MI

Posted by Ben Wilson on Mar 29, 2018 3:31:50 PM
 
KALAMAZOO, MI -  Helvetica funded a $1,172,000  bridge loan for the purchase of an office building in Kalamazoo, MI.  The sponsors are seasoned real estate investors who identified a below market,   value-add   opportunity to purchase the building at well below replacement cost. The property was 100% occupied by a credit tenant and had been institutionally managed since it's initial construction 15 years ago. The lease was expiring in less than a year and the tenant planned to vacate the building upon expiration.  
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Topics: Deals, Loans, Brokers, Small Balance

HELVETICA FUNDED BRIDGE LOAN | $682K RETAIL BUILDING IN ORLANDO, FL

Posted by Ben Wilson on Mar 29, 2018 3:31:29 PM
 
ORLANDO, FL -  Helvetica announced the funding of another broker originated  bridge loan to purchase a single tenant NNN restaurant building .   The borrower purchased the building with a tenant in place and was in need of a quick closing. The relative short-term of the current lease and the  time sensitive  nature of this deal required  private money  financing for the purchase. The borrower intends on re-signing the current tenant to a longer term once the current lease nears expiration.
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Topics: Deals, Loans, Brokers, NNN, Small Balance

HELVETICA FUNDED LOAN | $795K ON SAN DIEGO OFFICE BUILDING

Posted by Ben Wilson on Oct 23, 2017 4:30:12 PM
 
SAN DIEGO, CA - Helvetica announced the funding of a $795,000 small balance commercial loan secured by an owner occupied office building in San Diego. The borrower had two loans securing the property and needed to refinance out of the high-interest debt. Helvetica's loan paid off both lenders and provided the borrower with a lower overall interest rate. Helvetica offers alterantive loan products for low leverage loans on local properties
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Topics: Deals, Loans, Small Balance

HELVETICA FUNDED BRIDGE LOAN | $900K ON LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ASSET IN MESQUITE, TX

Posted by Ben Wilson on Oct 23, 2017 4:28:49 PM
 
MESQUITE, TX - Helvetica was approached by a multi-national brokerage firm in search of another low LTV bridge loan for their client, who Helvetica had financed one year prior. The opportunity to work with with repeat borrowers, and a reputable brokerage firm, gave Helvetica great confidence that the deal would get done. The borrowers owned a muti-tenant industrial property in Mesquite, TX that had an existing note with an upcoming maturity date. The borrowers intend on selling the property but want to get occupancy near 100% before they sell. Through great coordination with the brokerage firm, Helvetica was able to quickly provide the borrowers with a 12 month bridge loan. With Helvetica’s $900,000 loan, the borrowers were able to pay off their existing note right before the maturity date. The owners will now have more time to fully lease up and stabilize the asset in preparation for the sale. Helvetica welcomes the opportunity to work with brokerage firms to assist with their clients' financing needs.
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Topics: Deals, Loans, Brokers, Small Balance

HELVETICA FUNDED LOAN | $5MM BRIDGE LOAN FOR 1031X ON 3 LUXURY RESIDENTIAL HOMES IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA

Posted by Ben Wilson on Oct 21, 2017 1:43:21 PM
 
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Helvetica funded a $5 million bridge loan to facilitate a reverse 1031 exchange. The borrower was in escrow to sell a house in Beverly Hills, CA, but needed to quickly close on the purchase of another single family investment property which qualified for their 1031 exchange.
 
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Topics: Deals, Loans, 1031X

HELVETICA FUNDED LOAN | $1.766MM BRIDGE LOAN ON 3 NNN RETAIL PROPERTIES IN COLUMBUS, OH

Posted by Ben Wilson on Oct 21, 2017 1:21:23 PM
 
COLUMBUS, OH - Helvetica funded another broker originated  $1,766,000 bridge loan to refinance and consolidate maturing debt on three NNN retail buildings with complex title issues The subject collateral consisted of two Burger King restaurants and one two-tenant retail building which featured Sherwin Williams as the anchor tenant. 
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Topics: Deals, Loans, Brokers, NNN, Small Balance

HELVETICA FUNDED LOAN | $650K BRIDGE LOAN ON COMMERCIAL OFFICE IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Posted by Ben Wilson on Aug 28, 2017 3:37:55 PM
 
LOS ANGELES, CA - Ben Wilson, Director of Lending at Helvetica Group, provided another bridge loan to an unbankable loan scenario.  The borrowers owned the property free and clear and needed a cash out refinance to payoff high interest business debt.  The property was vacant and didn't quality for a bank loan.  The cash out provided by the Helvetica bridge loan provided an opportunity for the borrower to make cosmetic property improvements in order to offer the building for lease.  Once stabilized the borrower expects to refinance into a more traditional commercial loan.  
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Topics: Deals, Loans

HELVETICA FUNDED LOAN | $1M BRIDGE LOAN ON LIGHT INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY IN ARLINGTON, TX

Posted by Ben Wilson on Apr 18, 2017 10:57:28 AM
 
ARLINGTON, TX - Helvetica was approached by a multi-national brokerage firm in search of a low LTV bridge loan for one of their clients. The borrower had been approved for a discounted payoff on their asset. The property was experiencing below market occupancy, and lender restrictions were handcuffing the borrower's leasing efforts. Through great coordination with the brokerage firm, Helvetica was able to quickly provide the borrowers with a 12 month, $1,000,000 bridge loan which allowed the borrower to take advantage of the lender's proposed discounted payoff. With Helvetica’s loan, the borrowers will have more flexibility to lease up and stabilize the asset. 
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Topics: Deals, Loans

HELVETICA FUNDED LOAN | SMALL BALANCE COLLATERALIZED BRIDGE LOAN ON TWO FLORIDA MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES

Posted by Ben Wilson on Apr 18, 2017 10:22:26 AM
 
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Helvetica Group announced the funding of a  purchase loan for two multi-family properties in Florida. Helvetica’s cross collateralized bridge loan financed 55% of the total acquisition cost. The first property was a 14-unit apartment complex in Daytona Beach, and the second property was a 10-unit multi-family building in Winter Haven.
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Topics: Deals, Loans

HELVETICA FUNDED BRIDGE LOAN ON MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY IN LONG BEACH, CA

Posted by Ben Wilson on Apr 18, 2017 9:52:26 AM
 
LONG BEACH, CA - The Helvetica Group announced the funding of a purchase loan for a multi-family property in Long Beach, California. Helvetica’s loan was a secured by a first trust deed and covered 65% of the total acquisition cost. The property is a 10-unit, 6,000 square foot apartment building that was 70% occupied and collecting below market rents. The borrower acquired the property with the intent of adding value by leasing up the remaining vacant space and increasing rents. Once stabilization efforts are finalized, the borrower intends to sell the property and payoff Helvetica's bridge loan.
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Topics: Deals, Loans, Small Balance