A construction loan helps borrowers manage periodic payments for contract work during the building of a real estate asset. Construction financing is available for condominiums, retail, office, industrial, retirement and purpose-built apartments. An exit strategy for the construction loan is one of the key considerations for funding (i.e. standard financing or individual sales of industrial units). 

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Senior Analyst, Commercial Mortgages

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Assistant Vice President, Commercial Financing

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Recent financings

  • Published
    Finance the purchase of a multi-residential property
    $4 Million

    59 units – Oshawa, Ontario

    • 2 years term and interest only amortization
    • Loan to value ratio: 75%

  • Published
    Investing for retail development
    $6 Million

    75,203 Sq. Ft. – London, Ontario

    • Conventional First Mortgage – land and pre-development loan
    • Loan to value ratio: 61.7%
    • Interest rate: Prime + 2.25% gross

  • Published
    Acquisition of apartment property
    $2 Million

    47 units – Montreal, Quebec

    • 5 years term and 30 years amortization
    • Loan to value: 85%
    • Interest rate: Canadian Mortgage Bond + 85 bps
  • Published
    Loan used to pay out existing first mortgage
    $10 Million

    240 units – Ottawa, Ontario

    • Condo inventory loan
    • Loan will provide liquidity until the remaining until are sold
    • Loan to value: 57.50%

  • Published
    Providing funds required to refinance debt
    $1 Million

    6,180 Sq. Ft. – Ottawa, Ontario

    • 5 years term and 25 years amortization
    • Loan to value: 71%
    • Conventional First Mortgage
  • Published
    Redeveloping land to townhomes
    $8 Million

    43 units – Vancouver, British Columbia

    • To assist with the acquisition of 7 conjoined plots of land
    • 21 months term, interest only
    • Loan to value ratio: 55.98%
  • Published
    Refinancing apartment building
    $8 Million

    62 units – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    • Loan to value ratio: 75%
    • 5 years term and 40 years amortization
  • Published
    Construction financing for new phase of project
    $34 Million

    80 units – Saanich, British Columbia

    • First Mortgage – Condo Construction Financing
    • The project consists of 5 buildings ranging from 4 to 6 storeys
    • 24 months term

  • Published
    Providing construction financing to develop a townhouse complex
    $5 Million

    36 units – Toronto, Ontario

    • Second Mortgage Loan – Construction Facility

    • Loan to value ratio: 54.3%
    • Loan to be funded in multiple advances

  • Published
    Repay debt on the property
    $10 Million

    37 units – West Vancouver, British Columbia

    • 8 storey, 37 unit apartment building, constructed circa 1966
    • Loan to value ratio: 69.9%
    • 10 years term, 35 years amortization

  • Published
    CMHC mortgage used in refinancing existing first mortgage
    $2 Million

    14 units – Chatsworth, Ontario

    •  A new CMHC insured first mortgage
    •  5 years term and 30 years amortization
    •  Loan to value ratio: 85%

  • Published
    Funds used for development capital
    $24 Million

    269,230 Sq. Ft. – Mississauga, Ontario

    • Portfolio of multi-tenant industrial/office buildings with a total of 269,230 Sq. Ft.
    • Conventional First Mortgage with 5 years term and 25 years amortization
    • 215 bps gross spread
    • Loan to value ratio: 65%

  • Published
    Refinancing an existing mortgage with a new CMHC insured first mortgage
    $3 Million

    21 units – Oakbank, Manitoba

    • A newly constructed 3 storey multi-family residential building
    • Loan to value ratio: 85%
    • 5 years term and 40 years amortization

  • Published
    Paying out existing loan with new short-term financing
    $21 Million

    249,230 Sq. Ft. – Longueuil, Quebec

    • Shopping plaza with gross leasable area
    • Loan to value ratio: 65%
     3 years term with 25 years amortization

  • Published
    Providing equity and funds in the property
    $1 Million

    42 units – Abbotsford, British Columbia

    • A new CMHC insured second mortgage
    • 5 years term and 30 years amortization
    • Loan to value ratio: 72%

  • Published
    Financing of servicing costs for residential development
    $7 Million

    994,295 Sq. Ft. – Mont Sainte-Hilaire, Quebec

    • 36 months open for repayment after 12 months
    • Interest only 
    • Loan to value ratio: 38%

  • Published
    Providing equity and reinvesting funds in the property
    $2 Million

    61 units – Abbotsford, British Columbia

    • 5 years term with 30 years amortization
    • Loan to value ratio: 71.5%
    • CMHC insured loan

  • Published
    Major CapEx improvements
    $4 Million

    288 units – St. Therese, Quebec

    • Renovating common areas, expanding the kitchen with new equipment, relocating the main entrance and the addition of a handicap ramp
    • Placing a second rank loan behind two CMHC insured first mortgage loans held by First National
    • Loan to value ratio: 73.7%

  • Published
    Refinancing an existing mortgage with outstanding debt
    $9 Million

    72 units – Guelph, Ontario

    • CMHC insured first mortgage to payout existing loan
    • Recapture capital expenditures already made into the property
    • Loan to value ratio: 75%
    • 5 years term and 30 years amortization 

  • Published
    Refinancing an existing mortgage and expansion project
    $16 Million

    238 units – Richelieu, Quebec

    • Two residences combine for a total of 238 units with care ranging semi-autonomous, rehabilitation and fully autonomous rooms
    • Loan to value ratio: 85%
    • 10 years term with 25 years amortization

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