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Bridge financing for industrial properties

First National’s bridge loan terms usually range from three months to three years, include floating interest rates and allow some form of early prepayment. Borrowers choose this solution until standard financing is secured or while they contemplate a property sale, a change in ownership structure or complete operational improvements. 

 


First National’s bridge loans are ideal for borrowers who have yet to secure standard financing or who need the time and flexibility to plot a better future for their industrial property assets.

Our bridge loan terms typically range from three months to three years, include floating interest rates and allow some form of early prepayment. 

Borrowers choose this solution until standard financing is secured or while they contemplate a property sale, a change in ownership structure or enhance their tenant roster. 

Additionally, a bridge loan can be used opportunistically to execute an operational strategy to enhance the value of the property. For industrial assets, short-term financing may be a strategic solution if many of the property’s leases are approaching maturity. This flexibility enables borrowers to negotiate new leases or acquire new tenants, ultimately positioning the property more positively for standard financing.

Consistent cash flows, strong operational history as well as the borrower’s net worth and liquidity are key considerations for this type of financing. 


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Refinance of an industrial building

  • $21.6 Million
  • 1 unit
  • Longueuil, Quebec
  • Conventional Mortgage
  • 7 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 63.28%

Loan proceeds shall repay existing debt with the remaining to be used as an equity takeout to complete capital improvements at the property

  • $16.5 Million
  • 126,324 sq. ft.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Industrial - Equity Take-out
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 55.29%

To facilitate the purchase of industrial and industrial/flex properties in the Ottawa area

  • $85 Million
  • 692,631 sq. ft.
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Industrial purchase
  • 5 years term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 93%

New conventional first mortgage to place term debt on the subject property facilitate the purchase of the property

  • $37.2 Million
  • 156,865 sq. ft.
  • Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Loan financing first mortgage loan
  • 3 years term, Interest only amortization
  • LTV: 64.4%

Refinancing existing loan on industrial space with office and showroom

  • $3 million
  • 18,500 sq ft
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Conventional refinancing
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 67%
 

Loan used to refinance two industrial buildings and to withdraw equity

  • $12 million
  • 170,890 sq. ft.
  • Laval, Quebec
  • Conventional refinance first mortgage
  • 2 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 75%

Conventional first mortgage loan used to assist in the purchase of the industrial property

  • $10 million
  • 65,821 Sq. ft.
  • Waterloo, Ontario
  • Conventional First Mortgage
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 63%

A new conventional first mortgage to recapture the amount spent on the purchase of the property and equity take-out

  • $3 million
  • 29,032 sq. ft.
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • Conventional first mortgage
  • 5 years term, 25 years amortization
  • LTV: 59%

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First National’s standard financing programs are favoured by borrowers when acquiring a new property or refinancing an existing building. Loan terms typically range from three to five years, have a fixed interest rate, and are closed to prepayment for the term’s duration. 

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First National enables owners to access a property’s equity for a short term, typically two years or less, to fund capital improvements or repairs without the need to raise capital from personal sources or less flexible, higher-cost alternatives.

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A First National second mortgage enables borrowers to access the equity in a property and use it to purchase another asset or renovate/repair their existing property. 

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