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Land

Short-term (bridge) financing

Bridge financing addresses a borrower’s short-term needs, usually three months to three years. For land assets, short-term financing suits borrowers that intend on developing the land soon after acquisition. The flexibility gives the borrower time to finalize zoning applications, servicing requirements and other considerations prior to beginning construction. Bridge financing typically includes floating interest rates, is interest only and requires the borrower to provide access to alternative cash flows to service the mortgage.

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Smart risk solutions in action for land

See how we’ve applied our financing products innovatively to help land borrowers achieve their goals with performance and value.

Land loan used to fully repay an existing loan and fund an 18 month debt servicing reserve

  • $29 million
  • 189,595 sq. ft.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Land loan financing
  • 18 months term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 55%

Funds to assist with the purchase of land and pre-development costs

  • $5 million
  • 119,001 Sq. ft.
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Pre-development first mortgage
  • 36 months term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 54%

Repaying existing debt and providing working capital

  • $3 million
  • 421,219 Sq. ft.
  • Drummondville, Quebec
  • Conventional first mortgage loan
  • 3 years term, interest only amortization
  • LTV: 50%

Withdrawing equity to invest in site work for scheduled developments

  • $4 million
  • 56,750 Sq. ft.
  • London, Ontario
  • 8 months term, interest only amortization
  • Conventional first mortgage - Land loan
  • LTV: 60%

Land being constructed into student housing

  • $1 million
  • 80 units
  • Lethbridge, Alberta
  • Conventional first mortgage
  • 6 months term, interest only
  • LTV: 59%

Refinancing land for mixed used building

  • $3 million
  • 66 units
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Conventional First Mortgage
  • 16 Months term, interest only
  • $2.5 million in 2 tranches

Purchase of land and future development of a 4 storey rental building

  • $2 million
  • 8,702 Sq. ft.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Land loan financing
  • 24 months term, interest only amortization
  • The borrower to payout land loan with construction financing for a proposed apartment building

Redeveloping land into condominium

  • $28 Million
  • 141,330 Sq. Ft.
  • Surrey, British Columbia
  • Loan to value ratio: 85%
  • First mortgage post construction loan
  • New construction property built in 2017

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Original perspectives and personal viewpoints on developments and industry trends in commercial real estate.

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Standard financing

Standard financing offers a term of five years or more, a fixed interest rate and is typically closed to prepayment for the term’s duration.

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Development / Construction

This short-term financing option enables access to a property’s equity for improvements, renovations or repairs, eliminating the need to raise funds from personal sources.

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