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Storage

A subset of industrial, storage is an attractive asset class for buyers looking for consistent, durable tenants and simplified operations.

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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Short-term (bridge) financing

Bridge financing addresses a borrower’s short-term needs, usually three months to three years.

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Repositioning / Renovating

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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Secondary financing

Second mortgages are often used to access equity in a property when a borrower wants to purchase another asset or renovate/repair a property.

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Development / Construction

Construction financing is available for condominiums, retail, office, industrial, retirement and purpose-built apartments. 

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Smart risk solutions in action for storage

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

Conventional bridge loan to finance the construction of a student residence

  • $41 million
  • 107 units
  • Waterloo, Ontario
  • Conventional construction financing
  • 6 months term, interest only
  • LTV: 72%
 

Provide financing to convert an existing industrial property

  • 15.7 Million
  • 46,793 sq. ft.
  • Toronto, Ontario

80% of cost conventional construction financing

  • $3.36 million
  • 4,040 sq.ft.
  • Antigonish, NS

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