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Short-term (bridge) financing

Bridge financing addresses a borrower’s short-term needs, usually three months to three years. Some borrowers choose bridge financing when they need flexibility to decide about the future of an asset (i.e. contemplating a sale, impending change in ownership structure or operational planning) or time to coordinate a standard financing option.

For alternative assets, short-term financing may be a strategic solution if many of the property’s leases are approaching maturity.

The flexibility enables the borrower to negotiate new leases or acquire new tenants, ultimately positioning the property more positively for standard financing.

Bridge financing typically includes floating interest rates and usually allows some form of early prepayment. Consistent cash flows and strong operational histories are key considerations for this type of financing.

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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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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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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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