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Standard financing for self-storage properties

First National’s standard financing programs are favoured by borrowers who look to acquire a new property or refinance 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. 

First National’s standard financing programs are ideal for borrowers when they acquire a new property or refinance an existing property and want longer-term financing.

Standard financing terms are typically five years (shorter and longer options are available), feature a fixed interest rate and are usually closed to prepayment for the term’s duration. 

This type of financing is suitable for properties with steady cash flows and consistent operating history. For self-storage assets, this means properties with consistently high occupancy and a history of stabilized operations. The borrower’s experience as an operator is also a critical consideration. 

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

The loan will be utilized to repay the existing construction

  • $11 Million
  • 18 Units
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • CMHC Insured
  • 5 years term, 40 years amortization
  • LTV: 92.54%

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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First National’s 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 or a change in ownership structure or to buy time to complete an operational improvement. 

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