BridgeInvest Funds $16 Million Construction Loan for DoubleTree Hotel in Miami

1st Priority Mortgage Loan

Loan Amount
$16,000,000
Property Type
Hotel Construction
Location
Miami, FL

Southeast focused bridge lender, BridgeInvest, recently closed a first-priority construction loan secured by a 2.8-acre parcel adjacent to the Miami International Mall in Doral, FL. The borrower has begun construction on a 100,000 SF, 150-room DoubleTree hotel with an expected completion by mid-2018. In addition to the senior loan, the project funding includes subordinate financing sponsored through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The project is owned by Hospitality Doral, LLC which is controlled by the principals of American Opportunity Regional Center, an approved USCIS regional center. The borrower has hired an affiliate of Driftwood Hospitality Management to manage the development and construction of the project.


Transaction Highlights

Quick Execution
The borrower required an expedited closing under a tight timetable due to a rapidly approaching construction commencement deadline, which BridgeInvest was able to meet.

Flexible Draw Schedule
The loan facility allowed the borrower to draw funds commensurate with the construction schedule without incurring additional costs on undrawn capital.

EB-5 Subordinate Financing
BridgeInvest was able to structure the loan with a fully subordinated loan from an EB-5 lender through a mutually agreed upon intercreditor.