BridgeInvest Funds a $14.5 MM Redevelopment Loan for Vacant Retail Center in Atlanta

1st Priority Deed of Trust

Loan Amount
Property Type
Atlanta, GA

Southeast focused bridge lender, BridgeInvest, recently closed a floating-rate, first-priority redevelopment loan secured by a vacant 100,000 SF shopping center in East Atlanta. The property fronts Memorial Drive and is poised to add to the significant development occurring along the corridor. The borrower, Paces Properties, is a leading local developer within the submarket and has significant experience with repositioning under-utilized assets. The loan included an initial funding to refinance existing debt and a future funding facility to complete the renovation of the property. Paces is in advanced discussion with a national retailer to lease a significant portion of the property. Once complete, the project will provide a valuable retail destination to the underserved East Atlanta community.

Transaction Highlights

Quick Execution
The borrower required a year-end closing under an expedited timeframe, which BridgeInvest was able to meet.

Flexible Structure
The loan’s creative structure provided the borrower with an option to utilize the full facility or prepay the loan early with no lockout.

Speculative Lease-Up
Despite the property’s negative cash flow, BridgeInvest was able to underwrite the loan to account for various speculative lease scenarios.

Reliable Funding
BridgeInvest has built a strong reputation in the Southeast with their proven ability to close transactions through its discretionary private equity fund on a timely basis on terms as promised.