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5 Day Close $3,000,000 Non-Recourse Bridge Loan on Fire Damaged Downtown LA Retail Property

Rate: 7.99%
Term: 1 Year with a 1 Year Extension
Amortization: Interest Only
Guaranty: Non-Recourse
Prepayment Penalty: None
LTV: 55%

Transaction Description
George Smith Partners secured a $3,000,000 non-recourse bridge loan to demolish and begin the redevelopment of a fire damaged retail building on a prime corner in Downtown Los Angeles. After the fire, the sponsor decided to demolish and rezone the property. The long term plan is to redevelop the property into a mixed use building with ground floor retail, office, and condos. GSP used its experience and relationships to identify a private money lender who could understand the greater value of the project and was able to demonstrate both the inherent value of the property due to its extraordinary location as well as the future value of the project as completed. The lender was able to close in 5 days. The interest only loan is priced at 7.99% and represents 55% of the property’s current value. The loan has a 1-year term with a 1-year extension option and no prepayment penalty.


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