Greenwich, CT (PressExposure) June 13, 2013 -- FIVE BUSINESS DAYS FROM TERM SHEET TO CLOSING
AVANT Capital Partners, a leading Greenwich CT bridge lender, has successfully originated a $2,500,000 bridge loan secured by a development site in New York, NY. The site is approved for the development of a seven story mixed-use condominium building and the eighteen month loan carries an interest rate of 10.00%.
The development site, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, lies on Grand Street between Orchard and Ludlow Streets. Construction is expected to commence in the near future, since approved architectural plans are already in place. When completed, it will have 2 retail units and 20 residential condo units. The Property sits on a 4,369 SF lot, has rights to construct 18,693 buildable SF and is in close proximity to the Grand Street Subway. This is a prime location with high demand for new condominiums.
The loan was originated by Wei "Samuel" Li, a recently hired Director at AVANT, and this was his first closing with the company. Mr. Li reflected on the transaction stating, "We received information about the loan request on a late Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, we had issued our term sheet. By close of business Thursday, we had a signed term sheet and application deposit. Loan documents were issued the following Monday. Due to delays on the borrower's side, the actual closing took place on Friday--the fifth day after receiving the signed term sheet. It was a good team effort to get the deal closed on time. The Chinese real estate investment communities, although brimming with outstanding developers, investors and builders, have limited access to bridge loan financing. This fact is mainly due to language and other barriers. I'm excited to be a part of AVANT Capital and to bridge the gap between the Chinese investment communities and lending communities for years to come."
ACE Capital LLC, with primary deal management by Peter Zhuang and Cherry Zheng, was the mortgage broker responsible for arranging the loan.
According to Adam Luysterborghs, AVANT's Principal located in Greenwich CT, "the collateral involved with this transaction is highly desirable and the project sponsor is an experienced developer. We feel comfortable with the loan basis and delivered desirable terms to the borrower in a very short closing time frame. It's important to note that Peter and Cherry did a nice job representing their client and we look forward to many more transactions with their team."
Over the past ten years, much of the lower east side has undergone a process of rapid gentrification and become home to upscale boutiques and trendy dining establishments. As the neighborhood gentrified, it has become an extremely popular late night destination and residential community. Orchard and Ludlow, the cross streets for this particular property, along with Essex, Rivington and Stanton Streets have become especially popular for their restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Recent residential condo sales for newly renovated or constructed units range from $1,000 to $1,600 per square foot depending upon finish quality, building amenities (if any) and location.
About Avant Capital Partners--Avant Capital Partners is a commercial real estate lender and capital advisor. The company provides commercial mortgages for stabilized and in-transition investment and owner occupied properties nationwide. They offer permanent financing solutions for stabilized assets and bridge or interim loans for properties that are in-transition. Avant Capital is a NY bridge lender and the company is geared towards assisting developers capitalize on time sensitive and other non-bankable transactions that require flexible financing.
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