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Beach-Side Mixed Use Project Refinanced

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—Landmark Capital has arranged a $16-million bridge loan for the Shopoff project which will replace an industrial facility near the ocean. Landmark Capital Advisors, a real estate capital advisory firm disciplined in structured finance and private equity, has completed a successful $16-million bridge loan transaction for a property here.The project will replace a […]

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Falling Behind

  It’s incredible how quickly things change. Just a few years ago, conventional wisdom was that it would take an eternity to work through the excess inventory created by the housing bust and subsequent foreclosure crisis. In reality, banks proved adept at managing their REO inventory, preventing the anticipated glut. Meanwhile, little new housing was […]

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Family Office Risk Appetite

We frequently speak with sponsors about family offices as equity capital sources. There is a common misconception that family office decisions are grounded in capital preservation, and therefore, should be interested in core / core+ investment opportunities. While capital preservation is an investment objective, it is important for us in the real estate industry to […]

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Show Me The Money

It is becoming readily apparent that the Banks, in general, are pulling back from ground-up construction. As we are in the market sourcing debt, we are hearing from our Bank contacts that: 1. “Our construction “bucket” is full for the year”; 2. “We are reserving our construction lending funds for existing clients”; 3. “We are […]

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$19,500,000 Bridge Loan to Recapitalize Flex Office Building

Challenge of the assignment: At the time of closing, a structural remediation program to mitigate foundation movement was only 50% complete. In addition, the majority tenant at the property (85% of GLA) had an open termination option which they could exercise at any time. Solution:  Landmark Capital identified a lender that was comfortable with the sponsor’s […]

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6,900,000 Bridge Loan – No Prepayment Penalty

Landmark Capital secured $6,900,000 of short-term bridge financing to replace a maturing land loan on a 251-acre site with final plat approval for 329 residential lots in, Douglas County, CO. Challenge of the assignment: Secure short-term, non-recourse debt financing to provide the Sponsor with sufficient time to complete: final agency approvals; builder sale documentation; the […]

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$14,000,000 Joint Venture Equity to finance the acquisition, development and construction of 152 residential units in Oxnard, CA.

Challenge of the assignment:Persuading a capital partner to invest in a project located in a secondary market with a relatively large number of lots. Solution: Landmark Capital had the resources and the collaboration to analyze the opportunity, identify a qualified investor, assemble the relevant market data to support a significant investment in a secondary market, […]

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Closing Secondary-Market Deals With Equity Providers

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Focusing on return metrics, a team’s ability to execute, location and what makes the specific project unique from its competition will make equity providers take notice on secondary-market deals, Landmark Capital Advisors’ director of business developmentTom Farrell tells GlobeSt.com. The firm secured $14 million of JV equity to finance theacquisition, development and construction […]

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Lopsided Housing Rebound Leaves Millions of People Out in the Cold

Homeownership rate continues to decline as credit issues, student loans and high prices lead more to rentThe U.S. housing market has soared back, with prices just 2% shy of that record high. But while the recovery has been stronger than expected, it has left behind millions of middle-class Americans. WSJ’s Laura Kusisto explains on Lunch […]

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The Power Of Real Estate Industry Education

  NEWPORT BEACH, CA—Landmark Institute opened the door to a network of a wide range of industry professionals across all asset types, giving participants the chance to build relationships not only with each speaker, but also between one another, Landmark Capital Advisors’ president and managing director David Kidder tells GlobeSt.com. As we reported in May, the capital-advisory firm introduced […]

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