Envoy is pleased to announce the financing of a first mortgage for one of its net lease preferred clients -- an American Mattress developer -- the third transaction this year under the company's new high-leverage construction program.
The transaction allowed the developer to achieve 94 percent loan-to-cost construction financing for a pre-leased, single tenant 3,500 SF retail store located on an outparcel directly in front of Chapel Ridge Shopping Center in Fort Wayne, IN.
“This is our second construction loan with this developer, and our first where Envoy was the lead lender,” says Ralph N. Cram, Chief Operating Officer of Envoy. “We now have the ability to provide construction financing on a wide range of transaction sizes, from smaller build-to-suit projects, to working with senior lenders on larger transactions where additional funds are needed to secure 90%-plus loan-to-cost construction financing.”
Unlike many financing programs, including those offered by REITS, Envoy's doesn’t require the developer to sell the property immediately following construction.
Instead, the developer retains control of the property simply by paying off the construction loan and paying an exit fee. For many developers, this program represents the lowest-cost option for capital when compared to third-party equity and traditional bank construction debt.