Customer Closes on Commercial Property in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama has been witnessing a resurgence in the last decade across multiple industries including food and beverage, hospitality, and entertainment thanks to the redevelopment of several regions throughout the metro area. Knowing just how well one could prosper in the heart of Birmingham, our borrowers set out to purchase a building downtown next to a thriving nightlife scene for the purpose of reopening the pre-existing restaurant along with plans for upgrades that would appeal to the already established customer base. 

Our borrowers closed on the purchase of the 795 square foot commercial property in Birmingham, Alabama in November of 2023 with a requested loan amount of $650,000.00. The LTV with the deal was 61%. In addition to the purchase of the current restaurant located at the property, loan proceeds will also be used to fund renovations such as cosmetic upgrades and a new HVAC system. In order to get this deal locked in and fully fund the improvements, we needed to get creative and was able to have additional liens placed on two other buildings owned by one of the guarantors - both located in the Birmingham area. 

"Working with the borrowers, Justin and Eric, was a pleasure. Seeing firsthand the passion they have for this project and the city of Birmingham was an inspiration," says David Runge, Business Development Manager for Commercial Capital BIDCO. Jeff Luker, Commercial Capital BIDCO VP and COO, echoed similar sentiments stating, "Seeing the revitalization of key cities across the country is part of the 'why' for what we do. We love being at the core of these investors' successes and seeing their goals align." 


Upscale Wine Lounge Closes Cash Out Refinance in Pennsylvania

In September of 2023, our client closed on a cash-out refinance of an upscale wine lounge located in the beautiful borough of Rankin, Pennsylvania - just 10 miles south of Pittsburgh. The wine lounge provides a unique experience for special occasions, celebrations, date nights, friend gatherings, and more. The lounge also features multiple rooms and spaces to relax, gather, and unwind. Live music is featured throughout the week and a full dinner menu is available nightly. Our client has built an excellent path to success by incorporating unique concepts and an upscale feel for their customers.

Loan proceeds will be used to pay off a portion of their current debt as well as provide funds for upgrades and provide working capital. The requested loan amount for this deal was $2,650,000.00. The LTV was 59% and the size of the lounge is 14,000 square feet.  

 

 


The NACLB 2023 Conference and Expo Hit the Jackpot for its 9th Year!

The National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers recently held its 9th annual conference and expo - allowing Commercial Lending Brokers, Direct Lenders, and Service Providers in the industry to come together across three days in Las Vegas, Nevada. Commercial Capital BIDCO was again a Silver Sponsor for the event - marking our continued support of the NACLB through the years. The NACLB Conference and Expo gives us the opportunity to showcase our direct lending strategies and expertise as a company by having a booth in the expo hall. Through this we are able to meet Brokers new the industry as well as the chance to build on existing Broker relationships.

When it comes to industry education, The NACLB strives to educate others through topic-specific panels that include seasoned industry leaders who have proven successful in their markets through the years. Peer-to-peer education is instrumental to the success of ongoing broker development. This year, our very own Marketing Director - Leah Waldrop - was able to serve on the Marketing Yourself as a New Broker panel alongside the President of Aspen Capital Solutions, Nicholas Zuchegno. In this small group breakout, Leah was able to drive home the directives for brokers across both Digital and Traditional routes of marketing. Grassroots marketing through networking and face-to-face meetings was also a vital point throughout the session as the industry continues to change and evolve with the economy. Those in attendance were very engaged and it was beneficial to see marketing strategies and ideas come to life from the perspectives of both a Marketing Director and a business owner.

When it comes to professional development and education, Terry Luker is a true advocate of mentorship and continued learning. Terry started out in the industry as a Broker when he built Alternative Capital Solutions in 2013 - he has been in those shoes and continues to work on that facet of the Commercial Lending world through ACS. He understands what a Broker needs to develop and fine tune their strategy...what tactics need to be implemented to secure growth. It is always so enlightening to see his passion for Broker development first-hand when at NACLB. Having been a NACLB Rookie of the Year award recipient as well as a Broker of the Year award recipient, it's understandable why so many other Brokers look to Terry for guidance in their own businesses and markets. The NACLB Conference and Expo is an excellent time for Terry to meet with these individuals face-to-face and find out more about their pain points and passions. The NACLB Conference and Expo is a huge opportunity for Terry and the Commercial Capital BIDCO team to explain Terry's proprietary e-learning development tool, The Commercial Broker Playbook. This is the cherry on top for a Broker who is fresh out of a commercial lending brokerage school such as The Commercial Capital Training Group or is looking to build their business. We are thankful for the NACLB and the chance to put this tool in front of Brokers across the country.

The 2023 event was definitely one for the books! George Foreman served as the conference's keynote speaker and he knocked his speech out of the park! His story and words of wisdom served as the 1-2 punch for all of those who were in attendance to take a fresh look at their business and how they can best continue to grow and adapt. All attendees, no matter their market, background or business goals left the conference refreshed and revitalized to take on 2024. The Commercial Capital BIDCO team has already hit the ground running on what we can do to adjust for the new year as well as how we can build on our successes from 2023! Thank you to the NACLB for another successful conference and thank you to all of our broker and client relationships for all that you do. We are grateful to serve you!


Three Female-Owned Michigan Dispensaries Receive Funding

In June of 2023, our client closed on a loan to fund the acquisition of three cannabis dispensaries, as well as to provide the working capital needed to not only stock each of the dispensaries with necessary inventory but to also improve overall curb appeal of each dispensary. The requested loan amount for this deal was $7,350,000 across the three dispensaries.

The properties are located within three cities in Michigan including Spaulding, Manistee, and Benzonia. These properties are female owned and this deal was able to save 36 jobs! We are so proud to have been able to provide the funding needed to bring their inventory up-to-date, increase their curb appeal for their locations as well as save valuable jobs in these communities. 

Want to learn more about we can get you the funding you need to reach your commercial investment goals? Inquire today on our website by clicking here. 


Client closes on Cash Out Refinance for Golf Course in New York

Our client closed on the cash out refinance of a golf course and clubhouse located in Darien Center, New York in June of 2023. The loan proceeds from the cash out refinance will be used to pay off a note totaling an estimated $900,000. The remaining proceeds will be used as working capital as the client makes preparations for property updates and maintenance on the 18-hole, par 72 course as well as the clubhouse and other structures. 

The loan-to-value for this deal was 34% with the client requesting $1,050,000. The property sits on a total of 159.7 acres and the combined building size sits at 20,335 square feet.

We know that taking the time to find a direct lender who can fund your deal is "par for the course," but cut the search short and give Commercial Capital BIDCO a call today! We would be honored to talk through your deal and find the lending solution that suits your goals.

You can inquire today at: https://commercialcapitalbidco.com/apply/


Raw land in Montana to be developed into luxury "glamping" cabins

In May of 2023, our client closed on the purchase of raw land totaling 80 acres located in Columbia Falls, Montana. The vast property is located near the beautiful Glacier National Park as well as the ski resorts in Whitefish, Montana. Our client plans to develop a number of luxury “glamping” cabins and other housing accommodations in the Montana countryside - giving park-goers and vacationers ample opportunities for luxury while exploring the state's natural beauty. 

The requested loan amount for this deal was $1,110,000 and the property appraised for $1,850,000. The loan-to-value was 60%.


Cash Out Refinance Closed for Golf Course in Mississippi

We love assisting our clients with a wide variety of commercial investment loans and this deal was no exception! On March 27, 2023, our client closed on the cash-out refinance of a golf course and club located in Gautier, Mississippi. The proceeds for this particular loan product will be used to pay off current debt on the property. The loan will also provide working capital for our client - allowing them to renovate existing amenities to the course and club as well as add new amenities that their recreation patrons can enjoy while on and off the greens. 

The total loan amount was $1,485,000.00 and had a LTV of 28%. Our LTV max is 65% so this deal fell well below that maximum for our requirements.

The property sits on approximately 194 acres. 


Georgia Golf Club Client Renews Loan for 2023

In January of this year, our client closed on the renewal of a previous loan they held with us. The original loan was a cash-out refinance on a golf course located in Bishop, Georgia that was secured in late 2021. The initial loan was used to purchase maintenance equipment as well as provide working capital. The renewal will continue to aide in the owner's focus of getting the recreational property in its best condition prior to securing a permanent financing solution.

The property is approximately 190 acres and includes a total building square footage of 6,665 sq. ft.

We are excited to renew their previous loan at a sum of $1,348,000.00. 


Cash-Out Refinance Helps Client Pursue Projects on Raw Land

In December 2022, our client closed on the cash out refinance of an existing loan. The loan proceeds for this deal will be used to pay off not only current debt, but will also provide working capital for our client to pursue other projects. The collateral property is located in Nashville, Tennessee. While LTV for raw land is lower, we love working raw land deals because the possibilities for our clients are endless! 

Requested amount: $6,000,000  //  Property size at 120.57 acres of raw land  //  LTV at 35%


Indoor Grow Facility Secures Funding for Improvements in Oregon

Cannabis and grow facilities can run into speed bumps when looking for lenders who understand their specific needs as well as their state's laws. We were thrilled to help our client close on the refinance of a cannabis grow facility in December of 2022. The collateral property is located in Dallas, Oregon. The loan proceeds from this deal will be used to pay off the initial investors and allow for improvements to be made to the indoor grow facility. 

Requested amount: $1,550,000  // Property size is 15,000 sq. ft. on 122 acres  //  LTV at 63%