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." 


Cash Out Refinance in New Britain, Connecticut

The northeast is still a hot spot for commercial investments and real estate purchases for entrepreneurs as well as developers. As such with this deal, the borrower here was able to close on a cash-out refinance of a commercial property located in New Britain, Connecticut in September of 2023. The property is currently leased by a technical institute, however the loan proceeds from this cash-out refinance will be used to pay off the current note, provide funds to pay past due income taxes, provide funds for real estate acquisitions, and to provide funds for the property to build out a new parking area. The requested loan amount for this deal was $720,000 with a LTV of 65%. The property is 15,542 square feet and sits on 2 acres.


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. 


Taking a Deal to the Finish Line: A Marketer’s Perspective

Commercial Capital BIDCO's Marketing Director, Leah Runge Waldrop, was recently featured in Deal Maker Magazine's latest issue. In this article, Leah was able to share her perspective on Marketing's role when it comes to getting a across the finish line. Leah maps out the key areas to focus as a commercial lending broker - whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned vet to the industry. Marketing should not be an overlooked role or department within your company, but instead one that should be strategically supported in order to grow your brand and your business - thus aiding you in the process of closing deals.

Here's a quick snippet from the article:

"It will be difficult, to say the least, to get a deal off the starting line if the runner doesn’t know how you can help them get to the finish line – and at best, it will be an uphill race. At the end of the day, you must continue to tell your story and experience as a commercial loan broker to your current clients throughout the loan process. By utilizing the tactics from your marketing strategy to narrate the story and paint the picture, your clients will be reminded throughout the deal that you have the expertise and creativity to help them reach their goals."

Read the article in full on Deal Maker Magazine's website linked below!

https://www.dealmaker-magazine.com/magazine/taking-a-deal-to-the-finish-line-a-marketers-perspective


Kansas Restaurant Closes Cash Out Refinance

Kansas is known for their stellar restaurants and hospitality! We truly enjoyed helping our client to close on a cash-out refinance of a single-tenant restaurant located in Manhattan, Kansas in March of 2023. The funds for this deal will be used to pay down a seller’s note, which will then entitle them to the rent paid by the tenant. This loan request was $975,000.00 and had a 65% LTV. The property sits on .59 acres and includes a total of 2,556 square feet. 


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. 


Terry Luker Featured on Deal Maker Talks! Podcast

Our very own Terry Luker joined the Deal Maker Magazine team for their Deal Maker Talks! Podcast where he was able to talk about the "Top Resources for Brokers in 2023." Are you curious about what resources and strategies will fit your goals for 2023? Give this podcast a listen on our channels below. Thank you to the Deal Maker team for having us!
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Find Out What Happens When a Bank Maxes Out Their Lending on Ep. 4 of Deal Talk!

We loved getting to film Episode 4 of Deal Talk at our booth during the 2022 National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers Conference last month! Terry Luker and business partner, Ken Collins, chatted about one of their very first deals after starting Alternative Capital Solutions.
Check out Episode 4, "The Bank Has Maxed Out Their Lending" today!
Watch / Listen on Spotify HERE. 
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