The collateral for this loan is an approximately 10-acre site that will be entitled to allow for the construction of a 74-unit apartment building. This acquisition sits contiguous to two separate properties the borrower has under contract which will total over 40 acres. Since the purchase of this land happened before it was fully entitled, the borrower used Ignite to acquire the property while continuing the entitlements on the whole 40 acres of land. The other two properties the borrower has under contract will not close until the entitlement process is completed which is currently estimated to be in June of 2022. On the other side of the property construction has begun on over 1 million square feet of medical space that is owned by Duke Health. The city has already expressed a desire on their master plan to make this corridor the new “heart” of the city which bodes well for the long-term viability of the project and the short term needs to get the property entitled. The borrower for this loan is working alongside Duke Health to get the two projects combined into one master plan which will increase the property’s value given the economies of scale.
Loan Amount: $2,810,000
Yield: 10.5% (Principal Balance ≥ $100,000); 10.0% (Principal Balance < $100,000) Interest is paid monthly in arrears with payments due on the 1st of each month with a 10- day grace period.
Term: Nine months with an optional nine-month extension at maturity. Final maturity date is 3/13/23.