Bridge Loans

The primary goal of a bridge loan in commercial real estate is to provide quick, short-term financing to ‘bridge’ the gap until the end result is obtained. Bridge loans are shorter in term ranging typically from 6 months to 3 years and have higher interest rates to off set the risk that the lender takes. Bridge loans are paid back once the property is sold, refinanced, property improvements have been made or a specific change has occurred to allow for permanent financing or a sale.

Typical Bridge Loan Uses:

  • Quick purchase
  • Property Improvements
  • REO Purchase
  • Refinance an existing note that’s coming due
  • Lease Up Period
  • Partnership Buyout
  • Other Unique Situations

Advantages of a bridge loan include; quick closing, limited documentation, no prepayment penalty, asset based analysis along with many others. The bridge loan product is one that is based on the deal as a whole; evaluating the asset as well as the sponsor.

Bridge Loan Parameters:

  • Equity: Typically 35%
  • Loan Size: $1,000,000 – $50,000,000
  • Property Types: Multifamily, retail, office, industrial, student housing, medical office, hotels & condos
  • Security: First Lien Mortgage
  • Amortization: Interest Only
  • Recourse: Preferred
At Duke Capital Advisors we are committed to helping our clients with all of their Bridge Loan needs. Whether you are purchasing your first commercial property or have a portfolio of them, we can help. Contact us today at 773-877-3221 with any questions you may have about Bridge Loans and how to qualify.

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