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Participating Preferred Equity Capital for Existing Assets

The investor is an institutional investment fund manager. Their platform specializes in preferred equity investments helping experienced sponsors fill their capital stacks on acquisitions. The investor will provide up to 2/3 of the equity capital required on a deal. Their cost of capital can be substantially cheaper from an IRR standpoint than the alternative — raising common equity. This capital is best utilized for value-add, existing assets.

Capital TypeParticipating Preferred Equity for Existing Assets
GeographyUnited States and Canada.
Markets would be considered based on the opportunity vis a vis the Sponsor’s complementary experience and track record.
Property TypesWill consider most income-producing property types including industrial, multifamily, self-storage, retail, office, manufactured housing, parking, and others. Will not consider hospitality or high-acuity senior housing.
Uses of FundsAcquisition of property, capital expenditures, financing and closing costs.
Will not consider recapitalizations, heavy repositioning or development.
SponsorshipLooking for sponsors who have an organizational capacity to meet institutional-quality reporting requirements, and have a proven ability to execute on business plans. Sponsors will need a track record and a reasonably adequate financial statement. Most of their sponsors are in “growth mode” and looking to rapidly grow their portfolio in a cost-efficient manner.
Check Size$2,000,000 – $20,000,000
Loan to ValueUp to 90% combined loan to cost.
Targeted Return14-16% IRR over a 5-year period
Lender Fees 1%
Payment Structure~8.5% current pay rate plus 10-35% equity participation to meet the Targeted Return based on projections.
Duration Up to 10 years
Prepayment StructureNone
Underwriting Requirements Existing, cash flowing assets
Intercreditor RequirementsVery flexible. Will invest in second position behind fixed-rate institutional senior debt that is up to 70% of the capital stack. No intercreditor requirements. Compatible with banks, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, as well as conduit lenders. No lien, hard pay or term to maturity. Does not like floating-rate debt.
Approval RightsApproval of major decisions such as sale, refinance, annual operating budget; capex renovation plan, etc.
DepositsGenerally, $10,000 – $20,000 in order to cover legal and travel. Relies on third party reports from senior lender.
Closing Time Frame21 – 45 Days


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