Red Oak Financial completed a $9,000,000 refinance loan for a five-building, 54,900-square-foot, industrial property situated on 5.93 acres in the Southwest region. Once stabilized and current tenants’ 15-month leases expire, the asset will be consistent with the existing use as a multi-tenant industrial as an interim. Subsequently, assemblage and redevelopment planning can commence to convert the site into a mixed-use retail/residential/recreational property. The location of the property has a major advantage being in close proximity to well-known gaming and leisure firms, as well as new developments being constructed/improved within the market.
Red Oak provided $1,733,750 in financing to purchase and rehabilitate a three-story 40,000-square-foot office building located in Homewood, AL in the Birmingham market. The property at 85 Bagby Dr.is a multi-tenant general use office, located just off Hwy I-65 in the market’s CBD. The buyer is an experienced property developer and manager. The building was 80% occupied and will undergo regular updating and renovations to bring it up to a Class A/B building. The borrower expects occupancy to hit 100% withing six months. The site is located directly across the street from a new $21-million public safety building, which will house all public safety departments. Conventional financing was not available for the property as a result of maintenance and upgrades needed, as well as the high vacancy. Red Oak understood that the asset performance however was strong, with a net operating income of $243,541 and an expected DSCR of 1.25. The borrower’s exit strategy is to obtain conventional financing after the rehabilitation and stabilization is completed, in approximately 6 to 8 months.