• Bridge Loan
  • 1-year term
  • 11% Initial Rate
  • Southeast Multifamily

Multifamily Real Estate Bridge Loan


The borrower, through their intermediary, came to Red Oak to finance the acquisition and renovation of a four-building, two-story apartment complex containing 33 units built in phases between 1977 and 1979, located in Alexandria, Kentucky. At the time of purchase, the property was 100% occupied but with below market rents. The Sponsor saw an opportunity to add value through targeted capital improvements, then raise rents and create value.


Red Oak Capital provided a fixed-rate bridge loan in the amount of $1,730,000,with an initial term of one-year, with two (2) extension options of six (6) months each. The financing will allow the borrower to upgrade the units with new countertops with undermount sinks, new stainless steel appliances, wood flooring, new cupboards and cabinets, and update the plumbing and light fixtures. Upon completion of the renovation, the subject was in excellent condition while maintaining 100% occupancy throughout the renovation process.


Red Oak attracted to this opportunity given it’s location in a submarket of Campbell County Kentucky, which has a history of strong occupancy levels. The property was not subject to rent control, presenting an opportunity for rent increases. Additionally, the area has a highly educated and skilled workforce, a strong transportation network and the presence of multinational firms in nearby Cincinnati.


The borrower completed his business plan successfully and ahead of schedule and has paid off the Red Oak Loan.