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As featured in the WMRE 2022 Midyear Outlook, Taking Stock of Commercial Mortgage Lending Conditions

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE investors often seek a bridge loan if they are unable to obtain a conventional loan from a bank. These short-term solutions provided by alternative lenders are used for a variety of reasons property rehabilitation and improvement, construction completion, or using the cash toward the purchase of another…
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Avatar Group Financial ConnectCRE Top Mortgage Brokers & Lenders 2022 Awards

Avatar Financial Group has been included in Connect CRE Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders 2022 Awards. The firm has closed $111 million in commercial mortgage bridge loans in 2021, and since its 2003 founding closed over $1B total. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards in…
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Verivest discusses Avatar’s REIT investment strategy with President TR Hazelrigg IV

Avatar Co-Founder and President TR Hazelrigg IV sat down with Verivest to discuss Avatar’s founding as a lender specializing in commercial real estate bridge loans. Hazelrigg explains Avatar’s investment strategy and launch of its mortgage REIT offering a diversified portfolio of commercial properties to investors.
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Plano office park lands $30 million in funding for upgrades

A Seattle lender is providing $30 million in financing to upgrade a three-building Plano office park. The bridge loan from Avatar Financial Group will be used to repair and improve City-View Corporate Center on West 15th Street near U.S. Highway 75 and provide capital for build-out of office space. The…

Understanding Investment Risk: Where Are You in the Capital Stack?

In 2021, Avatar Financial Group launched a new commercial mortgage fund to provide accredited investors the opportunity to invest in a pool of loans across a variety of commercial real estate asset types. In just seven months since inception, Avatar raised $50 million. Mortgage REITs, like Avatar’s, may uniquely position…
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How to Invest in CRE Via REIT Funds

In 2022, investors and lenders looking for opportunities — and risk mitigation—have more options than ever. Evolving regulations means an evolved investment landscape, with institutional players and an emerging trend of high-net worth individuals driving investment across the financial sector. Another factor driving investors towards alternative investments is the difficult…
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Finding a Place at the Investment Table

Real estate investment trusts can help those with commercial mortgage debt needs New options for commercial real estate investors continue to emerge. The average person is now able to participate in opportunities that previously required large amounts of capital, and thus were only available to institutional investors and high net…
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Buyers Circle Adaptable Properties as Industrial Demand Increases

Avatar Financial Group recently provided $15.6 million in combined acquisition and property improvement financing for three assets in Texas and Utah. The properties include a Holiday Inn Express in the Houston metro area, an industrial warehouse in Dallas and a storage facility in the Salt Lake City metro. “Avatar identified…
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Podcast: Jerry Zevenbergen (CEO) & TR Hazelrigg (President), Co-Founders of Avatar Financial

In today’s conversation, we sit down with Jerry Zevenbergen and TR Hazelrigg, co-founders of Seattle-based Avatar Financial. As CEO and President, Jerry and TR, respectively, run an organization focused on bridge lending across the commercial real estate spectrum, and they give us a sense of where the industry is today and…
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Puget Sound Daily Journal of Commerce REIT Fund Launched

Avatar Financial Group creates a Commercial Mortgage Fund with a REIT Structure Avatar Financial Group announced the recent creation of a new commercial mortgage fund with a REIT structure. The minimum investment, via private placement offerings, is $100,000. Firm co-founder and president T.R. Hazelrigg IV said in a statement, “In the past, investors have…
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