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Avatar loans $5.8M for out-of-town quartet

Local shop Avatar Financial Group announced its recent provision of bridge loans totaling $5.8 million for four out-of-town properties. The beneficiaries were two industrial buildings in Marietta, Georgia; a Days Inn by Wyndham hotel in Clinton, North Carolina; and the buyer of an industrial property near Chicago. Avatar’s T.R. Hazelrigg…

US Hotel Active Lenders: CBRE Brokers $72 Million for Postcard Inn Acquisition

3650 REIT Refinances Thompson in San Antonio; and More A joint venture of The LCP Group and  Safanad recently acquired The Postcard Inn St. Pete Beach, Florida. (CoStar) By Sean McCracken Hotel News Now March 24, 2022 | 5:18 AM(Corrected on March 24 to amend the loan specifics in the…
Clear Height Properties, Blackbird Investment Group Sell 56,500 SF Industrial Building in Suburban Chicago

Clear Height Properties, Blackbird Investment Group Sell 56,500 SF Industrial Building in Suburban Chicago

The partnership completed improvements to the property prior to the sale. ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILL. — A joint venture between Clear Height Properties and Blackbird Investment Group has sold a 56,500-square-foot industrial building located at 1400 Greenleaf Ave. in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village. The sales price was…
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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…

How to Invest in CRE Via REIT Funds

Ways 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…

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…

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…

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…

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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