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Small Businesses Cope With An Historically Challenging Lending Environment

Small businesses are facing the toughest lending environment in decades as the recent Fed-initiated rate hike ripples through the economy. Over the previous 9 months, interest rates have risen by 4.25%. It is easy to forget that interest rates were at historic lows at the beginning of the year. For…
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WMRE 2023 Outlook - Plan to Manage Uncertain Times

By Jerry Zevenbergen & T.R. Hazelrigg IV Commercial real estate investors will face some difficult days ahead and savvy lenders will need to apply the lessons learned through previous cycles of the credit crunch. Fifteen years ago, cheap credit and lax lending standards fueled a housing bubble that set off…
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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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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…
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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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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…
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