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Sale Leasebacks

Sale Leasebacks have been a mainstay tool of commercial real estate financing for over 30 years throughout North America.   Typically, it has been most often used for large industrial and commercial properties, where property owners want to access the equity in these buildings and put it to use elsewhere in their operations. The owners do […]

Mezzanine Debt

Should it be part of your Unconventional Equity Strategy? As higher interest rates start impacting your ability to meet debt servicing requirements, we are asking the question “Should Mezzanine Debt play a part in your financing strategies?”  For some time now we have been suggesting that investors bring unconventional equity into their overall financing approaches.  […]

Unconventional Equity

Utilizing unconventional equity in real estate transactions is like using wet clay in that it can be molded into whatever shape is needed to get the deal done. Too often the principal investor in a real estate transaction struggles to find the full funding they require. The investor wants to secure as much debt as […]

Portfolio Funding

Multiple Residential Properties – One Loan For many residential property investors the most frustrating part of their investing activities is finding new funding for each new property after they have reached the “5 door” limit rule with their lender.  Having solid performing assets, but the inability to leverage those assets to continue to grow their […]

Financing for Retail Repurposing

There has been much discussion lately around what many believe is a permanent downturn in the retail sector.   There has also been much discussion around “repurposing” properties that once housed successful retail tenants that are now struggling or, worst yet, gone post pandemic. We can show you how all of this valuable real estate can […]

Can office sublets become a new entry point for the residential investor to enter into commercial property management.

Coming out of COVID lockdowns many companies are finding they will be downsizing their offices. These decisions are being made to allow many of their staff to continue working remotely. The result is a growing amount of space available for sublet, often at a substantial discount. These sublets can actually create a unique opportunity for […]

NorthBrook Brings Vendor Finance to Commercial Real Estate Financing

NorthBrook is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with an international designer and builder of modular multi-residential housing units. Under this new partnership NorthBrook will provide dedicated financing solutions for all of the builder’s commercial clients. Financing for larger multi-unit prefabricated construction projects, brings with it its own distinctive elements, particularly when […]

Is It Time to Move Up

Residential Rentals to Apartment Residential rental properties have long been a haven for investors to buy, operate and secure solid returns. However, that was when we had a less volatile housing market. With the recent escalation of housing prices, but no corresponding increases in rental rates, properties that once cash flowed to a positive annual […]