Bridge Loans - Extensions for TI/LC's

Question for you guys,

You want to get a bridge loan for acquisition of property but also need funds for TI/LC's. You want to set it up so that you can get an extension on the bridge loan for those TI/LC's. How do you go about structuring/modeling something like that? 

I figured it would be like some sort of LOC where you draw down instead of taking out bridge loan for full amount (avoid paying interest on total amount for term of loan) - how would a lender structure/do this? 

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Apr 30, 2021 - 11:57am

Having a TI/LC "holdback" is very common for a term loan/bridge loan. Modeling it is pretty simple. The structuring is also simple. The bank/debt fund would generally not use a revolver setup (in my experience), but would merely describe in the loan agreement the terms under which you'd be allowed to make a draw. There would likely be conditions on overall performance as well. For example, if the building has fallen to a certain occupancy, you may be required to pay half the TI/LC instead of using 100% bank funds. You only pay interest on the loan outstanding, not the loan commitment, so you wouldn't need the LOC structure. In a construction loan, the funds are only drawn as construction progresses (and after all the equity is put into the project). Also, not sure what you mean by the extension on the bridge loan.

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Apr 30, 2021 - 1:35pm

Yeah banks and debt funds do this all day. It wouldn't be a "bridge loan" for TI/LCs you would simply structure the term of your acquisition loan based on your projected hold period. Your acquisition costs would be funded upfront somewhere between 50-65% based on the deal and what lender you're going with and then all future funding (ie TI/LC, capex) would be funded as you incur those costs through a draw. Again depending on the lender and the deal you can get up to 100% of those costs subject to meeting certain thresholds. Typically the lender will hold you to either a debt yield or dscr hurdle and many will take it a step further and require that each lease you sign meets a certain NER (net effective rent) test in order to get funding those deal specific costs.

Pretty simple to model with your acquisition costs funded at closing and then you receiving additional funds for your TI/LCs as those deals are executed assuming you meet all leasing hurdles.

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