FINANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION/DEVELOPMENT CLIENTS
Mezzanine FinanceWhy use PMA for mezzanine finance for your client:
- They can’t get the full amount for a project from a traditional lender
- They need to access additional funding for the project quickly
- They’re looking to maximise the return on investment by injecting less capital
Mezzanine Finance Loan Terms
Up to $2M
Up to 70% of the ‘as if complete’ value (max. LVR of 70% for major metro residential property, other security at lower LVRs)
Up to 12 Months + Extensions
Mezzanine finance offers property developers quick cash to bridge the funding gap between a senior loan and equity. Mezzanine financing is an ideal choice, particularly for property developers who are finding it difficult to access traditional funding sources. Often traditional senior bank lenders will perceive a project to be risky and only lend on a conservative LVR circa 55% of end value. Mezzanine Finance offers a way to top this up to move the project forward.
Mezzanine Finance can magnify the return on investment because the Borrower is required to inject less capital. When working on a residential project under four units, the finance will be handled by the domestic loan department in a bank (not the commercial department) and the Borrower will be subject to a servicing test of the peak debt. If they can't demonstrate serviceability, then the bank may only lend on a lower LVR or insist on pre-sales. Mezzanine Finance offers a way to top up the amount of funding without having strict conditions imposed by the senior lender.
Mezzanine finance is usually more cost effective than equity finance because loan interest is cheaper than paying out a percentage of profits at the end. Property developers are often reluctant to raise capital via equity because they don’t want to lose control. With mezzanine finance, the Borrower can retain almost full control over the project’s development.
Not only does mezzanine finance from a private lender allow a Borrower to access funding quickly but it also provides flexible repayment terms. Private Mortgages Australia understands that the quicker the development project is completed, the quicker the assets can be sold, the profit realised and the loan to be repaid. We specialise in tailoring a loan to ensure the development is fully funded throughout the building process, or provide funds so the project can move to the next stage of construction.