TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Oct. 18, 2017) – Terra Firma Capital Corporation (TSX VENTURE:TII) (“Terra Firma” or the “Company“), is pleased to announce the closing of a US$14.8 million (CDN$18.6 million) first mortgage loan (the “Loan”) secured by 267 lots, part of a 642 lot master planned community located in one of the most desirable residential submarkets in the fast growing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Jacksonville, Florida.
The Company partially funded the Loan with a US$2.8 million (CDN$3.6 million) advance on closing from available cash balances. The remainder of the Loan will be funded in the future through a combination of available cash balances and funds from syndicated investors and will be based on the borrower meeting certain conditions related primarily to the completion of required development works. The majority of the Loan is expected to be funded before the end of the year and to positively impact the earnings of the Company in the quarter ending December 31, 2017 and onwards.
“With the closing of this Loan, we have now originated CDN$109 million this year on a cumulative basis, already surpassing the highest annual amount of loan originations in the company’s history,” noted Glenn Watchorn, President and CEO of Terra Firma Capital Corporation. “Furthermore, I am confident that Terra Firma will end the year strong given the continuing strength of our pipeline moving into the fourth quarter with signed letters of intent totaling over CDN$26 million expected to close in the quarter.”
About Terra Firma
Terra Firma is a full service, publicly traded real estate finance company that provides real estate financings secured by investment properties and real estate developments throughout Canada and the United States. The Company focuses on arranging and providing financing with flexible terms to real estate developers and owners who require shorter-term loans to bridge a transitional period of one to five years where they require capital at various stages of development or redevelopment of a property. These loans are typically repaid with lower cost, longer-term debt obtained from other Canadian financial institutions once the applicable transitional period is over or the redevelopment is complete, or from proceeds generated from the sale of the real estate assets. Terra Firma offers a full spectrum of real estate financing under the guidance of strict corporate governance, clarity and transparency. For further information please visit Terra Firma’s website at www.tfcc.ca.
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