TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 28, 2017) – Terra Firma Capital Corporation (TSX VENTURE:TII) (“Terra Firma” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the closing of a US$11.7 million (CDN$14.4 million) first mortgage loan (the “Loan”) secured by 245 lots, part of a 1,896 lot master planned community located in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of Phoenix, Arizona.
The Company partially funded US$5.2 million (CDN$6.4 million) on closing from available cash balances and funds from syndicated investors. The remainder will be funded in the future based on the borrower meeting certain conditions through a combination of available cash balances and funds from syndicated investors. The financing was structured to accommodate a land acquisition for Ashton Woods Homes (an affiliated company of the Great Gulf Group) through a land banking structure in combination with Coronado West, a strong relationship borrower of Terra Firma. The deployment of this capital is expected to positively impact the earnings of the Company in the quarter ending September 30, 2017 and onwards.
“The closing of this loan marks our first transaction with the Great Gulf Group of companies, and I am very excited about the potential for many future deals in our new strategic alliance with Great Gulf,” noted Glenn Watchorn, President and CEO of Terra Firma Capital Corporation. “With CDN$52 million in transactions closed and announced during this quarter, combined with a robust pipeline of qualified transactions, Terra Firma is setting up for strong earnings growth for the remainder of 2017 and 2018.”
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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