Freedom Financial Funds Closes Northpoint Shopping Center – Overcoming Hurdles in Property Acquisition

Northpoint Shopping Center, a prominent retail property built in 1987, boasts a substantial size of 159,913 NRA and is anchored by a large grocery store.  The property has proven its significance in the retail landscape over the years, serving as a cornerstone for local businesses and a hub for community activity.

In a recent milestone acquisition, the Northpoint Shopping Center faced a series of significant hurdles that required strategic navigation and innovative solutions.  This acquisition marked the first of three properties to be acquired as part of a 1031 exchange, setting the stage for a complex and dynamic transaction process.

One of the major challenges encountered during this acquisition journey was the uncertainty surrounding the third property, which is entangled in ongoing litigation, posing a threat to the exchange timeline.  To address this challenge, a creative solution was devised by integrating the equity component earmarked for the third property into Freedom’s loan on the first property.  This strategic maneuver ensured that the necessary funds would be available for the third property if and when the litigation is resolved, safeguarding the integrity of the exchange process.

Furthermore, the acquisition of the first property necessitated a substantial capital investment for future improvements and developments.  Recognizing this requirement, Freedom’s loan structure was tailored to incorporate provisions for additional funding, ensuring that the Northpoint Shopping Center’s potential could be fully realized through strategic investments and enhancements.

While the Borrower’s relationship bank initially caused delays with its decision-making processes, Freedom Financial Funds stepped in and facilitated the transaction within a tight timeframe, thereby showcasing its commitment to empowering clients and driving successful outcomes in complex real estate transactions.

The successful acquisition of the Northpoint Shopping Center stands as a testament to the resilience, adaptability, and strategic acumen of all parties involved.  By overcoming these hurdles with ingenuity and collaboration, the future of this iconic retail property is poised for growth, innovation, and continued success in the dynamic retail landscape.

About Freedom Financial Funds:
Freedom Financial Funds is capital solved.  As an unleveraged and fully discretionary fund, Freedom offers real estate loans ranging from $2 million to $15 million for most property types across the Western United States.  Freedom does not have “programs;” instead they customize each loan to meet the client’s individual goals and objectives.  All underwriting is internal, without the need for appraisals, and every loan is managed directly by a principal of the fund. 

Freedom evaluates the people, the credit, and the real estate (in that order) behind each opportunity. More than 80% of their annual production is repeat business with long-term relationships that value this approach.

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