bcIMC finances higher risk fixed-term and/or construction mortgages on Canadian commercial and multi-family
residential properties through our Mezzanine Fund. The risk factors that are evaluated include those listed
for the Fixed-Term and Construction Funds.
Mezzanine mortgages may provide a high loan-to-value or specialized sources of financing. In exchange for
the higher levels of risk associated with mortgages of this nature, the Mezzanine Fund requires additional
compensation and/or additional security provisions. As such, mortgage terms and security may vary based on the
unique circumstances of the investment.
- First, second or third mortgages
- Equity participation mortgages
- Directly or indirectly, units/shares in Canadian mortgage trusts, mortgage funds, limited partnerships, co-investment agreements, and parallel
investment agreements where the underlying assets comply with the Mezzanine Fund's investment policies
- Multi-family residential (including condominium projects)
- Raw Land
- Retirement Homes
Typically one to five years
Mezzanine mortgages can have fixed or floating interest rates. The size of risk premium varies based on factors
specific to each development project. bcIMC's portfolio managers utilize a multi-factor risk rating model to
assess risk levels of individual investment opportunities. The risk factors that are evaluated include: location;
structure quality; tenant financial strength (preleasing levels) and/or pre-sale amount; borrower and covenantor's
financial strength; loan-to-value level; loan-to-cost level; debt servicing ability; developer's experience.
Typical range $1,000,000 to $50,000,000
The Mezzanine Fund only finances mortgage developments loans to experienced developers and utilizes qualified
quantity surveyors to oversee development progress. The Mezzanine Fund also requires significant pre-sales and/or
pre-leasing levels for the project, as well as sufficient profit margin levels. No mortgages will be funded without
a property inspection, current market appraisal, geotechnical inspection report and a current environmental audit.
Fixed-Term Mortgage Fund
Construction Mortgage Fund