Case Studies |

New Construction Winery, Napa Valley, CA – $4.9 million

In mid-2012, DLH Realty Capital was engaged by a Napa Valley wine maker to secure construction financing to build his family winery.  DLH faced numerous hurdles as the market was still suffering from the hangover of the “Great Recession”.  Comparable sales were scarce and lenders were hesitant to jump back into construction financing.  Working closely with numerous banks, DLH was able to narrow the focus to a specific lender and worked with them in understanding the value.  The winery broke ground in 2014 and was open to private tastings in early 2015.

Medical Building, Beverly Hills, CA – $5.1 million

DLH Realty Capital was engaged by the Buyer of a medical building in Beverly Hills to assist with a multi-phase finance placement.  Phase I was a short-term bridge loan to accommodate a swift close.  DLH leaned on industry relationships to negotiate a loan with a local lender with minimal fees and no prepayment penalty.  Following the close of escrow, DLH initiated Phase II and secured a long term fixed, low rate loan for the Borrower.

68 Unit Apartment Building, Santa Rosa, CA – $5.2 million

In August of 2008, DLH arranged a new loan on a 68 unit multifamily apartment building in Santa Rosa, California.  The Borrower locked the rate with a $52,000 non-refundable rate-lock deposit.  A few weeks after locking the rate, the economic crash hit.  During this tumultuous period, the lender DLH arranged the loan with was acquired by another bank and began sending back those “non-refundable” deposits and canceling loans.  DLH maintained the industry relationships developed over decades in the business to transition the loan, as locked and negotiated, to the new lender.  The loan ultimately funded for our clients on October 15, 2008.

Inn, Restaurant & Micro-Brewery, Napa Valley, CA – $3.2 million

DLH Realty Capital was engaged to arrange an SBA loan for the purchase of the property the buyer had leased from the seller for over 20 years.  The loan provided long-term stability to the buyer and improved global cash-flow, while allowing and expansion of the business.

Mixed Use Retail/Multifamily Building, Union Square, San Francisco – $4.3 million

DLH Realty Capital was engaged to arrange a new loan to refinance the Borrower out of two high interest rate loans and establish a substantial capital improvement reserve account.  The Borrower was able to lock the new low interest rate in for an extended period, while increasing overall cash-flow.


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