BridgeInvest specializes in financing real estate transactions with limited or no cash flow and a value-add or construction component.

June 30, 2019
Commercial Observer: Rieber Lands $36M Construction Loan on Florida Medical Office and Hotel Project
BridgeInvest, a lender based in Miami, has originated $36 million of construction financing to fund the development of Ivory 24, a mixed-use commercial building, in Aventura, Fla., the company behind the project announced today. The project is led by Rieber Developments and includes medical office, retail and a 100-room hotel [...]
January 9, 2019
The Real Deal: Waldorf Astoria tower in downtown Miami scores $33M pre-development loan
Property Markets Group landed a $33 million pre-development loan for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences Miami before the end of the year. BridgeInvest provided the loan, which will be used to finalize approvals and launch condo sales, according to a release. The development will mark the first in Miami for Waldorf, [...]
October 31, 2018
The Real Deal: Gomez scores $24.25 MM Construction Loan for Fontainebleau Apartments from BridgeInvest
A company tied to developer Marlon Gomez just scored a $24.25 million construction loan from BridgeInvest to build an apartment complex in the Fontainebleau area of Miami. Fontaineparc will will use the loan to build a 133-unit building at 275 Fontainebleau Boulevard in western Miami-Dade County. Construction is set to begin [...]
October 10, 2018
GlobeSt: When Rehab Beats Removal
BridgeInvest has provided a $5.2 million acquisition and rehabilitation loan for a 75 year-old, 12-unit rental apartment building on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Fla. Eastern Union Funding arranged the financing, which includes a capital expenditure reserve for the gut renovation of the property. Click here for the full article [...]
July 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Business Journal: Developers of 35-story condo tower in downtown Tampa’s Channel district aim for early 2019 groundbreaking
The developers known for pioneering projects in downtown Tampa's Channel district are moving forward with the neighborhood's first new condominiums in more than a decade: 35 stories of luxury units on Channelside Drive. Mercury Advisors has secured a $45 million development loan for Eleve 61, which will be built at 858 Channelside [...]
June 21, 2018
The Real Deal: Design 41 secures $28M loan from BridgeInvest
BridgeInvest recently provided a $28 MM refinance and improvement loan on a landmark 48,085 square foot mixed-use building in the heart of Miami’s Design District. The mixed-use project at 112 Northeast 41st Street has already completed construction and the developer is using the loan to put some “finishing touches” into [...]
May 21, 2018
The Real Deal: Miami-based firm borrows $21.5M to build a Tru by Hilton hotel in Orlando
Miami-based Epelboim Development Group got a $21.5 million loan to finance construction of a Tru by Hilton hotel in Orlando. The site of the eight-story, 259-suite hotel on Westbrook Avenue in Orlando is across from the Orange County Convention Center. The hotel is expected to open in the fourth quarter [...]
May 14, 2018
Costar News: Charlotte’s First Food Hall Brings Home the Bacon
Paces Properties, the developer that created Atlanta’s Krog Street Market, just landed a $40 million construction loan for a large adaptive reuse project that will house Charlotte, NC's first food hall. BridgeInvest, a provider of short-term, senior-position bridge loans, said Friday it closed the construction loan for the Tompkins Hall [...]
May 11, 2018
South Florida Business Journal: Miami-Based Commercial Lending Fund Seeks to Raise $200 MM
Miami-based BridgeInvest has launched a fund to make commercial real estate loans, with the goal of raising $200 million. Managing partner Alex Horn said the fund will target first mortgage loans in the southeastern U.S. with limited or no cash flow, customized terms and a short-term closing. For example, BridgeInvest [...]
April 23, 2018
Law 360: Conference Focuses On Sea Level Rise Resiliency For S. Fla.
A climate change conference in Miami was a mixture of optimism and dread on Wednesday, as experts in the science, insurance and development communities presented sobering figures about sea level rise estimates and discussed how South Florida can build resilient communities to adapt to increased flooding. At the conference, sponsored [...]
April 5, 2018
Hiring: Controller Position
BridgeInvest is seeking a full-time, seasoned professional to join our team as a Controller, who will be responsible for finance, accounting and operations/compliance. The candidate should be an independent self-starter with strong accounting and finance background, ability to multitask and excellent attention to detail. This is a senior, managerial role [...]
March 28, 2018
Why Investors Need to Roll Up Their Sleeves
Alex Horn, BridgeInvest's founder and managing partner, discusses the alternative lending environment and explains how the financing needs of small-property borrowers changed in the years following the recession. BridgeInvest is a relatively new player in the lending landscape. With roughly seven years since it began its operations, the real estate [...]
March 20, 2018
Curbed Atlanta: Midtown Condo Project
Juniper and 5th venture lands financing for one of Atlanta’s largest new condo communities in ages. Development wonks have argued for years that Atlanta is starved for condos, as opposed to apartments, and now a developer with a growing presence in the city is preparing to test that assertion in [...]
March 6, 2018
San Antonio Express News: Lone Star Brewery owner avoids foreclosure with $11M loan
The Lone Star Brewery’s owner has avoided foreclosure by refinancing its debt, putting a stop tothe financial chaos that has engulfed the brewery since a $300 million plan to redevelop it fell through last summer. The brewery was scheduled to be sold on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse [...]
August 8, 2017
South Florida Business Journal: Congratulations to BridgeInvest’s Alex Horn for Making the 40 Under 40 list
Welcome to our 2017 40 Under 40 Awards package, which celebrates 40 business executives 39 and younger that exemplify innovation and leadership in their competitive fields. This special section highlights how our 40 Under 40 honorees have made significant contributions to their companies, sectors and communities. And while youthful, make [...]
August 8, 2017
South Florida Business Journal: Top Bankers Drive Economy, Community and Culture
It should come as no surprise that each year's Power Leaders in banking and Finance honorees are the executives who help fuel South Florida's economy. From driving local, national, or international banks, and locally-focused community banks or credit unions, these leaders serve unique needs and help spur regional growth. Dig [...]
July 24, 2017
The Real Deal: Tricera Capital and Alex Karakhanian pay $2.8M for Design District development site
Tricera Capital and investor Alex Karakhanian just paid $2.8 million for a site in the Miami Design District where they plan to develop a retail building, Tricera’s co-founders Ben Mandell and Scott Sherman told The Real Deal. Tricera and Karakhanian’s LNDMRK Development bought the property at 4112 Northeast First Avenue [...]
June 14, 2017
The Wall Street Journal: Bank-Owned Homes Get a Fresh Look From Wealthy Buyers
Affluent home buyers, desperate for inventory in the hottest markets, are giving a fresh look to bank-owned homes. Savvy buyers could be rewarded with a discounted luxury home in a posh neighborhood. But they also could be stepping into a money pit with legal snarls. It’s a risk more buyers are willing [...]
March 30, 2017
The Real Deal: Trump presidency to have a positive impact on SoFla real estate investment
As Donald Trump inches closer to his 100th day in office, the pivotal moment most U.S. presidents are judged as to whether their agendas are moving forward, the commander-in-chief remains mired in a never-ending storm of controversy. Yet, having the New York billionaire developer at the country’s helm will only [...]
November 30, 2016
The Real Deal: Driftwood scores $16M construction loan for Doral hotel, including EB5 funding
With construction well underway at their Hilton branded hotel in Doral, partners Driftwood Hospitality Management and American Opportunity Regional Center just secured a $16 million loan to help finance the project, including $10 million from EB5 investors. County records show the loan was sourced both from an affiliate of Miami’s [...]
November 15, 2017
BridgeInvest Launches Construction Lending Program
Fast, Alternative Lending for Construction Has Arrived We are proud to announce a dedicated construction lending program designed to meet your financing needs and help capture timely market opportunities. BridgeInvest utilizes a fully-discretionary fund to provide bespoke, non-recourse financing for construction projects. We offer quick approvals and flexible terms. See [...]
November 1, 2016
BridgeInvest Launches Specialty Credit Private Equity Fund
BridgeInvest announces its first closing of the BridgeInvest Specialty Credit Private Equity Fund with initial capital commitments of $47 million. The discretionary fund will invest exclusively in short-term, first-mortgage loans secured by unique commercial and residential real estate assets in the Southeast US. The Fund’s investment strategy targets capital preservation [...]
October 15, 2015
Loans On Your Schedule, Not Ours
Why Having a Fixed Funding Date Matters In our regular meetings with potential borrowers, one of the points that we like to stress is the advantage of having a fixed funding date. As we outlined in our “Bridge Loan Basics” post, one of the key advantages of private financing, aside [...]
January 8, 2015
The Bridge Loan Basics
What is a bridge loan? What differentiates it from a traditional mortgage? Bridge loans are short-term loans often used as interim financing until a longer term solution becomes available to borrowers. Often referred to as hard money loans, these loans differ from a traditional mortgage in several ways, including: Duration. [...]
July 26, 2013
The “Unintended” Emergence of Private Lending
Where We are Now. Due to extensive efforts by U.S. banks to comply with both new international and domestic banking standards, we are seeing a rise in demand for private lending for situational loans, such as commercial bridge loans. Basel III—a global regulatory standard on bank capital requirements, leverage ratios, and liquidity [...]