Terra Firma Capital Corporation

Terra Firma Capital Corporation

January 06, 2011 08:30 ET

Terra Firma Capital Corporation Completes Loan on Bridle Path Development

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) - Terra Firma Capital Corporation, (TSX VENTURE:TII) ("Terra Firma") is pleased to announce that it has completed a mezzanine loan (the "Loan") on a development to be built at the corner of Bayview Avenue and the Bridle Path in Toronto. The development, known as the "Alexandria", will contain 20 luxurious condominium townhomes.

The total commitment provided by Terra Firma was $4,000,000 of which $1,400,000 has been funded by Terra Firma's internal cash and the balance syndicated to investors. The term of the Loan is 27 months. It carries a fixed interest rate plus a fixed fee due to Terra Firma upon maturity or sale of the townhomes, whichever occurs sooner. The Loan is secured by a second mortgage on the property and has full recourse to the borrower and its principals.

Mr. Y. Dov Meyer, Terra Firma's CEO and President, commented: "We are very pleased with this transaction. The development is situated in one of Toronto's most prestigious neighborhoods. This loan follows our philosophy of investing in properties with strong locations and accomplished developers. The investment demonstrates Terra Firma's ability to source attractive transactions, leverage our balance sheet by syndicating a portion of the deal to private investors and execute in a timely fashion." 

About Terra Firma

Terra Firma is a full service, publicly traded real estate finance company that provides customized equity and debt solutions to the real estate industry. Our focus is to provide flexibility to property owners who may be limited by conventional bank financing and to invest in quality commercial and residential developments. Terra Firma offers a full spectrum of real estate financing under the guidance of strict corporate governance, clarity and transparency.

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