AUSTIN– Palladius Capital Management recently revealed that it is seeking $300 million in commercial real estate debt investments in the US. The firm is well-capitalized and able to begin making investments immediately to capitalize on the favorable market conditions for competitively priced, customized financing solutions, according to a prepared release.
The company is targeting construction and transitional commercial real estate debt investments, which it plans to hold on its balance sheet. Specifically, the firm is focused on originating, acquiring and managing first mortgages, B-notes, mezzanine debt and preferred equity.
“Ramping up our lending platform alongside our equity activities comes at a time when many bank and non-bank lenders are pausing activities due to rising interest rates and prolonged economic uncertainty,” says Nitin Chexal, CEO of Palladius, in the prepared release.
The firm is seeking high-quality borrowers with sound business plans which require flexible financing solutions – ranging in size from $2 million to $40 million – across most asset classes including multifamily, student housing, industrial, hospitality and single-family housing.
“This strategic decision adds to the firm’s overall capabilities, aligns with our tactically contrarian investment philosophy and demonstrates our ability to add capital solutions based on where we believe we can achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns,” Chexal adds. “Our team’s many years of experience as investors, owners and operators of commercial real estate has granted us a deep understanding of borrowers’ needs, enabling us to work closely with them to deliver bespoke solutions.”
The decision to expand its debt platform advances the firm’s broader plan to introduce new investment strategies when market conditions are highly conducive to success, the release notes. The approach Palladius takes to create short and long-term value for its investors is informed by decades of investment and property-level operating experience as well as deep local market knowledge, enabling it to identify and capitalize on mispriced risk.
In addition to having acquired and operated more than $8 billion in commercial real estate assets over the course of their respective careers, the Palladius leadership team has lent over $1 billion in real estate debt.
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