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Supermarket site collateral for $37M MRC financing package

Madison Realty Capital (MRC), an institutionally-backed real estate investment firm focused on real estate equity and debt investments in the middle markets, provided $37 million of financing collateralized by three properties located in the Queens neighborhoods of Jamaica and Flushing.

The borrower needed immediate funding to close a separate acquisition in New York, and MRC was able to provide the required liquidity through a deal backed by the Queens assets.

“The velocity of transactions in today’s market requires buyers to move quickly, and we’re pleased to provide this customized financing solution to help close a time-sensitive deal,” said Josh Zegen, co-founder and managing principal of MRC.

“The borrower approached us based on our speed and certainty of execution, and we are familiar with these Queens submarkets as an active real estate lender and owner there.  With that background and the support of our vertically integrated platform, we were able to underwrite and close the transaction on an accelerated timeline.”

The collateral for MRC’s loan includes three properties.

163-05 Archer Avenue, a 32,471 SF retail building located in Jamaica, Queens, is currently undergoing renovations scheduled for completion by August 2015.

The building will be 100 percent occupied by Green Apple Supermarket & Food Court and a Rent-A-Center location.

The neighboring property, 163-25 Archer Avenue, is a development site offering approximately 700,000 buildable square feet.

The third property supporting the loan is a newly developed condominium building in Flushing, Queens, which includes residential and medical office units.

Including this transaction, MRC closed 13 debt investments totaling $240 million in the second quarter of 2015, consisting of special situation loan origination opportunities and loan acquisition deals.

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