Innovative Financing Strategies

Successful real estate development in economic development often requires a comprehensive set of to financing tools to bring projects to fruition. From the use of traditional debt tools such as bond financing and loan programs, to the use of innovative financing arrangements such as sale/lease backs, TIF, special assessment district and tax credits, public and private sector entities must be proactive in arranging and securing the proper financing to make projects successful.

Vantage Point Real Estate Development Management, LLC, senior professionals personally were pioneers and remain leaders in identifying innovative financing arrangements that have been successfully use of the development of a wide range of product types including retail, suburban industrial parks, TOD, MXD, workforce housing and office development. Whether the goal is brownfields redevelopment or assisting local redevelopment authorities in infrastructure financing to spur industrial development, our professionals have unparalleled experience in identifying financing options and targeting these opportunities to our clients so that successful implementation can be achieved.

Our broad- based knowledge of challenging experiences and our solid track record of innovative financing strategies has been used to achieve pragmatic results.

Bond Financing

Our senior professionals have extensive experience working with public and private sector entities seeking bond financing for their real estate projects and infrastructure needs. Experience includes:

  1. general obligation bonds
  2. revenue bonds
  3. bond and grant anticipation notes
  4. private activity bonds: exempt facility bonds; redevelopment bonds; 501(c)(3) bonds; and tax exempt bonds


Area-Based Financing

The use of tax increment financing (TIF) and special assessment district (SAD) have become increasingly popular financing mechanisms for redevelopment of defined geographic areas. Our senior professionals have been at the forefront of use of these types of mechanisms nationally in work with local governments and developers to securities innovative financing arrangements. Experience includes:

  1. TIF: capture the future increases in value that new development generates in order to finance associated project costs (infrastructure, land acquisition, utilities)
  2. SAD: use of a special tax assessment or revenue stream to finance improvements in targeted areas (community assessment districts, community facilities districts, special improvement districts, business improvement districts)


Business-Based Financing

Potential business-based financing strategies employed by our senior professionals for development projects have included:

  1. revolving loan funds
  2. mezzanine funds
  3. venture and angel capital funds
  4. seed funding


Innovative Techniques/Credit Enhancement

A variety of innovative financing and credit enhancement techniques have been used by our senior professionals on behalf of our client, including:

  1. sales/lease backs
  2. enhanced use leases (EUL)
  3. air rights development
  4. asset bartering
  5. tax abatements
  6. pooled loans
  7. certificates of participation (COP)
  8. loan guarantees
  9. land write-downs


Tax Credits/Incentives

Tax credits can play an important role in making the financial arrangement supporting a deal work. Our senior professionals have been involved in identifying and securing tax credits for a wide range of projects nationwide, particularly in public/private partnership arrangements. Experience includes:

  1. historic preservation tax credits
  2. federal brownfields expensing tax incentives
  3. new market tax credits
  4. low income housing tax credits

5.    research and development tax credits


Federal and State Funding/Grants

These funding opportunities continue to play an increasingly important role in financing packages for a wide variety of projects. Our senior professionals have assisted groups to understand what opportunities exist for federal and funding, and often prepare grant another financial applications on their behalf. Experience includes:

  1. US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  2. Small Business Administration
  3. Economic Development Administration
  4. Federal Transit Administration
  5. foundation grants and programmatic investment