Welcome to Meridian Capital Group
Meridian has arranged financing for many of the country’s leading real estate investors and developers. The experts on our in-house underwriting and placement teams tailor creative, best-in-class solutions for our clients’ unique needs.
Clients benefit from our long-standing relationships with more than 310 traditional and non-traditional lenders, including local, regional, and national banks; CMBS lenders; agency lenders; mortgage REITs; life insurance companies; credit unions; private equity funds; and other specialty finance firms.
Meridian’s expedited process and unbridled creativity allow us to quickly close transactions regardless of size, location, or complexity.
Meet Our Capital Markets Team
Meridian’s people define us and are our single greatest differentiator in successfully negotiating premium terms and navigating the market on behalf of clients to achieve successful outcomes. Meridian’s deal teams service clients and execute with a tireless tenacity, which has become a hallmark of our business and has allowed us to become America’s Most Active Dealmaker. Shouldn’t you be working with Meridian Capital Group?
Multifamily loans have historically constituted a substantial component of our business. Over the past five years, Meridian has arranged more than $136 billion in financing for multifamily properties nationwide, ranging from individual properties to multi-building complexes and multi-state portfolios consisting of thousands of units.
Meridian has financed many of the most prominent office properties in the country, totaling more than $22 billion over the past five years. Meridian’s deep understanding of the operation and economics of office properties allow us to diligently analyze and structure financing solutions for even the most complex assets, including leaseholds and full repositioning plans.
Over the past five years, Meridian has arranged more than $10 billion in financing for a broad array of retail properties nationally, including storefront, urban and suburban shopping centers, regional malls, and new innovative and experiential concepts. Our deep understanding of retail property economics allows us to advise the most sophisticated clients on the most efficient terms available based on each property’s characteristics and capital requirements.
Meridian has arranged more than $8 billion in financing for mixed-use properties over the past five years and advises many of the most prominent owners of these dynamic properties. Our urban and in-fill market expertise allows us to provide clients with optimal financing solutions for properties whose income stream is derived from a variety of uses.
Meridian’s dedicated co-op team has arranged more than $5 billion in underlying mortgage financing for co-op properties over the past five years. Our unique co-op program focuses exclusively on the underwriting and placement of underlying co-op mortgages, providing co-op boards, managing agents, and co-op advisors with access to the broad array of specialized lenders in this space.
Meridian has arranged over $5 billion in financing for the full array of hospitality service levels and has negotiated financing for the development of new hotels, repositioning and re-flagging of older hotels, as well as acquiring and refinancing existing hotels. Our experience underwriting these operationally intensive properties, with our deep understanding of major hotel flags, allows us to bring transactions to market efficiently and effectively.
Since the group’s formation in 2011, Meridian’s healthcare and senior housing team has closed over $13 billion in financing for independent living, senior communities and other senior housing assets nationally. Our seasoned experts have the acumen to analyze the administrative complexities of this property type and offers the most effective financing strategies available through their strong network of specialized lenders.
Over the past five years, Meridian’s experienced industrial property specialists have arranged more than $6 billion in financing for a broad array of industrial, flex, and logistics properties throughout the United States. Our market and operational knowledge of industrial properties allows us to negotiate financing for the development of new facilities as well as the acquisition, refinancing and repositioning of existing ones.
Meridian’s substantial expertise in the complex world of development spans numerous market cycles, property types and geographies. By constantly monitoring real estate capital markets and truly understanding the risk-adjusted returns of each deal, Meridian has helped developers bring numerous landmark buildings to fruition.
Meridian’s business was built on working with top-tier, long-term ownership. No other intermediary has the depth of experience or the vast lender relationships that Meridian enjoys in arranging permanent financing. By serving as the de facto origination arm for many of America’s most active balance sheet lenders, Meridian can offer unique programs and preferred terms for our clients.
Meridian represents many of the most active investors and developers in the United States, and over our 30-year history has arranged financing for some of the largest property acquisitions, including significant single assets as well as vast portfolios in multiple states. Where certainty of execution is tantamount, our clients rely on us to obtain the proceeds and terms required for mission-critical property purchases.
Meridian has arranged construction financing for a broad array of property types across the United States. Our experts analyze the project’s stage of development, expected construction period, assumptions and projections to tailor financing to meet each developer’s specific needs, time frame, and business plan.
By acting as an advisor, Meridian fully understands the structure and value of each asset and therefore can advise clients on complex capital stacks, partner buyouts and sales or recapitalizations of partial interests.
Meridian advisors appreciate that real estate opportunities often require bridge financing to facilitate a quick closing or to capitalize on a short-term market fluctuation. We access interim financing solutions in accordance with a client’s business plan and stay closely engaged until the permanent financing stage.
Meridian knows the value-add marketplace and has raised debt capital for many transformative repositioning projects at properties across the U.S. Our intimate knowledge of the redevelopment process allows us to negotiate flexible financing that aligns with each project’s timeline and budget.
Meridian’s structured finance team has extensive experience in the negotiation of mezzanine financing for a broad range of property types. Our advisors work with clients, senior and mezzanine lenders to properly structure subordinate debt to support each project based on its individual merits.
Meridian’s broad network of equity sources stems from 30 years of acting as a trusted advisor to many of the most prominent real estate investors across the country. Through these unique connections, Meridian is able to raise equity quickly by understanding how each party operates, their return hurdles and where they are best matched with sponsors.
Opportunity Abounds in Industrial Real Estate: Q&A With Meridian Capital’s David Schechtman
Industrial has been the hot real estate asset class for the past few years, a bright spot for investors and owners throughout the pandemic. Fluctuations in interest rates and other market forces are cooling things down, yet that hasn’t slowed Meridian Capital Group’s ability to close a voluminous amount of deals. What’s the secret ingredient […]
Eagle Rock Properties Gets Talons on $323M for Five-Property New England Multifamily Portfolio
New York, NY-based Eagle Rock Properties has secured $323 million in financing for a 1,314-unit portfolio of five multifamily properties located in MA and in NH. The properties are situated in Framingham, Swampscott and Brighton, MA and in Nashua, NH. The portfolio’s properties include community clubhouses, barbeques, fitness centers, swimming pools, garage parking and pet […]
MSD Partners Provides $94M for Marriott and Residence Inn at JFK Airport
Soundview Real Estate Partners and Chartwell Hospitality have landed $94 million in financing for the Marriott and Residence Inn at John F. Kennedy Airport in Jamaica, Queens, Commercial Observer can first report. MSD Partners provided the floating-rate, interest-only loan. Meridian Capital Group negotiated the transaction with a team led by Adam Hakim, James Murad and David Baker. Located at 144-02 135th Avenue, the property consists of two new-construction hotels operating under the […]
Empire Capital, partners close on $320M deal for 1330 Sixth Ave
Group including Hakimian Capital scores $215 million acquisition loan from Deutsche Bank Investors including Josh Rahmani and Ebi Khalili’s Empire Capital have closed on their $320 million purchase of the 40-story office tower at 1330 Sixth Avenue from RXR Realty and Blackstone — by far the largest acquisition to date for the pair of former commercial brokers. […]
Meridian Closes Over $900 Million of Acquisition Loans and Refinances
We know that closing M&A transactions and financings has gotten much more difficult in the last couple of months, but Meridian Capital Group’s Senior Housing and Healthcare team announced $913 million in transaction volume over the past two months, bringing their year-to-date total to nearly $4 billion in 2022. Ari Adlerstein and Josh Simpson negotiated the […]
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- 1) $2,000,000 Minimum Loan Size (Applies to All Asset Classes and Financing Types)
- 2) Commercial Properties Only (No Single-Family)
- 3) Located in the United States
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