Mobile home commercial investment investment in Bracebridge.
Purchase price: $8,500,000
Cash invested: $6,500,000
Sale price: $17,000,000
1,153 Acre Land Lease Resort Development (mobile home park on water- 2 seperate resorts: Bonnie Lake Resort and Shamrock Bay Resort)
Hold Time: 3.5 Years
Returns to Investors 48% (12%+ annualized)
Project Size: Acquired for $8,500,000 sold for $17,000,000 in 2014
Location, Muskoka Ontario
What made you interested in investing in this type of deal?
Partner brough the deal to me. Significant value add, underutilized land. Great demographics
How did you find this deal and how did you negotiate it?
Direct to vendor
How did you finance this deal?
Cash of $6.5M
VTB with vendor $2.5M
Self financed- very difficult for construction financing in this asset class
How did you add value to the deal?
I could write a 40 page book on the value Add
Expanded 1 park from 118 sites to 286 and the other site from 280 to more than 1,100 sites
Reduced management - with CFO and sales team and 1 management for both
What was the outcome?
Paid investors more than $3.5M in profit, along with cash flow from operations
Lessons learned? Challenges?
Importance of right partners
Strong GP - financials
Debt and structuring it correctly
VTB (vendor take back)
Did you work with any real estate professionals (agents, lenders, etc.) that you'd recommend to others?
Crupi Law- increible lawyer.
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