We conduct an extensive vetting process and select what we believe are some of the best firms in the best markets.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
Fairway America, LLC ("Fairway"), a Portland Oregon-based small balance real estate fund advisory and investment firm, has selected Procida Funding’s 100 Mile Fund as its first investment vehicle and fund manager in the New York metropolitan area.
The 20-year-old Fairway America recently launched Fairway America Fund VII LP, which seeks to invest in best-in-breed local fund managers, according to Fairway CEO, Matt Burk.
“We conduct an extensive vetting process for our funds and select what we believe are some of the best firms in the best markets,” noted Burk. “After carefully reviewing the 100 Mile Fund’s offering, we’ve chosen to invest with Procida because they are what I believe all fund managers should be; very local, very transparent and the principals have considerable skin in the game. Based on our research and experience, I believe Procida’s 20-year track record and extensive development experience combine to create a tremendous opportunity.”
Fairway will also handle Procida’s fund administration moving forward, creating additional efficiencies and growth opportunities, according to Procida Funding’s president William “Billy” Procida.
“In Fairway, we encountered an incredibly professional team and we are extremely pleased to be selected for their Fund VII,” said Procida. “Vetting processes and completions are arduous but not always worth the time. In this case, however, we liked what we saw from Fairway so much that we switched our fund administration services over to them. Our relationship created not only a sizable investment in the 100 Mile Fund, but additional back office and administrative support that will let us do what we do best: put money out and earn returns for our investors.”
Procida’s 100 Mile Fund is a middle-market real estate investment vehicle focused on development and bridge loans in the $3 - $30 million range within 100 miles of Procida’s headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. The fund has averaged returns over 13% since being established in 2011 and anticipates a dividend of over 15% this year. The fund’s typical borrower refinances with conventional long-term debt an average of 14 months after originating a loan with Procida, creating exceptional velocity that rewards the fund’s investors. Procida Funding and Advisors, the 100 Mile Fund’s exclusive fund manager, was established in 1995 by Billy Procida following a 15-year career as a nationally ranked general contractor and homebuilder and winner of the prestigious New York City developer of the year award. The 100 Mile Fund is Procida’s third fund. The firm has provided over $3 billion dollars of bridge, mezzanine and construction loans since its funding. “What make us different than our peers is we think like developers and act like contractors,” said Procida.
Fairway America’s Fund VII leverages Fairway’s extensive experience and track record in having operated multiple funds of its own as well as consulted with, advised on and/or administered dozens of others on behalf of its clients around the United States. The Fund invests with a variety of fund managers pursuing a variety of real estate investment strategies in a variety of target markets.
About Procida Funding & Advisors, LLC
Procida Funding, LLC, provides bridge, mezzanine and equity capital to the real estate industry and middle market companies. Since 1995, the Firm has completed over $2 billion dollars of transactions ranging from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000. The Firm utilizes its own capital as well as strategic capital partners. Procida Advisors provides due diligence and asset management services to financial institutions and private equity funds with a concentration on construction, bankruptcy, restructuring and marketing.
The firm’s founder William Procida has been a prominent leader in the Tristate-area real estate market for over 30 years, building over one billion dollars in projects and financing more than two billion dollars. In addition to being a media commentator, with frequent appearances on CNBC and Fox Business, he has received the New York City “Developer of the Year Award” and National Association of Home Builders “Pillar of the Industry Award.”
About Fairway America
Fairway America, LLC is a long-time real estate lender, fund manager and boutique real estate finance advisory firm providing strategic business planning services nationwide to private money lenders and real estate operators around the structure, architecture, and administration of proprietary 506 Regulation D pooled investment funds. Fairway’s related entities manage two funds, Fairway America Fund VI, LLC, an acquirer of small balance real estate secured loans and investments, and Fairway America Fund VII, LP, a small balance real estate fund of funds. Both funds consider investments nationwide. For more information visit, http://www.fairwayamerica.com/.