Project Financing

Project Financing

Madison has extensive experience both as a principal and agent in the development process. Our organization applies a uniquely “hands-on” approach. In addition to managing the financing strategy and project presentation, our involvement can include site selection, analyzing the competitive market, project feasibility underwriting as well as staffing and coordination needs going forward. 

We work alongside the developer throughout the development process. This includes project inception, commencement of construction, ongoing progress and commencement of construction. Such close involvement enables us to optimize a project’s profitability by constantly monitoring and adjusting it in the context of the client’s overall goals. As compared to the permanent debt or stabilized asset sale markets, there is a significant inefficiency in the development of value-added equity and debt markets. Supposedly comparable “market” structures can yield significantly different financial results to the developer. We seek to bring efficiency to the financing process for the benefit of our clients.

Case Study

Summary of Property Data
Name of Property: Blue Luxury Condominiums
Type of Property: High-Rise Luxury Condominium
Location of Property: Miami, Florida
Number of Units: 330

Summary of Transaction Data
Transaction Type: Mezzanine and Construction
Pre-development Capitalization: $110.0 Million
Client: Hyperion Development Group


Madison served as exclusive financial advisor for Hyperion Development Group, arranging construction and mezzanine development financing for Blue, a $110 million, 330-unit luxury high-rise condominium development. The project is located near the eastbound entrance to the Julia Tuttle Causeway, towering above Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL. The 36-story Arquitectonica designed tower enjoys Biscayne Bay frontage on an approximately two-acre parcel providing unobstructed panoramic views of the Bay and Miami Beach as well as the city skyline from each residence. The unique design creates a chic living environment through efficient floor plans in each of the 330 ultra-modern units. Unit owners will enjoy single loaded corridors, an excellent luxury finish package including European Style kitchens and GE Profile appliances and, appropriately, blue tinted floor-to-ceiling windows, doors and glass balconies. Community amenities include rooftop pools and gardens, a private spa and a waterside restaurant.

The client was interested in closing construction and mezzanine financing quickly, while minimizing cost of capital and eliminating personal recourse. Conversion of reservations to hard sales contracts had just begun and a general contractor had not yet been selected. Madison structured a nonrecourse loan with a single lender providing the mezzanine and construction loans in a single facility – without a syndication requirement. Early funding, simultaneous to the sales conversion process enabled the commencement of construction while the unit buyers’ sales contracts were finalized.

An aggressive blended interest rate and significant use of buyer second deposits provided for an exceptionally low overall cost of capital. Madison delivered the optimal project financing and execution for the highprofile condominium development, while minimizing execution time.