Financing Mixed-Use Development in the Delaware Valley Region

Financing Mixed-Use Development in the Delaware Valley Region

Product No.: 08037
Date Published: 01/2008

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This report is designed to aid municipalities and developers in effectively financing mixed-use development. Included are an overview of the benefits and challenges to implementing mixed-use development, best practices in financing (including specific financing mechanisms), different organizational structures for financing, and strategies for achieving success. Case studies of successful mixed-use projects in the Delaware Valley region are presented, as well as funding sources that exist in the region.

Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC region

Key Words: mixed-use, financing, developers, economic development, community revitalization, time value of money, complexity, risk, underwriting standards, pro form as, mezzanine financing (gap financing), tranching repayment plan, equity financing, debt financing, pension funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), commercial banks, life insurance companies, commercial mortgage-backed securities, public-private partnership, construction loan, project phasing, debt coverage ratio (OCR), exit strategy, community development corporations (CDC), community development financial institutions (CDFI), tax increment financing (TIF), revenue allocation districts (RAD), land banks, locationefficient mortgages (LEM), redevelopment authorities (RDA).

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