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A few years ago, securing construction debt was a challenge in Phoenix, but today, lenders are actively chasing deals. The capital markets appetite illustrates the evolution of the Phoenix market. Scott Meredith of George Smith Partners recently secured a $67.3 million construction loan for the development of a 254-unit 14-story multifamily property in Phoenix. The non-bank lender deal is a great example of the capital activity in the market.

“The market is diverse,” Meredith, an SVP at George Smith Partners, tells GlobeSt.com. “It is not just big money center banks or life companies looking for class-A deals in gateway cities. It isn’t that confined. It is a more varied appetite from the capital markets with everything from high net worth individuals entering the construction lending space to insurance companies and money center banks and everything in between. The beauty of this capital markets today is that there is capital for a broad range of transactions.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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