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1st Quarter Newsletter

1st Quarter Newsletter

As we enter the second quarter of 2022, my Medalist Capital colleagues and I wanted to share a few quick highlights and observations from the first three months of the year which included robust lending activity and an eye-popping run up in the 10-year US treasury yield.

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Medalist Capital January and February Loan Closings

Medalist Capital January and February Loan Closings

See below for a sampling of loans closed in January and February.

1010 Midtown
ATLANTA, GA
A core urban retail and parking garage condo in Midtown Atlanta. The retail portion consists of 44,302 square feet of Class A retail space located at the base of the highly successful 1010 Midtown residential condominiums. Financing provided by a regional bank.

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2022 MBA CREF Conference Takeaways

2022 MBA CREF Conference Takeaways

The Medalist Team recently returned from the annual Mortgage Bankers Association CREF Conference (“MBA”) in San Diego where we met with over 60 lenders including most of our correspondent life insurance lenders. Last year’s MBA was canceled due to Covid, and although frequent Zoom meetings throughout the year were a suitable alternative, they can’t replace the face-to-face interaction. Although MBA is a marathon of back-to-back meetings, it never fails to provide valuable insight into the CRE debt and equity capital markets.

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2022 Start-of-the-Year Update

2022 Start-of-the-Year Update

At the start of each year, we take time to reflect on the year behind us and the one ahead of us. In 2021, Medalist Capital had a record year. Join us as we take a look at what made 2021 a success and what our expectations are for 2022.

Click here to view the full 2022 Start-of-the-Year Update.

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Medalist Capital Launches Investment Sales Division with Hires from Cushman & Wakefield

Medalist Capital Launches Investment Sales Division with Hires from Cushman & Wakefield

Charlotte, North Carolina – Medalist Capital is broadening its service offerings with the launch of a dedicated investment sales and advisory division based out of the expanded Raleigh office.

“Josh and Trey are two exceptional individuals who embrace the values we hold dear at Medalist, so we could not be more pleased to have them join the team. They will provide the professionalism and mechanics with which we will grow our investment sales volume, enabling us to serve our clients in even more ways.” stated Don Williams, President of Medalist Capital

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4th Quarter Newsletter

4th Quarter Newsletter

We hope that everyone had a happy holiday season enjoyed with family and friends. The primary headlines over the past few weeks seem to be centered around the new omicron variant of Covid-19, but as my spouse noted, “I think if I have to get Covid, I want this kind.” While we should all take reasonable precautions regarding the virus, at least life, business and commerce seem much more normal and vibrant compared to this time last year. 

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Marcus Ginyard Chooses Medalist Capital to Launch his Business Career

Marcus Ginyard Chooses Medalist Capital to Launch his Business Career

Charlotte, North Carolina - Medalist Capital is pleased to announce the hiring of recently-retired professional basketball player, Marcus Ginyard. In his role at Medalist, Ginyard will focus on finding new opportunities and keeping current deals on track. He will manage client and lender needs while also keeping a pulse on the market.

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Medalist Capital Recent Deal Closings November

Medalist Capital Recent Deal Closings November

Medalist Capital closed 19 deals in September and October totaling $327 Million

Geneva II
CHARLOTTE, NC
A newly built, 243,072-square-foot industrial property located in the Southwest Industrial submarket of Charlotte, North Carolina. Financing provided by a correspondent life insurance company.

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Medalist Capital Welcomes Two New Hires

Medalist Capital Welcomes Two New Hires

Please join us in welcoming Jack Codiga and Megan Lovett to the Medalist team. Jack hails all the way from California and will be assisting the Charlotte office. Megan will be assisting the Atlanta servicing team from the Raleigh office. We are very excited to have them both on the team.

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3rd Quarter Newsletter

3rd Quarter Newsletter

Hope everyone has been enjoying the gorgeous weather lately. Looking forward to the true fall weather and almost ready to break out my toboggan collection but not just yet. As our lives seem to be getting back to normal, time sure seems to be going by at a quicker pace compared to the pandemic days. Hopefully we will have a normal Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Santa Claus coming to town.

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Medalist Capital Grows Raleigh Office

Medalist Capital Grows Raleigh Office

Please join us in welcoming our newest analyst in the Raleigh office, Maryann Dudeck.

Maryann joined Medalist Capital in August of 2021 as an analyst. Prior to joining the Medalist team, she worked as an investment sales analyst on the Mid-Atlantic Capital Markets team at Transwestern in Washington, DC.

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Medalist Capital Recent Deal Closings May-July

Medalist Capital Recent Deal Closings May-July

Medalist Capital closed 44 deals in May, June and July totaling $469 Million.

Palmetto Trade Center
North Charleston, SC
A 160,000-square-foot industrial facility located in the thriving Palmetto Commerce Parkway corridor. Permanent financing provided by a correspondent life insurance company.

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2Q Newsletter 2021

2Q Newsletter 2021

We hope you had a great July 4th weekend! As of July 1, 2021, it has been 470 days since the pandemic started. Finally, the world seems to be opening back up. We hope everyone is healthy and ready to get back to a more normal tempo. It seems surreal to think about what the world has experienced over the last 470 days. In a strange way, the slower pace offered a chance to reflect on the most important parts of life: family, friends, health, laughter, tears, compassion, and so many other things we take for granted in our fast-paced world. I hope we will keep these in perspective as the world opens back up.

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People on the Move

People on the Move

Please join us in welcoming our newest analyst, Rexx Hallyburton who is joining our Raleigh office. Rexx graduated from Washington and Lee with a BS in Business Administration and worked in Wells Fargo’s Investment Banking Division before joining our team. 

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1Q Newsletter 2021

1Q Newsletter 2021

I hope everyone had a safe and productive start to 2021.  After such a challenging 2020, it felt good to turn the page and embrace the hope and optimism that seemed widespread to start this year.  With the historic March jobs report, a successful vaccine rollout thus far, a declining unemployment rate, and consumer confidence at a post-pandemic high, the country seems well-positioned for continued economic improvement and getting to the other side of the pandemic.  Anecdotally, if you traveled for spring break recently, you likely saw America’s desire to get out of the house firsthand!

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2021 Start-of-the-Year Update

2021 Start-of-the-Year Update

At the start of every year, we like to reflect on our accomplishments and growth as a company. We speak for all of us at Medalist Capital by saying that we hope this update finds you and your family healthy and safe. While last year was certainly an unexpected one, we are proud to say that Medalist Capital held strong. Take a look at one of the most unprecedented years in our 16-year history: medalist-update.com

 

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4Q Newsletter 2020

4Q Newsletter 2020

2020 is OVER! DONE! FINISHED!

What a crazy year! While we are still battling Covid-19, working to improve race relations in our world, and navigating an uncertain political landscape, I am confident that 2021 will prove to be a healthier, more empathetic, and rejuvenating year. 

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3Q Newsletter 2020

3Q Newsletter 2020

I will speak for all of us here at Medalist Capital in saying that we hope this update finds you and your family healthy and safe. It goes without saying that Covid-19 has taken a massive toll on our nation’s overall health and economy this year. 2020 continued to pile on in the 3rd Quarter with historic storms in the Gulf and devastating wildfires out West. We all have family, friends and colleagues that have been impacted in one way or another. We send out prayers to all of those impacted and a heartfelt thanks to the healthcare workers, firefighters and first responders that continue to put themselves in harm’s way for others.

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2Q Newsletter - 2020

2Q Newsletter - 2020

With the first half of 2020 now behind us, we wanted to reach out to all our clients, lenders, colleagues, and friends with a quick update on positive developments happening at Medalist Capital.

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1Q Newsletter - 2020

1Q Newsletter - 2020

First and foremost, we sincerely hope that everyone and their families are safe and healthy.  We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those in the medical communities fighting COVID-19, as well as to all the workers who continue to provide services to those who have the luxury of staying at home.  As I noted in quite a few social media posts, many of our parents and grandparents were sent off to war.  It should not be too great a sacrifice to ask us to stay home for the short term and follow CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and proper sanitary practices.

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Medalist Capital Recent Loan Closings - April 2020

Medalist Capital Recent Loan Closings - April 2020

Three deals totaling over $70 Million closed in the past eight business days

Industrial Portfolio
CHARLOTTE, NC and GREER, SC
Portfolio of three industrial buildings, two located in the Charlotte MSA and one in the Greenville/Spartanburg MSA, totaling over 657,000 SF.  Financing provided by a life company lender.

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2020 MBA Conference - Market Update

2020 MBA Conference - Market Update

The Medalist Team recently returned from San Diego having attended the annual CREF Conference where we met with over 50 lenders including most of our correspondent life insurance lenders. It was a busy three days and the best conference I’ve attended since joining the company.

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4Q Newsletter - 2019

4Q Newsletter - 2019

We hope everyone had a great holiday season being with family and friends.  School starting back has been a positive in the Raleigh office – a little less parent Uber service has been welcomed!

To say the least, Medalist Capital is very thankful for 2019 as many records were broken! In our 3rd quarter newsletter, Howie “The Machine” Brooks was on target indicating that we were on track to close $1.7 billion in 2019. Due to a tremendous 4th quarter, closing 41 loans totaling $616 million, we clipped his prediction by closing $1.71 billion! Loans ranged in size from $1.5 million to $63 million ($15 million average) and included a wide variety of property types including retail, industrial, office, multifamily and self-storage. Borrowing rates during the quarter ranged from 3.20% to just over 5.00% depending on term, leverage and the timing of rate lock over treasuries. It is incredible how attractive these long terms rates continue to be. As always, we are very appreciative of our correspondent life insurance companies, which are the best in the industry in my humble opinion, as well as many other capital sources for providing the most competitive loans available in the market.

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3Q Newsletter - 2019

3Q Newsletter - 2019

We were very busy at Medalist Capital in the 3rd Quarter. We closed 27 loans totaling $545 million and had one of our best months ever in October with 10 closings totaling $347 million. Medalist Capital is currently on track to close $1.7 billion dollars in 2019, our best year since inception in 2004! Our servicing portfolio had a 12% year-over-year increase and should reach $3 billion by year-end.

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Medalist on the Move

Medalist on the Move

2019 has been a busy year thus far from both a production and hiring perspective. We recently hired a new producer in the Charlotte office, an analyst in the Charlotte office, and a new loan coordinator in the Atlanta office. Read more about the experience they bring to Medalist Capital below. We are excited to have them on the team! 

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2Q Newsletter - 2019

2Q Newsletter - 2019

Greetings from an unsurprisingly hot and humid Charleston, SC. Something tells me that had the Continental Congress met in the Carolinas rather than Philadelphia in 1776, our Founding Fathers might have delayed establishing our Nation’s independence until a little later in the fall. It’s hard to believe that we are already less than a week from the halfway mark of summer but time flies when liquidity in the debt capital markets is robust and the 10-year Treasury yield is within earshot of an all-time low.

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1Q Newsletter - 2019

1Q Newsletter - 2019

Greetings from Medalist Capital! Masters week is here, signaling the beginning of spring, which is especially welcome after most of us in the Southeast have endured an unusually wet winter. The Masters always delivers, and this year should be especially exciting with Rory, Tiger, D.J., and many others in good form. I’m feeling a fifth green jacket for Tiger!

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3Q Newsletter - 2018

3Q Newsletter - 2018

Now that the summer and its heat has passed, I hope everyone is excited about the cooler fall temperatures but can also look back on some memorable summer adventures.  Obviously, the big event this past quarter for those of us in North Carolina was Hurricane Florence.  Although the storm delivered a serious blow to the eastern region of our state, the strength and resiliency of our community has been remarkable.  Also notable is the overwhelming desire of so many people not directly affected by Florence to help our eastern neighbors, either financially or by volunteering their time for cleanup efforts.  We Carolinians are a tough bunch, and we are making that evident right now!  Please continue to keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers.

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2Q Newsletter - 2018

2Q Newsletter - 2018

Summer is here!  Despite a cooler spring that seemed to linger much longer than usual, we certainly have jumped head first into the “dog days” of summer.  Despite the recent heat wave that swept across much of the country (and certainly hit us here in the Southeast), we hope that everyone had a safe and fun-filled Fourth of July.  Hopefully, you found a cool breeze while celebrating our country’s Independence in the presence of family and friends.  With the 4th falling midweek this year, we certainly felt a pause before and after the holiday.  It seems that both our clients and lenders are now back in the saddle and ready to continue what has already been an active 2018.

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1Q Newsletter - 2018

1Q Newsletter - 2018

Despite the extended winter weather during the first quarter of 2018, business activity has been boiling at Medalist Capital, where we achieved record volume with 34 deals totaling $497 million! The current pipeline is also very robust and we want to thank our loyal clients and capital sources whose efforts also helped us surpass $10 Billion in loan volume since the inception of Medalist Capital in 2004!

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2018 Start-of-Year Update

2018 Start-of-Year Update

Medalist Capital had an outstanding year in 2017. A big thank you to our loyal clients, lenders, and associates who helped make it happen! Take a look at our 2018 Start-of-the-Year Update to see some of our achievements this past year. 

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