Monthly Archives: December 2019

Adam Horowitz Ideates Law Amendment, Positively Impacting Commercial Real Estate Lending in Nevada Starting in 2020

Chapter 645B of NRS Relating to Commercial Mortgage Lending is Amended, Allowing for More Growth and Opportunities in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV. Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In a change positively impacting lending in Nevada, lenders who are unlicensed in the state of Nevada may conduct transactions through a licensed mortgage broker in the state, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Chapter 645B of NRS relates to commercial mortgage lending in the state of Nevada. The bill exempts wholesale lenders who only fund or purchase commercial mortgage loans from obtaining a license. The recent assembly Bill No. 398 amends Chapter 645B by adding the line, “The provisions of this chapter do not apply to a wholesale lender who only funds or purchases commercial mortgage loans.”

Prior to the amendment, the law required persons and entities engaged in mortgage lending in Nevada to be licensed by the Commissioner of Mortgage Lending in Nevada. Lever Capital Partners’ Principal, Adam Horowitz, said, “It was difficult for the state to track the transfer of funds, as the state lacks the staff to properly track the companies lending with or without a proper license. Often the state focused primarily on unlicensed residential loans, therefore groups either lent illegally, filed for an exemption, or forewent lending in the state altogether.”

Adam Horowitz, was aware of the complications this was causing within the industry and wanted to enact change. Horowitz spearheaded the amendment to the bill as he knew this would be beneficial to the state and open doors to out-of-state capital providers wanting to lend in Nevada. The bill will allow projects to be completed more easily, promote competition and increase dollars flowing into the state. The state will also be able to monitor deal traffic more easily as the transactions will be better regulated.

Lever Capital Partners maintains a commercial lending license within the state of Nevada and is on the board of the Nevada Advisory Council on Mortgage Investments and Mortgage Lending. The firm is an experienced commercial real estate finance brokerage company, providing capital on transactions over $5MM across the United States. It offers its clients the resources of a national platform with the personal commitment of a boutique company. The team’s track record demonstrates a commitment to serving financing requirements in nearly all types of real estate income-producing and developmental projects. LCP is a proud member of RECA, the Real Estate Capital Alliance, a consortium of 20 companies covering every major metropolitan market across the United States financing over $5.2 billion in 2018.

For more information about lending in Nevada, please contact Adam Horowitz at (212) 493-5400 or

SOURCE Lever Capital Partners

What’s the One Element Everyone is Searching for in Multifamily?

By: Adam Horowitz, Principal, Lever Capital Partners

Do you want to live and work near public transit? I certainly do, and so do many others, including a majority of millennials. As George Bluth said, “there’s always real estate money in the banana stand.” OK, he didn’t say the real estate part, but you get the idea. Populations worldwide are moving closer to urban centers – the United States is no exception. It’s happening everywhere, but nowhere is it more prominent than in the so-called 18 hour cities where public transit used to be an afterthought. The impact is large, as we see more investment dollars being used to build multifamily and office properties near transportation alternatives.

One of the main reasons we are beginning to see this transition is that Millennials and Gen Zs are ditching cars at a fast clip and have to get around somehow. So, it’s either stay landlocked in the suburbs or move to more urban neighborhoods with good transportation options. Who wants to sit in traffic in Atlanta, Boston, or Los Angeles when you can walk to work then meet friends or family easily at the end of the day before heading back home lickety-split.

This is taking place across the United States. True 18-hour cities like Denver, Nashville and Dallas are offering the amenities of the Big 6 Cities, at a fraction of the cost, with a growing set of public transportation options. Secondary cities such as Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul has extensive light-rail systems, which have a very high usage rate. These cities are less expensive to live in than New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, which are all seeing residents leaving at an alarming rate.  

Developers are smartly capitalizing on the desire of people wanting to live, work, and play within short distances of each other. Being in these locations also allows them to achieve cap rates similar to their central business district counterparts. Research shows, “public transit’s benefits go beyond moving people from point A to point B. Transit creates value and, as a result, influences development and business location decisions (NREI).” Consequently, equity investors are focusing on mass transit and “walk scores” much more than in previous years. As usual, the smarter real estate groups will “follow the money” so, if that’s where the equity dollars desire to go, then that’s where they’ll build.

All in all, this is a positive move for our changing population. People are moving closer to cities and want access to live, work, play environments. Secondary and tertiary markets are in higher demand due to their available transit options. The more demand for these projects results in lower cap rates and more equity investor interest. 

We’re Here to Help

At Lever Capital Partners, we have seen a large amount of projects needing debt and equity capital for projects in close proximity to transit. Whether your project is missing guarantors, GCs, or local sponsors, we can help fill in the gaps. To learn more about these trends and how they might affect your business, or if you have questions regarding a commercial property, reach out and we’ll evaluate your project.