SEATTLE--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Blueprint Capital, LLC, the leading residential construction lender in Seattle, today announced it has completed its conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT). Blueprint’s members overwhelmingly approved the conversion and related transactions forming the new company Blueprint Capital REIT, Inc. Blueprint Capital REIT will be externally managed by Blueprint Capital Services, LLC, an affiliate that is wholly-owned by the co-founders of Blueprint, Mark Knoll and Dan Duffus.
“Our conversion to a stock corporation and election of REIT status simplifies our capital structure while maintaining the tax efficiency of a limited liability company. It aligns all economic interests, while providing our shareholders with continued regular distributions and increased liquidity”
“Our conversion to a stock corporation and election of REIT status simplifies our capital structure while maintaining the tax efficiency of a limited liability company. It aligns all economic interests, while providing our shareholders with continued regular distributions and increased liquidity,” said Mark Knoll, Co-Founder and CEO. “Moreover, the REIT structure supports our growth strategy by facilitating access to additional capital sources.”
“We believe the externally-managed REIT structure will enable us serve more builders and meet the growing demand for residential construction financing in our markets,” said Dan Duffus, Co-Founder and Director of Builder Services – Seattle Market.
Blueprint expects to issue a special distribution of accumulated earnings to be paid to shareholders during the fourth quarter 2013. In addition, Blueprint intends to continue to declare regular distributions to its shareholders.
About Blueprint Capital
Blueprint Capital REIT, Inc. is the leading residential construction lender in Seattle, Washington. Blueprint and its affiliates provide loans and development services to local builders for small-scale construction in urban neighborhoods. Using a unique, co-operative business model, Blueprint lends exclusively to member builders who are also stockholders. Members benefit from pre-approved credit lines and access to ready-to-build projects. More information is available at www.blueprintcap.com.
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