KIMC Provides $7.25MM Bridge Loan for Mixed-Use Building In San Francisco

The property is located adjacent to the Mid-Market neighborhood, in close proximity to several Fortune 500 companies

Quote by Carl Chang  |  The Registry San Francisco

November 9, 2021


San Francisco, California – Kairos Investment Management Company (KIMC), a firm that focuses on value-based real estate investments with favorable risk/reward characteristics, announced the closing of a $7.25 million senior bridge loan on a 14,825 square foot mixed-use property at 209 9th Street in the South of Market area of San Francisco, California.

“Kairos Investment Management is known for its ability to identify early growth opportunities or opportunistic market dislocations, such as the Bay Area,” says Carl Chang, CEO and Founder of KIMC. “Pre-pandemic, San Francisco was a vibrant top tier city where individuals and companies wanted to be located. The city was a central tech hub, filled with diverse businesses and a melting pot of cultures that positively contributed to the overall landscape. In completing this bridge loan, we believe that San Francisco is the place many will eventually return to over the next several  years.”

Before the pandemic, the Port of San Francisco attracted 280,000 cruise visitors annually, contributing $27 million to the City’s economy and helping to support local businesses. The return of cruise ships to the Port of San Francisco, a 15-minute car ride away from 209 9th Street, is another positive recovery sign in the market, notes Chang.

The four-story commercial and residential property retained a favorable occupancy rate throughout the pandemic, despite the effects of COVID-19 on the San Francisco market. The building is conveniently located near Market Street and the city’s public transportation hub, ensuring high amounts of foot traffic daily.

Additionally, the property is adjacent to the Mid-Market neighborhood, which headquarters several Fortune 500 companies such as Uber, Twitter, and Square. Mid-Market has numerous planned and recently completed residential developments, from which tenants of 209 9th Street are positioned to benefit, according to Jon Needell, President and Chief Investment Officer of KIMC.

“The building is located in an exceptional area given its close proximity to Mid-Market and the public transportation system used daily,” says Needell. “Residents will be able to take advantage of job growth from large employers such as Uber, Costco Wholesale, and Target. In addition, they will be able to enjoy the property’s close proximity to nearby entertainment and recreational offerings such as museums, shopping centers, and dining options.”

The landmarked building consists of ground floor retail and parking, two floors of creative offices, and three loft-style apartment units which received new fire safety systems when redeveloped in 2012. Recently, the property underwent seismic, power, and elevator upgrades. The property has achieved a walk score of 98 of 100, which Redfin deemed a “walker’s paradise”, and a transit score of 99 of 100, which the firm denotes as a “rider’s paradise.”

* The information contained herein is for general, informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute an offer to sell or buy any securities or other assets or promise to undertake or solicit business, and may not be relied upon in connection with any offer or sale of securities or other assets.

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