AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Resolution of Commercial Loan L, Representing Full Exit from Legacy Commercial Investments
Full Commercial Loan Portfolio Exit Generates
The repayment of Commercial Loan L represents an additional
The completion of the Company’s exit from its Commercial Investments advances the Company’s goals to:
Transition to a Pure-Play Residential Mortgage Credit REIT – During 2021, the Company sold or resolved Commercial loans and CMBS with aggregate fair values at
December 31, 2020of $125.5 millionand $56.8 million, respectively, generating capital for reinvestment in Residential Investments, specifically newly originated Non-Agency residential mortgage loans.
Drive Growth through Residential Mortgage Origination and Securitization - The proceeds generated through exiting all Commercial Investments, coupled with excess capacity on existing financing lines, provide a significant boost to the Company’s ability to continue sourcing Non-Agency residential mortgage assets either through its vertically integrated mortgage originator, Arc Home, or through existing relationships with third-party originators. The Company has completed three Non-QM securitizations through its proprietary GCAT shelf since
May 2021and expects to utilize available liquidity to continue ramping up its Residential Investments expansion followed by securitization.
“This transaction marks a pivotal point in MITT’s history,” said
“The extremely positive resolution of Commercial Loan L is a testament to Angelo Gordon’s long-standing reputation of investing based on in-depth underwriting and employing prudent leverage,” said
Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at www.agmit.com.
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