An opportunistic, short-term commercial financing strategy focused on core U.S. markets.  Trez Capital Yield Trust US participates primarily in large scale residential lot development projects in major urban centres of Texas.  In addition to its commercial loan portfolio, up to 20% of net assets may be invested in equity positions and 10% may be invested in mezzanine loans.  Investors can purchase U.S. dollar units or Canadian dollar hedged units.  The investment objective is to preserve invested capital, while generating an attractive rate of income in U.S. dollars for distribution to unitholders.

Fund Summary

Fund Manager: Trez Capital Fund Management Limited Partnership
Asset Class: Open-ended pooled mortgage fund
Inception Date: June 2013
Redemptions: 30 days' notice, subject to 1% retraction penalty if redeemed within 1st year
Eligibility: RRSP / RRIF / TFSA / RESP / RDSP / DPSP
FundSERV Codes: Series I - TRZ320 (USD); Series I - TRZ350 (CAD)
DRIP Eligible: Yes
Fund Assets (06/30/2018): US $101,102,302

Case Studies

  • Dallas Mixed-Use Repositioning
    Dallas Mixed-Use Repositioning
    Loan: US$20,000,000 (Tranche B: US$10,000,000)
    Security Rank:1st mortgage (Deed of Trust)6 months (with extension option)
    Term:6 months (with extension option)
    Interest Rate:15.0% (on B Tranche)
    Loan-to-Value:38.0% (on B Tranche)
    Investment in the Junior (B) tranche of a first mortgage secured by a mixed use property undergoing repositioning.
  • Dallas Lot Development
    Dallas Lot Development
    Loan: US$10,500,000
    Security Rank:1st mortgage (Deed of Trust)
    Term:36 months
    Interest Rate:10.0%
    Investment in a first mortgage secured by a 96.5 acre site. The subject property will be developed into 299 lots in two phases. 100% of the lots were presold to three prominent homebuilders prior to the mortgage funding date.
  • Conroe Lot Development
    Conroe Lot Development
    Loan: Loan Amount: US$17,200,000 Preferred Equity: US$2,200,000
    Security Rank:1st mortgage (Deed of Trust)
    Term:36 months
    Interest Rate:Fixed rate: 8.5%. Projected IRR: 23.3% (includes profit participation)
    Quasi joint venture financing for the servicing and development of 272 lots on a 111 acre site. 91% of the Phase I lots were presold.

Portfolio Composition

Cash (and Equivalents) US $4,712,500
Other Receivables US $3,595,804
Limited Partnership Investments US $5,522,724
Mortgage Investments US $93,490,823
Total Assets US $107,321,851
Average Mortgage Size US $1,669,479
No. of Mortgage Investments 56
Weighted Average LTV 72.6%
Weighted Average Term-to-Maturity (Months) 22.1
Weighted Average Interest Rate 11.7%
Net Assets per Unit US $10.00

Geographic Region

San Antonio
United States (Other)

Asset Class


Security Rank

First Mortgages
Second Mortgages
Third Mortgages
Preferred Equity Loan

Weighted Average Term to Maturity

Zero to 6 Months
6 Months - 12 Months
12 Months - 18 Months
18 Months - 24 Months
Over 24 Months

Historical Performance

  2018 YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since Inception
Trez Capital Yield Trust US
Series I1
4.0% 8.6% 9.4% 10.0% 10.0%

1 I Series returns are reported as F Series returns, plus 35bps to account for the reduction in management fee. To discuss eligibility, please contact Trez Capital Fund Management Limited Partnership.

2 Due to the inception of the fund in January 2013, the return for 2013 is an annualized return.

Growth of $10,000


Trez Capital Yield Trust US distributes 100% of its net income annually. Unitholders receive quarterly distributions at a rate of 2.0% on Series I units, payable fifteen days following each calendar quarter end. Distributions are paid in the currency of the units denomination. All residual income attribuable to each unit series is distributed by way of an annual top-up distribution, which is paid in mid-March following the conclusion of the annual audit of the Trust.


Year Series Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total Quarterly Distribution Top-up1 Annual Distribution
2018 I2 $0.200 $0.200     $0.400    
2017 I2 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.800 $0.035 $0.835
2016 I2 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.800 $0.133 $0.933
2015 I2 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.800 $0.709 $1.509
2014 I2 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.800 $0.303 $1.103
2013 I2 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.200 $0.800 $0.235 $1.035

1 Based on a weighted average return to Unitholders, this amount is an estimate of the average top up distribution paid. Those invested for less than a full one year period will receive a prorated allocation, and those invested in the dividend reinvestment plan will receive a slightly higher top up due to the effects of compounding.

2  I Series returns are reported as F Series returns, plus 35bps to account for the reduction in management fee. To discuss eligibility, please contact Trez Capital Fund Management Limited Partnership.



  Record Date Expected Pay Date
First Quarter March 31 April 15
Second Quarter June 30 July 15
Third Quarter September 30 October 15
Fourth Quarter December 31 January 15
Annual Top Up December 31 March 15

Note: Distributions are taxed in the year that they are earned. T3 slips are distributed to all unitholders in March of each year following completion of the year end audit and payment of the annual top-up distribution.


Management Fee Percentage negotiated by the Manager and the Unitholder of the Average Annual Gross Assets of the I Series units.
Incentive Fee 10% of the Net Income for each unit series after deduction of the Management fee.

Minimum Investment

To discuss minimum investment amounts and eligibility, please contact Trez Capital Fund Management L.P.

How To Invest

Institutional Investors form a core part of our investor base.  As investors seek ways to diversify away from equities and traditional fixed income to both enhance income while mitigating risks, alternative investments such as private mortgage pools provide for an attractive solution.

To learn more about our private mortgage pools for institutional clients please contact:

Daniel Marchand 
Senior Vice President, Head of Investor Global Sales
P: 647.778.1780


Fund Fact Sheets

  • Fund Fact Sheet (I Series)

    Fund Fact Sheet (I Series)
    September 2018 - The Capital Yield Trust US Fund Fact Sheet (I Series)
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Subscription Documents

  • Institutional Investor Application Form

    November 2018 - Fund Application form for Institutional, Pension Plan, or Investment Fund
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Financial Statements

  • Audited Financial Statements

    December 2015 - Trez Capital Yield US Trust Audited Financial Statements
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