Metropolitan Funding Corporation forms Metrofund GroupMortgagePress.comMetrofund Group Metropolitan Funding Corporation (MFC) has formed the Metrofund Group, a full-service commercial real estate lending platform. The joint venture has arranged $160 million in initial capital and will focus on bridge, transitional and mezzanine loans. Investors include affiliates of Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund Sagecrest and principals of New York-based developer Merchant Equity Group. New York-based MFC is an approved U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration multifamily accelerated processing lender and full-service commercial real estate mortgage banking firm. For more information, call (212) 983-1500 or visit www.metropolitanfunding.com.