Mortgage

$93.5M Mixed-Use Project in Bedford Park In the Bronx Secures Construction Financing

January 5, 2021

NEW YORK—The New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and Douglaston Development announced on Jan. 5 the closing of construction financing for a 188-unit affordable senior housing development in the Bedford Park area of the Bronx. The development will include a new supermarket on the ground…

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Gotham Organization Secures $235M for Lower East Side Tower Project

December 29, 2020

NEW YORK—Gotham Organization, in partnership with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, has closed on a $162.35-million loan from co-lenders, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A and U.S. Bank, N.A. In addition, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, in collaboration with Gotham, is also investing more than $70 million to complete the capitalization of the 55 Suffolk St. development.…

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CPC Launches New Flex Small Loan Program Geared for Small NY Multifamily Properties

November 19, 2020

NEW YORK—The Community Preservation Corp. a leading New York City-based nonprofit affordable housing and community revitalization finance company, has announced the launch of the new Flex Small Loan program for small multifamily properties. The new program, which includes both construction and permanent financing offering loans as low as $100,000, was created to address the unique…

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The Summit High-Rise in Midtown Manhattan Secures $289M Refi Loan

October 13, 2020

NEW YORK—Commercial real estate finance firm Greystone reports it has arranged the closing of a $289,289,000 permanent Freddie Mac loan made to an affiliate of BLDG Management Company, Inc. (“BLDG”) for The Summit multifamily rental tower in Midtown Manhattan. The new 10-year, fixed-rate Freddie Mac loan refinances the original $251-million construction credit facility provided by…

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SL Green Completes $600M Refinancing Of Construction Facility at 410 Tenth Ave.

September 9, 2020

NEW YORK—SL Green Realty Corp reported on Sept. 8 it had closed on a new $600-million construction facility for its 410 Tenth Ave. project. SL Green is redeveloping the 636,000-square-foot office building that is anchored by Amazon and First Republic Bank. The loan was provided by a consortium of domestic and international banks led by…

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Westchester LDC Approves More Than $340M in Bond Financing For Westchester Medical Center and Sarah Lawrence College

September 3, 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Board of Directors of Westchester County’s Local Development Corporation (LDC) recently voted to approve more than $340 million in bond financing for two major not-for-profits. At its August 20th meeting, the LDC board unanimously approved $300 million in bond financing for Westchester County Healthcare Corporation, the public authority responsible for governing the Westchester…

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After Broad Industry Criticism, FHFA Delays Controversial Refi Loan Fee

August 26, 2020

WASHINGTON—A little over a week after first proposing a controversial 0.5% Adverse Market Refinance Fee on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on Aug. 25 that it would delay the fee’s implementation until Dec. 1, 2020. The FHFA first announced the Adverse Market Refinance Fee on Aug. 12 and…

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FHA Mortgage Delinquencies Hit Record High

August 20, 2020

WASHINGTON—The Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Aug. 17 that the share of late FHA loans rose to nearly 16% in the second quarter, up from about 9.7% in the previous quarter. The second quarter FHA delinquency rate was the highest level on record dating back to 1979. The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit…

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New York Taking Early Steps Toward COVID Jobs Recovery

August 20, 2020

ALBANY—While noting that July labor statistics are expected to be released soon, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a report today that chronicled both the devastating impacts to the state’s labor force in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent inroads that have been made toward recovery since the state’s economy…

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Local Government Sales Tax Collections Fell 8.2% in July

August 13, 2020

ALBANY—As the New York State economy continues its reopening process and the state continues to post low COVID infection numbers, local sales tax collections are improving, although still down compared to last year. Sales tax revenue for local governments in July fell 8.2% compared to the same period last year, according to New York State…

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Nearly $53M Redevelopment, Refinancing Of Fort Schuyler House in Bronx Complete

August 4, 2020

NEW YORK—Fort Schuyler House, Inc., MDG Design + Construction, LLC, Smith & Henzy Advisory Group, Inc., Concord Management of New York, and partners recently celebrated the completion of the $52.7-million revitalization and refinancing of Fort Schuyler House, an affordable senior housing development in the Bronx. The project preserves the affordability of Fort Schuyler House’s 138…

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My 90-Day Payment Deferment is Up, Now What?

June 22, 2020

Each commercial real estate asset class has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in one way or another. Many commercial lenders extended 90-day payment deferments to their borrowers as a way to help relieve immediate financial hardship in case the tenants (sometimes the borrowers themselves) were unable to pay rent. These deferments are ending in…

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Living in the Now

June 15, 2020

As we head into another re-opening phase, let’s take a moment to reflect on our current events as well as our present state of affairs. After enduring a three-month pandemic that stopped the world, it is only now that we begin to emerge from a “shelter in place.” The phrase itself, “shelter in place,” is…

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Post-COVID Commercial Lending—A Big Question Mark

June 15, 2020

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the commercial real estate market in the Hudson Valley, the nation, and the world. Small “mom and pop” stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, landlords, developers and even major retailers were all slammed by the three-month shut-down mandate to curb the spread of the deadly disease. As a…

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A.S.A.P. Mortgage Opens New Headquarters in Peekskill

June 11, 2020

PEEKSKILL—A.S.A.P. Mortgage announced on June 8 it has relocated its corporate headquarters from Cortlandt Manor to Peekskill. Originally scheduled for mid-April, the opening of A.S.A.P.’s new headquarters was delayed until June 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new headquarters is located at 2 South Division St., at the intersection of Division Street and Central…

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Is this the Trough? Unprecedented Drop in Growth, Large Job Losses, But Purchase Applications Signal a Rebound

June 8, 2020

By Mike Fratantoni and Joel Kan The extraordinary impact from COVID‐19 social distancing measures and business closings is impacting the economy and job market in unprecedented ways. While April economic data has been uniformly awful, more recent data on purchase applications indicate significant pent up demand for housing. Housing demand is strengthening as more states…

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