HFF Arranges $70M Refinancing for Apartment Community in Harrison, New Jersey

HARRISON, N.J. — HFF has arranged a $70 million loan to refinance Steel Works, a recently completed, 286-unit apartment community in Harrison. Located at 1200 Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard South, the five-story property is currently 96 percent occupied and consists of a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, fitness center, resident clubroom, dog park and electric car charging stations. Greg Nalbandian and Jim Cadranell of HFF …

NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of 41,700 SF Industrial Building in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — NAI James E. Hanson has negotiated the sale of a 41,700-square-foot industrial building in Piscataway. The sales price was not disclosed. Located at 727 S. Ave., the property features 14-foot ceilings, five loading platforms and one drive-in door as well as 2,500 square feet of office space. Eric Demmers and Russell Verducci of NAI James E. Hanson represented the buyer, cabinet manufacturer Cavalli Cabinets LLC, in the transaction. The seller was Deals for Less LLC. Cavalli …

Colliers Orchestrates Sale of 29-Acre Development Site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, PA. — Colliers International has arranged the sale of a 29-acre development site in Bethlehem Township. The sales price was not disclosed. The parcel is located near Route 33, I-78 and Route 22. Future plans have not been finalized, but the property’s zoning allows for multiple uses. Kelly Berfield and Ryan Dietrick of Colliers International’s Allentown office represented the buyer, River Hills Estates, in the transaction. The seller was Joanne

Hampshire Cos. To Develop 100,000 SF Self-Storage Facility in Connecticut

NEW LONDON, CONN. — The Hampshire Cos. has acquired a two-acre parcel in New London and has unveiled plans to develop a 100,000-square-foot self-storage facility on the site. The development site is located at 351 N. Frontage Road. The 800-unit facility will feature modern architecture with four levels of climate-controlled storage space. Construction is slated to begin in the second quarter. Hampshire Cos. has repositioned or developed 33 self-storage facilities with an aggregate value of …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $4.7M Sale of Apartment Building in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $4.7 million sale of a four-unit apartment property in Brooklyn. Located at 91 1st Place, the five-story property measures 7,200 square feet. Shaun Riney, Michael Salvatico and John Barney of Marcus & Millichap’s Brooklyn office represented the seller, a private investor, in the transaction. The buyer was also a private

Using Technology to Build Support for Affordable Housing

For developers of affordable housing, a certain amount of NIMBYism is virtually inevitable. But the contentiousness of our times has amplified the rumbling of, “not in my backyard,” into a shout. Time consumed in countering the claims and tactics of affordable housing opponents can damage or derail a developer’s plans — delaying approvals, raising costs and in some cases causing the project to be abandoned altogether. At a time when large segments of the population have been priced out …

KeyBank Provides $24.5M Financing for Acquisition, Renovation of Affordable Housing Communities

NEW YORK CITY — KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) has provided $24.5 million in financing for the acquisition and renovation of Highbridge Franklin and Twin Parks West, two New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) properties in the Bronx. Together, the two properties total 647 units of permanent affordable housing. Both properties are part of NYCHA’s plan to finance, renovate and manage 1,700 apartment units across 17 developments under its Permanent Affordability …

Cronheim Mortgage Secures $11.5M Refinancing for Office Portfolio in New Jersey

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Cronheim Mortgage has secured an $11.5 million loan to refinance a four-building office portfolio within the Middlesex Business Center in South Plainfield. The fully leased portfolio totals 150,192 square feet. Cronheim secured the 10-year, fixed-rate loan on behalf of borrower National Realty and Development Corp. The lender was Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. Middlesex Business Center is a 420,000-square-foot office and industrial complex in South

Markward Group Brokers Sale of 38,348 SF Office Building in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM, PA. — Markward Group has brokered the sale of a 38,348-square-foot office building in Bethlehem. The sales price was undisclosed. Located at 90 Highland Ave., the property is currently occupied by tenants BB&T bank and Kafafian Group. Ann Kline of Markward Group represented the seller, BB&T Bank, in the transaction. BB&T will remain a tenant in the building. The buyer was 90 Highland

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $2.2M Sale of Apartment Building in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Marcus & Millichap has negotiated the $2.2 million sale of a four-unit apartment building in the Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The property is located at 231 Bainbridge St. Shaun Riney and Daniel Greenblatt of Marcus & Millichap’s Brooklyn office represented the seller, a private investor, in the transaction. The buyer was also a private