Jonathan Rose Cos. Closes $233M Fund for Affordable Housing Preservation
NEW YORK CITY — Jonathan Rose Cos., a green real estate investment, development and project management firm, has closed a $233 million impact fund. The fund is the firm’s fourth institutional fund focused on acquiring and preserving affordable multifamily housing, implementing practical green strategies to reduce environmental impacts and operating costs and to fund social, educational and other services for residents. The fund closed with aggregate capital commitments of $233 million, reaching the top end of its $150 to $250 million target. Institutional investors, investment advisors and leading impact-investment managers, as well as family offices and high net-worth investors, contributed to the success of the fund. A key component of the fund’s strategy is to develop “communities of opportunities,” adding programs and facilities to properties including on-site community centers, computer-filled classrooms, health and wellness rooms, social service rooms, exercise facilities and community gardens. The programs and facilities were implemented to develop initiatives to connect residents with a range of health, education and social services. As of July 2017, the fund has deployed more than $64 million equity investments. Among the fund’s initial investments is a portfolio of more than 3,300 apartment units across 18 assets in eight states and the District of Columbia from Forest City’s federally-assisted housing program.