KeyBank Provides $45.5M Construction Loan for Affordable Housing Project in Aurora, Colorado
AURORA, COLO. — KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) and KeyBank Commercial Mortgage Group (CMG) have secured a $45.5 million construction loan for the development of Range View Apartments in Aurora. Portland, Ore.-based DBG Properties LLC is the borrower and developer.
KeyBank’s CDLI team provided the construction loan and KeyBank’s CMG team provided a $35 million forward commitment through Fannie Mae. The transaction includes the first execution in Colorado of the incoming averaging rules enacted with the 2017 tax reform bill, allowing a property to serve households up to 80 percent area median income (AMI) as long as the average household income is 60 percent AMI.
In addition to the tax-exempt bonds, financing also included tax credits through the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority; HOME funds from the city of Aurora; a loan through the Colorado Division of Housing’s Colorado Housing Investment Fund, and tax equity from CREA, the equity investor and limited partner.
Range View Apartments will feature 10 garden-style residential buildings, covering parking, a pool and a community building with play areas and a community rooms. The residential buildings will have one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments reserved for residents earning up to 30 percent, 60 percent and 70 percent AMI.
Sarah Geis of KeyBank CDLI and Jonathan Woodland of KeyBank CMG arranged financing. Additionally, Sam Adams of KeyBank Capital Markets’ Public Finance Group underwrote and sold the bonds.