Love Funding Arranges $40.6M HUD Loan for New Apartment Community in Southwest Florida

Grand Central Apartments will include a mix of one- and two-bedroom units.

FORT MYERS, FLA. — Love Funding has arranged a $40.6 million loan for the construction and permanent financing of Grand Central Apartments, a 280-unit multifamily community in Fort Myers. Tammy Tate of Love Funding arranged the loan through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s 221 (d)(4) program on behalf of the developer, Tampa-based Aileron Investment Management. The loan provides non-recourse financing for the construction of the property, followed by a 40-year permanent loan. The community will feature one- and two-bedroom apartment units housed within two four-story and two three-story buildings. Aileron Investment Management is aiming for Grand Central Apartments to earn Bronze Level Green/Energy Efficient mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) through the National Green Building Standard Program. MHK Architecture & Planning is the architect for the project, and Brooks & Freund is the general contractor. ZRS Management LLC will manage the community upon completion. Aileron Investment Management expects to start leasing the first building in 12 months.

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