Bellwether Arranges $115M in Acquisition Financing for 12 Affordable Housing Communities in the Southeast
CLEVELAND — Bellwether Enterprise has arranged a total of $115 million in acquisition financing for 12 affordable housing communities in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Virginia. The borrower, Atlantic Housing Foundation Inc., used the financing to purchase the 1,776-unit portfolio.
The South Carolina communities include Shemwood Crossing Apartments in Greenville, Boulder Creek Apartments in Greenville, Crescent Hill Apartments in Spartanburg and Spring Grove in Taylors. The Virginia communities include James River Crossing in Lynchburg, Gretna Village Apartments in Gretna and Afton Gardens Apartments in Roanoke. The North Carolina properties are Timber Ridge Apartments in Charlotte, Cedar Moor Apartments in Raleigh and Brentwood Crossing in High Point. Brittany Woods & Park Chase Apartments in Valdosta, Ga.; and Temple Court in Miami were also included in the acquisition.
Bellwether Enterprise arranged the financing in three transactions and arranged a $14.5 million bridge loan through Tilden Park Capital Management LP for the acquisition of Shemwood Crossing. The Cleveland-based mortgage broker also arranged the equity needed for the purchases of James River Crossing and Gretna Village Apartments, which Atlantic Housing Foundation used to assume existing loans from the Virginia Housing Development Authority. The remaining nine properties were financed through a $69.6 million, 10-year, fixed-rate Freddie Mac loan. Phil Melton of Bellwether Enterprise arranged the loan.