Bellwether Structures $11.7M Construction Loan for Mixed-Income Apartments in the Bronx

by David Cohen

NEW YORK CITY — Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital has arranged an $11.7 million construction loan for Bronxview at Serviam. The building will include 114 units with a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Equity for the approximately $61.3 million project was provided through the purchase of 9 percent low-income housing tax credits awarded by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). The property will feature 12 units for residents earning up to 30 percent of the area median income (AMI), 12 units at 50 percent AMI, 33 units at 60 percent AMI, 34 units at 80 percent the AMI and 22 units at 90 percent AMI. Jim Gillespie of Bellwether arranged the Freddie Mac loan for the Fordham Bedford Housing Corp. The financing features a 36-month forward period followed by a 30-year permanent mortgage and a fixed rate locked at the time of the construction loan closing.

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