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Walker & Dunlop Brokers $29.7M Sale of Multifamily Property in Westfield, New Jersey

WESTFIELD, N.J. — Walker & Dunlop has brokered the $29.7 million sale of a 70-unit multifamily property located at 333 Central Ave in Westfield, about 15 miles southwest of Manhattan. Built in 2017, the property offers amenities such as a fitness center with yoga and Pilates studios, community room, rooftop terrace, dog park and package concierge system. Thomas Walsh and Joseph Garibaldi of Walker & Dunlop represented the seller, a partnership between two New Jersey-based firms, …

Small-Balance Multifamily: Sizable and Resilient

While new-builds and top-of-the-line, large-scale developments typically attract the most buzz in the multifamily world, the vast majority of apartment properties in the United States have fewer than 100 units. These smaller properties play a vital role in delivering affordable and workforce rental housing inventory to the U.S. population. While the commercial real estate industry may refer to this sector of the multifamily market as “small,” make no mistake, “small” multifamily is not …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges Sale of 369-Unit Vineyards Apartments in Metro Houston

KATY, TEXAS — Walker & Dunlop has arranged the sale of Vineyards, a 369-unit value-add apartment community in the western Houston suburb of Katy. Built in 2003, Vineyards features one-, two- and three-bedroom units and amenities such as a fitness center, business center and a playground. Scott Bray, Ryan Epstein and Jennifer Ray of Walker & Dunlop represented the seller, Atlanta-based Preferred Apartment Communities, in the deal. The buyer was Knightvest Capital, an investment firm …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $30.4M Construction Loan for Build-for-Rent Community in Antioch, Illinois

ANTIOCH, ILL. — Walker & Dunlop Inc. has arranged a $30.4 million loan for the construction of The Clublands of Antioch by Moda Homes, a 110-unit, single-family build-for-rent community in the northern Illinois town of Antioch. Moda Homes is the developer and Ryan Homes is the builder. The project will sit within The Clublands of Antioch, a 1,000-unit master-planned community with roughly 450 existing homes. The one- and two-story homes will average 1,719 square feet and will include …

Walker & Dunlop Bolsters Affordable Housing Business with $696M Acquisition of Alliant Capital, Affiliates

BETHESDA, MD. AND WOODLAND HILLS, CALIF. — Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alliant Capital Ltd., a privately held affordable housing asset management firm based in Woodland Hills. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Walker & Dunlop will acquire Alliant and its affiliates, Alliant Strategic Investments and ADC Communities, at a total value of $696 million.Alliant is the sixth-largest syndicator of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) …

Multifamily Outlook: Growth Undiminished by Pandemic-Related Disruptions

The Roaring '20s and the Great Wealth Transfer The United States is well on a path of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown that began in March 2020. More than 60 percent of the U.S. population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than half are fully vaccinated. Those figures increase significantly by age, particularly for the 65+ population[1]. The economy is booming this year — it is estimated to have grown by 7.8 percent[2] in the second quarter following 6.4 …

Walker & Dunlop: Excess Capital Makes for Competitive Lending Environment

The third quarter of 2020 was the beginning of a significant rebound for capital markets in commercial real estate. After banks and other lenders slowed their activity during the pandemic, lenders and equity investors regained their momentum — particularly in multifamily and industrial — a trend that has continued through the third quarter of 2021. It’s a good time to be a borrower, explains Mark Strauss, managing director of capital markets, and Rob Quarton, senior director of capital …

Re-Evaluating Valuations: One Year Later

Four months into the pandemic, Meghan Czechowski, valuation lead for Apprise by Walker & Dunlop and managing director of the Midwest Region, advised multifamily appraisers not to jump to conclusions about the long-term impacts of the pandemic. “We did advise caution, and it ended up playing exactly the way we thought it would: results differed market by market and asset by asset. That’s how we approach valuation at Apprise to start with, and that approach is how most of the appraisal …

Walker & Dunlop Provides $12.2M Loan for Refinancing of Townhome Property in Metro Grand Rapids

LOWELL, MICH. — Walker & Dunlop Inc. has provided a $12.2 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of Townhomes at Two Rivers in Lowell, located about 17 miles east of Grand Rapids. The 80-unit property features amenities such as a fitness center, enclosed dog park, covered picnic area and access to walking trails. Benjamin Krosin of Walker & Dunlop originated the 10-year loan on behalf of the borrower, Forest Hills Homes. Kari Zapolski of Inner Circle Holdings arranged the

Multifamily Sector Sees Positive Indicators from Healthy Midwest Economy

Focus on the Midwest Amid a global pandemic and its economic repercussions, the American Midwest has remained a place of comparative stability — and opportunity.Wide-open spaces and lower costs of living attract businesses and workers alike. Warehouses, distribution centers and transportation corridors bustle thanks to shifting supply chains and surges in deliveries. Educated workforces and leading universities and research centers nourish hubs in tech and life sciences. In short, …

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