KeyBank Provides $49M Construction Financing for Affordable Housing Development in Tallahassee

by John Nelson

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) and KeyBank Real Estate Capital have provided $49 million in construction financing for Magnolia Family II, an affordable housing development in Tallahassee. The community’s 160 units will feature 128 apartments that will be affordable to households earning 33 percent and 60 percent of the area median income (AMI). The remaining 32 units will be rented at market rates.

The borrower is Columbia Residential, which is developing Magnolia Family II in partnership with the landowner, Tallahassee Housing Authority. CDLI provided a $33 million construction loan and a $15.9 million Freddie Mac forward commitment permanent loan to Columbia Residential. Reginald Fenn of CDLI and Leslie Meyers of KeyBank originated the financing. Additionally, RBC provided $19.5 million in LIHTC equity, and Tallahassee Housing Authority approved project-based vouchers.

Magnolia Family II is the second phase of the redevelopment of a public housing complex operated by the Tallahassee Housing Authority that was originally constructed between 1971 and 1972. Phase I of Magnolia Family is set to open in November.

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