Love Funding Provides $11.8M Loan for Historic Office Building Conversion in Montgomery
The Bell Building in downtown Montgomery, Ala., will be converted into Historic Bell Lofts, an apartment community that will offer 88 one- and two-bedroom units.
MONTGOMERY, ALA. — Love Funding, a subsidiary of Effingham, Ill.-based Midland States Bank Inc., has provided an $11.8 million loan for the conversion of an historic office building in downtown Montgomery into Historic Bell Lofts. The apartment community will offer 88 one- and two-bedroom units, as well as 4,478 square feet of commercial space. Constructed in 1907, the 12-story tower, formerly known as the Bell Building, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Holly Bray of Love Funding secured the funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 221(d)(4) loan insurance program, which is HUD’s flagship product for financing the construction and/or redevelopment of market-rate and affordable housing communities. The transaction was supported by federal historic tax credit equity from National Trust Community Investment Corp. and state historic tax credits purchased by First Partners Bank. Red Leaf Development LLC and MAL LP, in conjunction with WDG Construction and Development Services, are developing the property. Rosemann & Associates is designing the community.