Mason Joseph Closes $34.1M HUD Construction Loan for Austin Apartment Project
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Mason Joseph Co. Inc., a San Antonio-based multifamily lender, has closed $34.1 million in construction and permanent financing for Nexus at Goodnight Ranch, a 294-unit apartment project in Austin. Mason Joseph secured the nonrecourse loan through HUD’s 221(d)(4) program, the multifamily industry’s highest-leverage, lowest-cost FHA financing option. The loan, which was arranged on behalf of the developer, privately held multifamily firm Artisan American Corp., also carries an interest rate that is fixed for the initial 21-month construction period and the subsequent 40-year term. Hudson Construction Co. is serving as general contractor for the garden-style project, which will feature Class A furnishings and amenities.