Walker & Dunlop Arranges $40.6M in Financing for Keahumoa Place Apartments in Hawaii


Once complete in 2021, Keahumoa Place Apartments on Oahu will feature 320 one-, two- and three-bedroom affordable apartments.

EWA BEACH, HAWAII — Walker & Dunlop has structured $40.6 million in financing across four loans for Keahumoa Place Apartments, a multifamily housing community under development in Ewa Beach on Oahu. The Michaels Organization, the borrower, is developing the master-planned community.

Located 20 miles west of Honolulu, the garden-style project will be built on previously vacant, state-owned land and provide much-needed affordable housing options. Once completed in 2021, Keahumoa Place Apartments will consist of 320 one-, two- and three-bedroom units in 37 two-story buildings across 20 acres of land. Community amenities will include a garden space, picnic area, pet park and community center with multi-purpose room and computer lab. The property will also feature solar panels with efficient energy storing and sharing technology to reduce the project’s carbon footprint, as well as lower utility costs for residents.

Kyle Peterson and Michael Liefer of Walker & Dunlop structured the financing through Freddie Mac’s Tax-Exempt Loan and Unfunded Forward Commitment programs, allowing the borrower to lock in interest rates through the entire term of each 16-year loan. The Walker & Dunlop team worked closely with the borrower, the Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corp. and Hawaii’s Attorney General to complete the multi-phased transaction.

The project will utilize a combination of 4 percent and 9 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and remain affordable for 65 years.

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