Walker & Dunlop Provides $35.6 Million to Refinance Brooklyn Affordable Housing Portfolio

by Channing Hamilton

NEW YORK CITY — Walker & Dunlop has provided a $35.6 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of an affordable housing portfolio in New York City. The portfolio comprises 251 units across eight buildings Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Frank Cassidy and John Gilmore of Walker & Dunlop worked alongside New York City Housing Preservation & Development and the New York City Housing Authority to secure the financing. The financing is structured with a fixed interest rate, 35-year amortization schedule and five years of interest-only payments. The borrower, Grower Housing Development Fund Corp., will use $8 million of the proceeds to fund capital improvements and preserve the portfolio’s affordability status.

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