Centerline Capital Group Refinances 14-Property Multifamily Portfolio in New England
— Total funding equals approximately $108.2 million —
New York, NY — December 18, 2012 — Centerline Capital Group (“Centerline”), a provider of real estate financial and asset management services for affordable and conventional multifamily housing, and a subsidiary of Centerline Holding Company (OTC: CLNH), announced today it has provided a $108.2 million loan facility to refinance a 14-property multifamily portfolio located in New England.
The Princeton Portfolio is comprised of apartment properties located throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including facilities in: Lowell, Dracut, Lawrence, Worcester, Marlborough and Methuen, MA, and Keene, NH.
The loan proceeds – all 10-year, interest only loans – will be used to pay-off existing Freddie Mac portfolio loans. The borrower is Princeton Properties, a firm that specializes in apartments and furnished suites that currently manages more than 6,000 apartment units in properties located in Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
The properties in this portfolio make up a total of 1,615 apartment units and include Colony Park, Princeton Park, Westford Park, Princeton Place, Princeton Reserve, Princeton Arbors, Princeton at Mill Pond, Princeton Westwood, Lowell Arms, Hadley Park, Imperial Gardens, 670 Princeton Blvd., Princeton at Mt. Vernon, and Princeton Green.
“The borrower is an experienced owner and operator who has successfully managed a wide variety of local multifamily properties,” commented Paul Donahue, Managing Director in the Mortgage Banking Group at Centerline. “The properties are located in markets with solid real estate fundamentals with a strong demand for multifamily housing, and have experienced historically strong occupancy rates.”
“These factors made this a solid deal for Centerline,” continued Donahue. “We were able to simultaneously secure the loans for all 14 properties in the portfolio to best meet the needs of the sponsor.”
“We are extremely pleased with the refinancing execution provided by Centerline’s very experienced team. The exceptional terms and lower interest rates provide great benefits to our company,” said Howard Reef, Chief Financial Officer of Princeton Properties.
Centerline’s team included Paul Donahue and Hayley Suminski who were instrumental in arranging and closing this portfolio transaction.
The Mortgage Banking Group at Centerline provides mortgage financing for conventional multifamily properties throughout the United States. Centerline is a Fannie Mae DUS lender, Freddie Mac seller-servicer, FHA-approved mortgage provider and source for other forms of debt and equity.
About Centerline Capital Group
Centerline Capital Group, a subsidiary of Centerline Holding Company (OTC: CLNH), provides real estate financing and asset management services focused on affordable and conventional multifamily housing. We offer a range of both debt financing and equity investment products, as well as asset management services to developers, owners, and investors. An industry leader, Centerline is structured to originate, underwrite, service, manage, refinance or sell through all phases of an asset’s life cycle. A leading sponsor of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funds, Centerline has raised more than $10 billion in equity across 137 funds, and invested in over 1,600 assets spanning 47 states. The firm’s multifamily lending platform services more than $11.5 billion in loans. Founded in 1972, Centerline is headquartered in New York City, with 246 employees in ten offices throughout the United States. A strategic partner of Island Capital, Centerline is organized around four business units: Affordable Housing Equity, Affordable Housing Debt, Mortgage Banking and Asset Management. To learn more about Centerline, visit www.centerline.com.