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Centerline Capital Group Refinances Four Multifamily Properties in Brooklyn


— Total funding equals $18 million —

New York, NY — July 16, 2013 — 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, announced today it has refinance four multifamily properties located in Brooklyn, New York.

All four of the Fannie Mae loans carry ten-year terms with 30-year amortization schedules and the total investment by Centerline is $18 million. 

The properties are located in the Williamsburg/East Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, which is in northern Brooklyn immediately across the East River from the East Village (East Greenwich Village) and the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Often seen as an extension of the Lower East Side/East Village art scene, Williamsburg's population includes a mixture of young professionals and artists attracted to the area because of its atmosphere and convenient access to Manhattan.                                                               

The borrower on all four deals is a New York limited liability company, and three of the four properties were refinanced for the same sponsor.  The properties are all in very good condition and include:

  • 58 Bushwick Avenue Apartments.  58 Bushwick Avenue Apartments is an eight-story, elevator building that contains a total of 23 units.  The property was built in 2012 and consists of 3 unit types, including two studios, 16 one-bedroom units and five two-bedroom apartments.  Common amenities include a gym, a bicycle storage room, and a landscaped backyard. Centerline provided $7.65 million to refinance this property. 
  • 211 South 1st Street Apartments. Centerline provided a $3.34 million loan to refinance 211 South 1st Street Apartments, a five-story residential walk up building that comprises a total of eight units, plus a basement.  The property was built in 2009 and consists of seven distinct floor plans including one-bedroom units, a studio duplex (two-story townhouse), and a one-bedroom duplex unit.  Parking is not furnished onsite but is available on a limited basis on the adjacent street.
  • 161 Maujer Street Apartments.  A four-story residential walk up building with a basement, 161 Maujer Street Apartments is comprised of eight units and was built in 1920.  Completely renovated in 2012, the property consists of two floor plans, a two-bedroom duplex (two-story townhouse) unit, and a three-bedroom unit.  Parking is not furnished onsite but is available on a limited basis on the adjacent street. Centerline provided a $3 million loan facility to refinance this property.
  • 128 Scholes Street Apartments. Centerline also provided a $3 million loan to refinance 128 Scholes Street Apartments.  The property is improved with a five-story residential walk up building and basement that houses eight units.  The property was built in 2008 but was only partially completed until the sponsor purchased it in January 2012 and completed construction.  The facility consists of three floor plans, ranging from a one-bedroom unit to a one-bedroom duplex (two-story townhouse) unit, to a two-bedroom duplex unit.  Parking is not furnished onsite but is available on a limited basis on the adjacent street.

“The two borrowers served by this deal are successful, local commercial real estate investors and the properties are well-located in a vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood that benefits from excellent access to public transportation and employment centers,” said Josh Messier, Vice President Mortgage Banking at Centerline Capital Group.  “In addition, the area and has experienced tremendous growth over the past 18 months and rental demand is expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. These factors, combined with solid deal sponsorship made these transactions ideal candidates for a Fannie Mae execution.” The loan was brokered by Leo Schwimmer from United Commercial Group.

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, bridge and CMBS lender, and source for other forms of alternative capital.


About Centerline Capital Group

Centerline Capital Group, a real estate finance and asset management company, provides financing, investing and asset management services for affordable and conventional multifamily housing throughout the United States.  Centerline is organized around three business units: Mortgage Banking, Affordable Housing Debt and Affordable Housing Investments.  Under the Mortgage Banking and Affordable Housing Debt businesses, Centerline partners with developers, owners, and investors to provide them with capital to develop, acquire or redevelop their real estate assets.  Centerline’s core debt products consist of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or HUD/FHA financing.  In addition, through several strategic alliances, Centerline offers various CMBS executions for multifamily and other commercial properties, bridge loans and select joint venture equity products.  Today the firm’s lending platform manages and services more than $12.2 billion in loans, of which affordable housing makes up $3.1 billion.  A leading sponsor of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funds, Centerline’s third business focuses on identifying and investing in affordable housing properties and managing those assets as a fiduciary for the fund investors throughout the asset’s and fund’s lives.  Since inception, the firm has raised more than $10 billion in equity across 137 funds, and invested in over 1,600 assets spanning 47 states.  Founded in 1972, Centerline is headquartered in New York City, with 221 employees in fourteen locations throughout the United States.  To learn more about Centerline, visit


07/16/2013 - 09:42


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