River View Towers – Mitchell-Lama Affordable Housing Refinancing

Represented River View Towers, a 385-unit, 24-story, affordable housing Mitchell-Lama cooperative built in 1964 located in Manhattan’s Hamilton Heights neighborhood for the $33.3 million total financing package comprised of a $12.3 million private loan from CBRE Multifamily Capital Markets, a $20.4 million subordinate Subsidy Loan from the New York State Housing Finance Agency (“HFA”), and a $577K grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”). After prepaying existing debt, approximately $26.5 million will be used for property capital improvements including Local Law 11 façade work, new windows and roof, mechanical upgrades and replacements, and numerous other projects. This deal is important not only because it is preserving 300+ units of affordable housing for the long-term, but it is only the fourth refinancing under HFA’s Subsidy Loan Program.