Greystone Lends $45M on Bronx Affordable Housing Property


Metropolitan Realty Group has landed $45 million of agency-backed debt to refinance a Section 8 apartment complex in the Bronx, Commercial Observer has learned.

Greystone provided the 10-year, fixed-rate, Fannie Mae (FNMA) multifamily affordable housing (MAH) loan for Metropolitan Realty Group’s West Farms Estates, which includes 30-year amortization with two years of interest-only payments. Greystone’s Eric Rosenstock and Jeff Englund originated the deal, which pays off existing debt on the 331-unit property.

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“Greystone is passionate about financing transactions that enable our clients to preserve and enhance quality affordable housing in New York City and across the nation,” Rosenstock said in a statement. “Access to affordable housing is critical for so many, and Greystone remains unequivocally committed to facilitating transactions that support this vitally important housing over the long-term.” 

Located at 1314 West Farms Road, West Farm Estates is a gated property consisting of three mid-rise elevator buildings with studios as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Constructed in 1931, the property includes on-site security, a leasing office, a courtyard and an on-site grocery store.

The Manhattan-based lender also supplied a separate $12.3 million Fannie Mae MAH loan to refinance Metropolitan Realty Group’s Fulton Street South Section 8 property in Brooklyn. The loan carries a 12-year term with 30-year amortization and two years of interest-only payments. 

Located at 1330 Fulton Street, the 65-unit Fulton Street South comprises one- and two-bedroom units. The seven-story building was constructed in 1985.

“Greystone’s expertise across a range of affordable housing finance options has been essential to our business,” Scott Jaffee, owner of Metropolitan Realty Group, said in a statement. “Their knowledge in the market is unparalleled, and we are thrilled with the outcome of these deals in order to preserve affordable housing in New York City.”

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