Walker & Dunlop Structures $385 Million Financing for Williamsburg Waterfront Housing with Unparalleled Views

  • Bethesda, Maryland | Nov. 18, 2022
Walker & Dunlop Structures $385 Million Financing for Williamsburg Waterfront Housing with Unparalleled Views

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it structured nearly $385 million in financing for 470 Kent Avenue, a mixed-use development located directly along the East River waterfront in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. The property will feature sweeping views of Manhattan and Brooklyn, complete with premium amenities such as multiple outdoor common terraces, a state-of-the-art fitness center, resident lounges, a library, and an ice-skating rink, among others. The development will bring over 500 new residences to Williamsburg’s waterfront, made up of 463 rental apartments (30% affordable) and 90 luxury condominiums.

P470 Kent Avenue waterfront

Walker & Dunlop’s New York Capital Markets team including Aaron Appel, Keith Kurland, Jonathan Schwartz, Adam Schwartz, and Jackson Irwin was retained by the Naftali Group and Access Industries, Inc. to arrange the financing for the first phase of construction. When completed, 470 Kent will include three towers totaling over 627,000 gross square feet of for-sale residential, multifamily, and retail offerings. Bank OZK and Barings financed the transaction.

“This project will offer residents a truly one-of-a-kind living experience in the heart of one of New York’s most unique and desirable neighborhoods,” said Aaron Appel of Walker & Dunlop. “We’re excited about 470 Kent and proud to continue working with great clients in developing and growing prime Brooklyn communities.”

The lack of remaining development sites in the area solidifies 470 Kent’s 360-feet timeless waterfront view. The property is designed to complement the existing character of the neighborhood with amenities that meet evolving resident demands. With close proximity to the East River Ferry, the Williamsburg Bridge, the Marcy Avenue J-M-Z train station, and the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector, residents will be able to efficiently access all five boroughs with ease.

Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markets team has deep relationships with capital providers across the country including banks, life insurance companies, and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) conduits with 350 capital sources. In 2021, the Capital Markets team closed with nearly $30 billion in production volume from 1,300 loans. This vast experience has made them a top advisor on all asset classes for many of the industry’s top developers. To learn more about Walker & Dunlop’s diverse financing options, visit our website.

About Walker & Dunlop

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is one of the largest providers of capital to the commercial real estate industry in the United States, enabling real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where people live, work, shop and play — to life. Our people, brand, and technology make W&D one of the most insightful and customer-focused firms in our industry. With over 1,400 employees across every major U.S. market, Walker & Dunlop has consistently been named one of Fortune’s Great Places to Work® and is committed to making the commercial real estate industry more inclusive and diverse while creating meaningful social, environmental, and economic change in our communities.

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