Deal preserves affordability for Section 8 tenants through new 30-year regulatory agreement with New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greystone, a leading commercial real estate lending, investment, and advisory firm, announced it has provided $45 million in bridge financing for the $60 million acquisition of three Section 8 affordable housing properties in Upper Manhattan. This financing ensures preservation of 143 units of affordable housing in New York City.

Located in Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and West Harlem, the properties’ affordability regulations were set to expire within five years, at which point all tenants would lose protection from drastic rent increases. This financing helps preserve affordability for residents across the three properties though a new 30-year regulatory agreement with New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the extension of the Section 8 contract with HUD.

During a 4-month lock-out period, Greystone is simultaneously pursuing permanent HUD-insured financing for the portfolio, streamlining the processing time and lowering costs for the borrower.

“Financing and preserving affordable housing is at the core of Greystone’s mission, and we were thrilled to lead the acquisition financing for this upper Manhattan portfolio,” said Leor Dimant, Vice President, Greystone, who worked alongside Fred Levine, Managing Director, to provide the bridge loan via Greystone’s Portfolio Lending Group. “Our bridge loan platform provides competitive terms, and Greystone can execute permanent financing in a seamless process with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or HUD.”

About Greystone
Greystone is a real estate lending, investment, and advisory company with an established reputation as a leader in multifamily and healthcare finance, having ranked as a top FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac lender in these sectors. Our range of services includes commercial lending across a variety of platforms such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CMBS, FHA, USDA, bridge and proprietary loan products. Loans are offered through Greystone Servicing Corporation, Inc., Greystone Funding Corporation and/or other Greystone affiliates. For more information, visit

Karen Marotta