NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greystone, a leading national commercial real estate finance company, announced it has arranged a $30 million construction loan for affiliate entities of The Manhattan Building Company (“MBC”). The construction loan was originated by White Oak Real Estate Capital, an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors (“WOGA” or “White Oak”), to finance the construction of a 6-story, ~150,000 GSF mixed-use residential development comprised of 80 market rate rental apartment units, 80 parking spaces, and approximately 3,200 SF of ground-floor commercial space located at 40 Center Street in Jersey City, NJ. Greystone’s Drew Fletcher, Matthew Hirsch, and Bryan Grover served as the exclusive advisors in arranging the financing for the development.
MBC has been one of Jersey City’s most active and transformative developers over the last few decades. The project is located less than two miles from MBC’s prior Class A residential developments, Soho Lofts and Cast Iron Lofts, and their upcoming, 4-tower, +1 million SF multiphase development Hudson House. 40 Center is situated in the Bates Street Redevelopment Area, for which MBC has been named master redeveloper by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency. MBC is committed to Jersey City and is one of the city’s premier developers with an understanding of the market dynamics that are driving continued growth in demand for high-quality multifamily housing. 40 Center will be the first out of multiple phases in the area.
40 Center is designed to appeal to young professional renters by providing a more affordable, high-quality product designed with larger than average unit sizes in response to tenants’ demand for more space in the current market. MBC will deliver a comprehensive amenity package including a fitness center with sauna, full parking garage, and a rooftop lounge with seating areas, grills, fire pits, and sweeping views of Jersey City and Manhattan.
“MBC is a leading owner, developer, and builder of apartments in Jersey City. We are pleased to have started our relationship with them on this transaction and are happy to have brought together MBC and White Oak on an excellent execution,” said Mr. Fletcher, President, Greystone Capital Advisors.
“Greystone Capital Advisors did a fantastic job advising us through this process, and we are very fortunate to have launched a relationship with White Oak,” said John Palumbo, Vice President of Real Estate Development at MBC.
“We are excited to support MBC on this high-quality project in the growing Jersey City multifamily market. Greystone was instrumental in driving the transaction closing and we are thankful for the rigor and thoughtfulness they demonstrated throughout the process,” said Eric Tanjeloff, Managing Principal of White Oak Real Estate Capital.
Greystone is a private national commercial real estate finance 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. Loans are offered through Greystone Servicing Company LLC, Greystone Funding Company LLC and/or other Greystone affiliates. For more information, visit www.greystone.com.
About The Manhattan Building Company
Founded in 1994 as an integrated group of companies with a common purpose, Manhattan Building Company has grown into a premier, full-service commercial real estate development, construction and management company serving primarily Jersey City and Hoboken. Headquartered in New Jersey, MBC ensures its success by emphasizing experienced judgment and focusing on creating efficient, attractive, boutique multifamily units and lofts. MBC has been involved in over one billion dollars of real estate development throughout Jersey City and Hoboken. Sanford Weiss, the principal of MBC, has been active in Jersey City and Hoboken since 1978 with the primary goal of creating multifamily housing in this high growth corridor serving Manhattan’s workforce. The company prides itself in its ability to identify, design, develop and build multifamily homes in concert with a superb team of professionals that creates a contemporary, luxury rental experience that satisfies the needs of both the present-day consumer and institutional investors. For more information, visit www.themanhattanbuildingcompany.com.
About White Oak
White Oak Real Estate Capital, LLC (“WOREC”), an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors, LLC is a lender to the commercial real estate industry specializing in originating bespoke financing solutions secured by transitional assets. WOREC offers loans across the capital structure, from first lien stretch senior loans to special situations bridge loans. The company is headquartered in New York City.
White Oak Global Advisors, LLC (“WOGA”) is a leading alternative debt manager specializing in originating and providing financing solutions to facilitate the growth, refinancing and recapitalization of small and medium enterprises. Together with its financing affiliates, WOGA provides over twenty lending products to the market, including term, asset-based, and equipment loans, to all sectors of the economy. Since its inception in 2007, WOGA and its affiliates have deployed over $9 billion across its product lines, utilizing a disciplined investment process that focuses on delivering risk-adjusted investment returns to investors while establishing long term partnerships with our borrowers. For more information visit, www.whiteoaksf.com.