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Four Unique Assets

Upstate New York





November 2, 2023


Four Recent Assignments for New York Multifamily and Self Storage Properties Include Construction, Construction Takeout, and Refinance Loans; Mix of Debt Fund, Agency, and Bank Sources Showcase Gantry’s Best Option Financing Approach Leveraging Over 100 Lenders

Buffalo, N.Y. – Gantry, the largest independent commercial mortgage banking firm in the U.S., has secured a total of $44.5 million in four unique loans for different sponsors and assets in Upstate New York. Two of the loans funded new multifamily construction in the greater Albany Region, one loan refinanced an existing multifamily community in Buffalo, and one loan provided construction takeout financing for a self storage facility in Rochester.

Gantry’s Tom Grzebinski, Senior Director, and Zach Wagner, Associate, with Gantry’s Upstate New York production office secured the loans on behalf of four unique borrowers, all of which are private real estate companies. The new construction loans were sourced from debt funds, the refinancing through Fannie Mae, and the permanent construction takeout financing through a bank. The diversity of capital providers showcases the breadth of Gantry’s roster of more than 100 viable lenders, which also includes life company correspondents and conduit sources.

The financed properties and developments include:

· Multifamily/90-units/Construction/Troy, N.Y.

· Multifamily/120-units/Construction/Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

· Multifamily/104-units/Refinance/Buffalo, N.Y.

· Self Storage/349 Units & 4 Offices/Permanent/Rochester, N.Y.

According to Gantry’s Tom Grzebinski, “Gantry specializes in tailoring commercial mortgage financing by source and structure to a borrower’s unique asset qualities and investment goals. That’s how we add value. For many borrowers navigating today’s volatile rate climate absent their traditional relationship lender, Gantry’s deep capital markets relationships open doors. The two construction loans were originated with debt funds, which is unique for this region.  As the local banks have pulled back, our national lenders have stepped in as another financing option. We shopped these assignments across Gantry’s full universe of lenders and loan options to provide each client with an optimized financing structure meeting their specific investment goals.”

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