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Bellwether Closes Fannie Mae Loan on Minnesota Affordable

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC closed a $10,080,000 Fannie Mae loan for the acquisition of Four Seasons Apartments in Faribault, MN, south of the Twin Cities. The 144-unit property was purchased for $12,500,000 by a subsidiary of Felfam Limited Partnership, a third-generation family partnership based in California

The four-building property was built in the 1970s and has gone through exterior updates in the past five years. New ownership plans to continue updating the property. 

The development is the first transaction out of Bellwether Enterprise’s Minneapolis office to utilize Fannie Mae’s new Sponsor-Initiated Affordability (SIA) program. The SIA program will ensure rents are affordable to tenants earning 80% of Area Median Income or less.

“We are actively searching for more projects in Minnesota because of the critical mass we have there,” said Felfam general partner Ryan Stomel. “The economic stability in the state continues to impress us.”

Photo courtesy of Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism.


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