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D2 Capital Advisors arranged financing for the adaptive reuse of two former schools in Aurora, IL that will be converted to apartments

D2 Capital Lines Up Financing on Aurora Adaptive Reuse 

Joint venture Fox Valley Apartments LP has secured $18,200,000 in construction financing for Fox Valley Apartments, a 47-unit affordable housing redevelopment in Aurora, IL.  The financing was arranged by D2 Capital Advisors’ Jack Cortese and David Frankel. 

The redevelopment encompasses the adaptive reuse of two vacant historic school sites: the former Mary A. Todd School and Lincoln Elementary School. D2 sourced a construction lender who was able to bridge both the 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity and the Historic Tax Credit equity while also providing fixed-rate construction to permanent financing. 

“We garnered a lot of interest for this deal and provided a one-lender solution that allowed for maximum flexibility on the exit,” said Cortese. “We also locked in the rate at term sheet execution, which proved to be extremely valuable given the current rate environment and the time that it took all parties to get closed.” 

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