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HKS Arranges Construction Loan on Danbury Multifamily

HKS Real Estate Advisors arranged a $24.5-million construction loan with M&T Bank for the development of Brookview Commons Phase II, a six-story, 140-unit multifamily building in Danbury, CT. The property will be built on the site of the Hearst Connecticut Media office building, across from phase one of the team’s Brookview Commons project.

The borrowers represent a partnership between two well-established development companies – BRT General Corporation and The DiMarco Group. The financing from M&T is a two-year, full recourse loan.

According to HKS’ John Harrington, who has facilitated other transactions for these developers on similar-sized projects, the COVID pandemic was cause for concern. “The driving force for getting this closed was a collective decision from both M&T Bank and the developers, who were equally confident and in agreement that the project was more than sustainable during the days ahead,” said Harrington.

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