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Private equity firm Northwind Group provided a $62-million first mortgage for NOVA condominiums in Long Island City

Northwind Group Furnishes $62M Financing on Long Island City Condos

Northwind Group, a Manhattan based real estate private equity firm, provided a $62-million first mortgage completion-to-condo-inventory loan secured by 86 for-sale residential units located in a prime area of Long Island City at 41-05 29th St., also known as NOVA. The borrower is a joint venture between SB Development and Hazelton Capital Group, 

“We are thrilled to be able to provide a flexible financing solution in a short time frame given the current state of the capital markets to an experienced and high-quality sponsor,” said Ran Eliasaf, managing partner of Northwind Group. 

“This loan was sourced directly by our team in an off-market transaction. We continue to believe in the long-term success of the NYC residential market and continue to provide loans even in current market conditions to properties and borrowers that meet our underwriting criteria. We expect to close on over $600 million of new loans before year end.”  


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