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Walker & Dunlop Arranges $754M Financing on Crown Building Hotel and Residential 

Walker & Dunlop structured $754,000,000 in financing for Aman New York, a luxury hotel and residence development occupying the top 20 floors of the 100-year-old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Ave. In Midtown Manhattan. The Aman New York was developed by the OKO Group and represents Aman’s first US urban residence project. 

Aaron Appel, Keith Kurland, Jonathan Schwartz and Adam Schwartz led Walker & Dunlop’s team in structuring the debt financing from JPMorgan Chase. The three-year financing included a bridge loan and a condo inventory loan.  

“We’re excited to have worked with the OKO and Aman teams on this world-class asset,” said Kurland. “Their unparalleled vision to deliver a seven-star hotel and residences has truly come to fruition.” 

The 95,000-square-foot residential section of the development includes 22 exclusive residences, while the 117,000-square-foot hotel portion contains 83 guest rooms and suites. The hotel is slated to open August 2. 


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Walker & Dunlop's Kurland

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