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Walker & Dunlop, Inc. structured $120 million in financing for the rehabilitation of a three-building affordable apartment portfolio in Harlem

Walker & Dunlop Structures Financing for Rehab of Northern Manhattan Portfolio

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. structured $120 million in financing for the rehabilitation of Audubon Houses, Bethune Gardens, and Thurgood Marshall Plaza, a 557-unit, three-building Harlem portfolio. The financing was a joint effort between Dantes Partners, The New York City Housing Authority, the New York Housing Development Corporation, Walker & Dunlop, Freddie Mac and JP Morgan Chase. 

John Gilmore and his production team at Walker & Dunlop arranged the financing execution, which addressed the unique capital and ongoing operation and maintenance needs of the three properties, which were built between 1962 and 1985. 

“This critical project required a wide range of affordable finance expertise and extensive collaboration” said Sheri Thompson, Walker & Dunlop’s EVP of affordable housing and investment management. “This would not have been possible without our commitment to affordable and workforce housing, coupled with our long-term relationships with Dantes Partners and Freddie Mac.” 


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