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KeyBank unit provides $15 million in financing for apartment complex in Potsdam

By Eric Reinhardt

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Lawrence Avenue Apartments in Potsdam are under the ownership of Irvine, California–based Community Preservation Partners (CPP) and Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, LTD (RCG). KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided $15 million in Freddie Mac financing for CPP and RCG to improve the units in the apartment complex. (Photo provided by KeyBank)

POTSDAM, N.Y. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a $15 million Freddie Mac loan for the acquisition of a 137-unit, garden-style apartment complex in Potsdam in St. Lawrence County.

Freddie Mac is the shortened, common way of referring for the McLean, Virginia–based Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.

Irvine, California–based Community Preservation Partners (CPP) and Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, LTD (RCG) have acquired Lawrence Avenue Apartments in Potsdam, KeyBank said in a news release. Built in 1980, the complex includes five, two-story buildings on 11 acres of land.

CPP and RCG will use KeyBank’s equity and debt platforms to substantially improve the units and provide “safe, clean, affordable” residences for the community. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also awarded CPP and RCG low-income housing tax credits in conjunction with a housing assistance payments contract agreement, per the release.

Robbie Lynn of KeyBank Real Estate Capital’s commercial mortgage group arranged the financing for the acquisition, the bank said.

“The borrower has a deep commitment to preserving, rehabilitating and revitalizing communities,” Lynn said. “The in-place rehabilitation strategy ensures tenants will keep their homes, maintain its affordability for a longer term and substantially improve the quality of living for members of the community.”

Cleveland, Ohio–based KeyBank (NYSE: KEY) operates several dozen branches in Central New York.

About KeyBank Real Estate Capital

KeyBank Real Estate Capital is a provider of commercial real-estate financing. The group provides interim and construction finance, permanent mortgages, commercial real-estate loan servicing, investment banking. and cash-management services for virtually all types of income-producing commercial real estate.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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