Berkadia Arranges $40 Million Refinance of Garden Style New Milford Apartments


Berkadia has secured a $40 million loan for the refinancing of Brookchester Apartments, a 752-unit garden style multifamily community in New York City suburb. Senior Managing Director Charles Foschini and Managing Director Christopher Apone of Berkadia’s South Florida office arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, Bal Bay Realty, LTD.

Voya Investment Management originated the loan, including a 15-year term with an aggressive interest rate and LTV ratio of 35 percent. The occupancy rate was 98.27 percent at the time of refinancing.

“As competition in the lending market increases, we were able to secure a refinance loan that offered a compelling structure to the borrower, taking advantage of the substantial debt capital in the marketplace,” said Foschini.

“Utilizing the strength of our correspondent relationship with Voya and taking advantage of a flat yield curve, we were able to structure a fixed rate loan with a very aggressive interest rate on a long term basis which will provide the borrower with exceptional cash flow for years to come,” added Apone.

Built in 1948, Brookchester Apartments is located at 915A River Road, New Milford, New Jersey, in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island MSA. Situated about 20 minutes away from New York City, the multifamily asset also offers close proximity to educational, shopping, and medical centers, including Farleigh Dickinson University, The Outlets at Bergen Town Center, and Holy Name Medical Center.

Brookchester Apartments features studios, one-, and two-bedroom units throughout 47 two-story buildings. Units include heating and air conditioning, new kitchen cabinets and appliances, thermal insulated windows, hardwood floors, and high-speed internet access. Community amenities include newly renovated on-site laundry facilities, 24-hour emergency maintenance, business center, courtyard, and barbeque grills with picnic tables.

About Berkadia®

Berkadia, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National Corporation, is a leader in the commercial real estate industry, offering a robust suite of services to our multifamily and commercial property clients. Through our integrated mortgage banking, investment sales and servicing platform, Berkadia delivers comprehensive real estate solutions for the entire life cycle of our clients’ assets. To learn more about Berkadia, please visit

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