Berkadia Arranges Refi For FATVillage Rentals

Berkadia arranged a $12 million refinance loan for The Forge Lofts, a 35-unit boutique building completed in 2022 in the heart of the FATVillage™, downtown Fort Lauderdale’s historic warehouse-turned-tech district.

Managing Director Brad Williamson, Senior Managing Director Mitch Sinberg, Managing Directors Scott Wadler and Matt Robbins of Berkadia South Florida arranged the loan on behalf of the sponsor, Urban Street Development, a full-service development firm based in Fort Lauderdale.

Fannie Mae provided the seven-year, fixed-rate loan with full-term interest-only, through its Near-Stabilization Program and Green Building Certification Program.

“This asset is a unique rental loft unlike any other rental property, with high ceilings and an open layout, and excellent Opportunity Zone location,” said Williamson. “Berkadia was able to structure fixed-rate debt with full-term interest-only to mirror the sponsor’s business plan. The Forge Lofts are a great addition to this growing neighborhood.”

Located at 401 NW First Avenue, The Forge Lofts offers one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 775 square feet to 1,330 square feet. Individual units feature 10- to 13-foot ceilings, polished concrete floors, premium kitchen appliance packages with custom kitchen islands, smart home technology, and large balconies. Community amenities include controlled building and garage access, reserved parking, an electric car charging station, high speed Wi-Fi, a 24/7 fitness studio, a summer kitchen and a heated pool.

The Forge Lofts are within walking distance to the Brightline, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, and the Museum of Discovery and Science.




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