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Falzarano & Gunning of CBRE arrange refinancing for multifamily property in South Orange, New Jersey

South Orange, NJ — CBRE announced it has secured a $14 million refinancing loan for The Ridgewood Commons, a 66-unit midrise multifamily apartment building at 10 North Ridgewood Rd. in South Orange. The loan was arranged through Dana Berlin of Spencer Savings Bank, a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

CBRE’s Donna Falzarano and James Gunning sourced the financing and represented the borrower, 10 North Ridgewood Rd. LLC, in the negotiations.

“After a quick and effective marketing effort, CBRE was able to secure the refinancing with Spencer Savings Bank at an interest rate well below 3.0% and a maximum 75% loan-to-value on a non-recourse basis,” said Falzarano. “Spencer was an outstanding lender to work with and facilitated a closing in just 30 days.”

Originally constructed in 1938, 75% of the building units have been renovated over the past 36 months. Apartments are spacious, averaging 1,050 s/f, and offer 9-foot ceilings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Common amenities include an appointed lobby entrance and climate-controlled storage. The property is within walking distance of the South Orange NJ Transit train station, as well as dozens of restaurants, retailers, entertainment venues and recreation options. The property has had historically high occupancy with a majority of residents living there for many years.


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