Kennedy Funding Closes $2 Million Loan for Housing Construction in Brooklyn, New York

Property in Williamsburg neighborhood slotted to become 8-unit walk-up apartment building

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – A property that sat empty for a decade in one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods will now become housing.

Kennedy Funding, the Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based direct private lender, closed a $2 million loan to LZBC Next Level Realty, LLC. The borrower will use proceeds from the loan to fund the construction of an eight-unit, four-story walk-up building at 100 Scholes Street, a 2,500-square-foot property in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

“Housing is in very high demand in New York City,” said Kevin Wolfer, CEO of Kennedy Funding. “Building apartments in one of the hottest rental markets in the United States is a very smart use of this real estate.”

Williamsburg is one of the most in-demand neighborhoods in New York City, with the average monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment hovering around $3,200. According to Wolfer, Kennedy Funding takes factors such as neighborhood popularity into account when evaluating loan applications.

“As a direct private lender, our process allows us to look beyond the application, so we can close a loan based on the merits of the deal itself or other extenuating factors most conventional lenders don’t examine,” Wolfer said. “Since these apartments will be located in a very popular neighborhood, funding a construction loan to build more housing was an easy decision for us to make.”

Plans for the property include four two-bedroom, one-bathroom units and four one-bedroom, one-bathroom units. The future new development is located near community parks, restaurants, movie theaters, concert venues, and shopping. A waterfront park is scheduled to open in June on the neighborhood’s former Domino sugar factory site.

The property is a few blocks away from the J, M, Z and L subway lines and located near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278), an ideal location for public transportation riders and drivers alike.

“A loan from Kennedy Funding enables the borrower to transform this empty property into a revenue-generating investment,” Wolfer said. “With prime access to transportation, shopping, and recreation, these apartments will pique the interest of many potential renters.”

About Kennedy Funding
Kennedy Funding, is a nationwide direct private lender specializing in bridge loans for commercial property and land acquisition, development, workouts, bankruptcies, and foreclosures. The principals of the company have closed over $3 billion in loans to date. The firm’s creative financing expertise enables the closing of loans of up to 75% loan-to-value, from $1 million to over $50 million, in as little as five days. Kennedy Funding continues to actively seek new funding opportunities throughout the world.