Developer Secures Refinancing For Mid-City Church Conversion Project

by • January 27, 2020 • NewsComments (0)1247

The New Orleans Redevelopment Fund has secured a new loan for its redevelopment project at 131 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., which involved the conversion of the former First United Baptist Church into apartments.

The multi-million dollar project, which was initially approved back in 2016, successfully saw the transformation of a run down church into 20 apartments, with units ranging from $1,100 to $1,850 per month.

The Miami office of Marcus & Millichap arranged a $2.975 million non-recourse loan to refinance the 20-unit property and provide cash out to the borrower, according to a news release.

Marcus & Millichap vice president Robert Bhat said his team was able to secure a rate of 4.35% with three years of interest-only followed by a 30-year amortization.

The developer purchased the property for $708,000. Hernandez Consulting & Construction and Albert Architecture worked on the $5 million project. State and federal Historic Tax Credits were also used in the financing plan.

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