BROOKLYN, NY - Canyon Partners Real Estate, Tavros, and Charney Companies announced their joint venture for the development of 251 Douglass Street, a 260-unit multifamily development in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, a qualified opportunity zone.
The Project is being capitalized with $64.4 million of equity and the joint venture simultaneously closed on a $119.9 million senior construction loan with financing provided by Barings. The debt was arranged by Newmark, led by Co-Presidents of Debt & Structured Finance, Jordan Roeschlaub and Dustin Stolly, and Executive Managing Director Chris Kramer.
The Class-A multifamily development is 15 stories, with ground-floor retail, parking, and a significant amenity package. The Project features several environmental, social and governance (ESG) attributes, including 65 permanently affordable housing units, an energy efficient design and space allocated to community and maker retail use.
In January 2023, Canyon, Tavros, and Charney announced a joint venture for the development of 585 Union Street, a 224-unit multifamily development also located in the Gowanus neighborhood.
"As Gowanus becomes a central community for families and young professionals, there is a growing need for modern, affordable housing in the area," said Nicholas Silvers, founding partner at Tavros. "With the neighborhood positioned for long-term growth, we look forward to providing apartment housing that will benefit both residents and the community."
The Gowanus neighborhood is a diverse metropolitan area that has undergone significant transformative growth. 251 Douglass will be central to Gowanus' range of retail, entertainment and hospitality offerings, including Whole Foods, the Barclays Center and the Thomas Green Playground and park.
"251 Douglass will offer a modern, highly amenitized living community to Gowanus' residents. Its proximity to Brooklyn'smajor subway lines in addition to the city's parks, shopping and entertainment will provide the convenience and accessibility today's residents are seeking," added Sam Charney, Principal of Charney Companies. "We value our continued partnership with Canyon Partners and Tavros to deliver much-needed, high-quality housing."