Hunt Mortgage Group Refinances Suburban Chicago Property

The company provided $26 million for Riverwood Apartments in Lansing, which includes 354 units and 500 parking spaces.

Hunt Mortgage Group has provided a $26 million Fannie Mae conventional multifamily loan to refinance a multifamily property in Lansing, Ill., a far south Chicago suburb.

The 54-year-old, 354-unit Riverwood Apartments is a garden-style low-rise apartment community situated on approximately 16 acres of land at 3649 173rd Court in Lansing. It consists of 10 two- to four-story apartment buildings. The borrower is Riverwood Apartments LLC, backed by Nich Kozul, its key principal. The Hunt Mortgage Group-furnished loan will pay off existing debt and facilitate a buy-out of the remaining partners. The loan has a 15-year term with five years of interest only followed by a 30- year amortization period and a 14.5-year yield maintenance period.

Local family business

Riverwoods Apartments’ amenities include a sport court, playground, common laundry, fitness center, swimming pool, clubhouse, barbecue and picnic area, on-site manager and elevators. The property also features more than 500 open parking spaces.

“Nick is a seasoned commercial real estate executive [who] has been involved in the multifamily industry for over 25 years,” Hunt Mortgage Group managing director Owen Breheny said. “He learned the business through his family, who owned and operated multifamily properties for many years. He played a big role in assisting with his family’s growing apartment business as well as working for private real estate companies.”

Riverwood Apartments is situated within the Chicago MSA, the third largest in the U.S. and considered one of the major financial centers in the nation.

“Since acquiring the property in 2015, the borrower has spent approximately $630,000 in a variety of internal and external capital improvement,” Breheny said. “We were pleased to provide this financing for a solid local client in a quality market.”