8A — October 21 - November 17, 2022 — Financial Digest — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


F inancial D igest

By Gary Brozowski, Kearny Bank Kearny Bank Commercial Real Estate Lending: A range of product and market options


few players willing to make construction loans and we took full advantage of these opportu - nities to expand our reach into this market. We continue to focus on accommodating our top clients as well as working with other active developers in the market, primarily with $12- to $20-million construction loans. We’re now emphasizing two product lines. Our commer - cial mortgages feature three-, five-, and seven-year terms, and range from $2 million to $60 million. A few recent ex - amples are a $42.65 million loan for Valley Stream Village

Townhomes in Newark, DE, as well as a $63 million loan for 100 Water Street Develop - ment in Jersey City, NJ. In the warehouse/industrial sector, we just completed a slightly more than $26 million deal for a distribution center located in Morrisville, PA. Our other line, construction- to-permanent loans, is basically 18- to 24-month construction loans that convert upon comple - tion to three-, five-, or seven- year commercial mortgages. Recent examples include a $14 million loan for a multifam - ily project in Garfield, NJ, as well as an $11 million loan for a mixed-use project in East Rutherford, NJ. In the case of both product lines – commercial mortgages and construction-to-permanent loans – our emphasis is on multifamily, mixed-use, retail, and warehouse/industrial prop - erties. For the time being, the bulk of our construction loans are written for projects in New Jer - sey, New York, and Pennsylva - nia … but we’re eager to expand that footprint. And why not? We’re already offering perma - nent loans in these states, plus Maryland, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. So, there’s plenty of room for us to grow. Gary Brozowski is senior VP/director of Commercial Real Estate Lending at Ke- arny Bank. MAREJ In the article “Kearny Bank Commercial Real Estate Lend - ing: A range of product and market options” By Gary Bro - zowski, Kearny Bank (Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal Volume 34, Issue 9, Sept. 23 - Oct. 20, 2022, pp 3D) there was an error in the 4th column. The title ran with the letter D . All versions of this article have been corrected. Private Lender Law purchases HQ in Marlboro, NJ MARLBORO, NJ — Jona- than L. Hornik, Esq. and Pri- vate Lender Law announced plans to relocate its HQ to Marlboro in December 2022’. “This is the next step to providing exceptional ser - vices to our clients,” said Hornik. “Our new headquar - ters will allow us to continue to manage our growth as the marquee firm in the private lending industry.” MARE

bviously, there’s a sig - nificant amount of talk within the com -

steady improvement as the new year progresses. Why will 2023 be better? Because, quite simply, there will be increased opportuni - ty. We’re already seeing less well-capitalized players being steadily pushed out of the market in favor of larger firms with more robust development pipelines of deals. This creates more opportunity for institu - tions like Kearny Bank. Once we reach 2023, many more of these weaker entities won’t be able to compete in terms of ob - taining new projects, which will further pressure their ability to

expand. Putting it another way, the story of 2023 will be well- capitalized players succeeding at an increasingly consistent rate, with emphasis on lower risk construction deals. I suspect some people re - main unaware that Kearny Bank also does a robust busi - ness in commercial real estate construction loans. We got our start, in earnest, at about the beginning of the pandemic – when many companies were either taking a pause in con - struction lending or exiting the market altogether. In fact, for a time, we were among very

mercial real estate sector about the im - pact of ris - ing interest rates. I sus - pect we’re in for a bumpy ride through the holiday

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season, though prospects look brighter for 2023. I’m not sug - gesting everything will turn rosy the instant the calendar flips – but we should see a

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MULTIFAMILY REFINANCE $42,650,000 291 Units in Newark, DE

MULTIFAMILY REFINANCE $63,000,000 233 Units in Jersey City, NJ

RETAIL CENTER ACQUISITION $42,375,000 Retail Center in Millville, NJ MIXED-USE CONSTRUCTION $10,750,000 54 Units and 1,000+/- SF Commercial Space in E. Rutherford

MULTIFAMILY CONSTRUCTION $14,000,000 79 Units in Garfield, NJ

INDUSTRIAL REFINANCE $26,812,500 Distribution Warehouse in Morrisville, PA

When you’re looking for commercial financing, visit Kearny Bank.

Gary F. Brozowski SVP/Director of Commercial Real Estate Lending 973 . 244 . 8834 gbrozowski@kearnybank.com

800 . 273 . 3406 | kearnybank.com

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