Camber Property Group Acquires Affordable Housing Portfolio from Omni New York in $105M Deal

Grace Towers Apartments at 2060 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn - Courtesy of SVN AffordableGrace Towers Apartments at 2060 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn - Courtesy of SVN Affordable

Camber Property Group has completed a $105 million acquisition of three Project Based Section 8 affordable housing complexes formerly owned by Omni New York. The three properties include Grace Towers, a 168-unit building in East New York, Brooklyn; Target V Apartments in the Morris Heights section of The Bronx; and Madson Apartments in East Harlem.

Together the properties are referred to as the Triboro Portfolio and comprise 306 affordable housing units. The portfolio benefits from a Project Based Section 8 contract, which assures residents pay no more than 30 percent of their household income toward rent, with New York City’s Housing and Urban Development covering the balance.

“Finding a buyer that could navigate local regulatory requirements and assure a year-end closing was of utmost importance to the seller,” said SVN affordable managing director Gene Levental, who co-brokered the deal with SVN senior advisor Jamie Renzenbrink. “After a short, invitation-only marketing campaign, Camber was selected from a small pool of other bidders, based on their experience and track record on previous transactions.”

Madison Apartments at 2059 Madison Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan - Courtesy of SVN Affordable

Madison Apartments at 2059 Madison Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan – Courtesy of SVN Affordable

Target V Apartments at 1971 Grand Ave in The Bronx - Courtesy of SVN Affordable

Target V Apartments at 1971 Grand Ave in The Bronx – Courtesy of SVN Affordable

The buildings were initially rehabilitated by Omni New York using low income housing tax credits. With support from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Camber will complete the next generation of capital improvements to critical building facilities, individual apartments, and amenity spaces.

“The Triboro Portfolio, which includes over 300 apartments, exemplifies the importance of preserving low-income housing throughout the City,” said Rick Gropper, principal and co-founder of Camber Property Group. “Affordable housing preservation is a critical tool to manage housing costs in a city that often lacks economical options for all of its residents.”

Camber has not confirmed when these improvements might begin at any of the three properties.

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2 Comments on "Camber Property Group Acquires Affordable Housing Portfolio from Omni New York in $105M Deal"

  1. Looks like this owner has the same nasty habit of stripping the parapets of ornament instead of spending a little more money and restoring it properly. Always a bad sign. Plus there should be DOB rules that puts a stop to it. Its still going on everywhere you look.

  2. 2/3 of the time if an apartment building has a green sidewalk shed it’s because the owner is at some stage of mutilating the historic cornice and parapet.

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