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CDT completes $120M capital raise for housing development

The Community Development Trust (CDT), which provides long-term and equity capital for the creation and preservation of affordable housing, announced its completion of a record-setting two-year capital raise that supports CDT’s double-bottom-line objectives.

CDT closed an $85.5 million redeemable preferred capital raise – its Series D – which represents the largest such effort in the company’s 21-year history.

Together with its previously closed $33 million convertible preferred raise, CDT’s two-year strategy raised more than $118 million to expand the impact of its mission.

“With this capital raise, we welcome five new and seven returning institutions to CDT’s family of investors,” said Merilyn Rovira, CDT’s Senior Vice President for Capital Strategies.

“Their decision to invest demonstrates a strong market demand for financial investments secured by community development assets,” Rovira said. “Our investors understand and appreciate the economic and social benefits of investing in our high-impact work.“

As a community development financial institution (CDFI) and private real estate investment trust (REIT) with a social impact mission, CDT operates as a double-bottom-line company.

CDT provides long-term debt and equity capital for affordable housing throughout the United States, while seeking attractive returns for shareholders.

CDT’s Series D Redeemable Preferred Offering is its sixth capital raise and brings the firm’s total since inception to more than $300 million. During that time, CDT has paid more than $122 million in dividends to investors. The Series D capital raise is CDT’s second preferred offering within the past two years, following the 2017 closing of its $33 million Series C Convertible Preferred Offering.

“Our record-breaking capital raise reflects investor confidence in CDT and allows us to expand the impact of our mission,” said Joseph Reilly, CDT’s President and CEO.

“We are eager to continue working with great partners – both new and existing – where we can put this capital to work expanding and improving the nation’s supply of high-quality affordable housing.”

Since closing its first common stock offering in 1999, CDT has invested more than $1.8 billion in debt and equity capital in properties in 44 states and regions – helping to preserve and create over 48,000 units of affordable housing that provide homes for more than 120,000 residents.

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