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SCALE funds $55M construction loan for LIC condo

SCALE Lending announced that it has closed on a $55 million construction loan to complete the development of The Nova in Long Island City.

Being developed by SB Development, designed by Fogarty Finger and built by 1 Oak Construction, The Nova is set to be completed in June 2022.

Rendering courtesy of SB Development

“We have been very active in the Long Island City market over the last five years. It has maintained strong demand throughout the pandemic, and we have seen an increase in activity recently in both the rental and condominium markets,” said Martin Nussbaum, Co-Founder and Principal of Slate Property Group. “With our confidence in SB Development’s experience and their business plan for the site, we were able to work quickly with them to close on this loan.”

“It was a pleasure working with the team at SCALE,” said Joseph Stern, Principal of SB Development. “We’re very excited and fortunate to move forward with developing this architectural beacon for the neighborhood and grateful to be in a position that allows us to contribute to the rebirth of this great city that we love.”

The Nova is a ground-up luxury condo building that will feature 86 units and ground-floor retail across 95,000 s/f and 24 stories.

SCALE Lending is Slate’s lending affiliate that provides first mortgage financing secured by commercial real estate assets with a focus on senior transitional loans secured by commercial mortgages in the New York Metropolitan area.

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