Cornerstone Realty Capital Arranges $6.5 Million for the Refinance of a 26-Unit Apartment Building in Cambridge, MA


Cambridge, MA – Cornerstone Realty Capital recently arranged $6,500,000 for the refinance of a 26-unit multifamily property owned by The Micozzi Companies in Cambridge, MA.

Originally built in 1903, the building, which comprises 32,760 SF of finished living area, is masonry framed with a brick exterior veneer and a flat rubber membrane roof. The property’s unit mix is comprised of (25) three-bedroom units and (1) two-bedroom unit. The Sponsors have kept the property in great condition, and have been actively renovating the units over the past three years with the intent to continue to do so organically moving forward.

The renovated units consist of refinished hardwood flooring throughout the living areas as well as new white or brown wood cabinets, stainless-steel appliances, and granite countertops in the kitchens. The bathrooms feature tile flooring with new vanities and tub/shower combo units. Approximately half of the units have been renovated to date. The non-renovated units boast typical finishes that include tile flooring in the bathroom with white appliance packages and white shaker cabinets in the kitchens, and hardwood flooring throughout the living areas.

Cambridge is a progressive urban city in Middlesex County with a population of over 110,000 residents. The property is extremely well-located in the Mid-Cambridge neighborhood, equidistant

between the historical Harvard Square and the modern commercial district of Kendall Square. Given the property’s central location, tenants are within close proximity to over 70 restaurants and a diverse mix of businesses and retail shops. Notable examples within the immediate area include Whole Foods, CVS Pharmacy, Target, Walgreens, and many other boutique shops. Dining options within walking distance from the property include Au Bon Pain, Café Sushi, Harvest of India, Dumpling House, Starbucks, and Dunkin Donuts. Additionally, the MBTA’s Central Square Station on the Red Line is only 0.3 miles away of the property, and allows commuters easy access to Kendall Square, Downtown Crossing, and South Station as well as other major employment hubs throughout Cambridge and Boston. The property is conveniently located near the central thoroughfare of Memorial Drive, which connects to major roadways such as I-93, Route 1, and I-90.

Marcello Micozzi, principal at The Micozzi Companies, stated that, “The quality of this asset, especially given our emphasis on improving and maintaining the individual units, coupled with the low leverage point we were seeking, fostered an exceptionally competitive lending environment that allowed us to secure the terms best catered to our needs. Cornerstone played an integral role in identifying and communicating with the lender, allowing for this transaction to close quickly and efficiently.”

Cornerstone secured a non-recourse financing structure with a low, fixed, 10-year rate and 24 months of interest only followed by a 30-year amortization schedule.