Cronheim Mortgage Secures $117.5 Million Financing for Madison Farms Mixed-Use Development in Pennsylvania

by Katie Sloan

Bethlehem, Pa. — Cronheim Mortgage has secured $117.5 million in permanent and construction financing for Madison Farms, a mixed-use development in Bethlehem, located north of Philadelphia and west of New York City.

The development, upon completion, will feature 152,000 square feet of retail anchored by a 67,400-square-foot ShopRite; a two-story, Class A medical office building occupied by the Lehigh Valley Health Network; and 570 luxury one- and two-bedroom residential units across 15 buildings.

Tenants at the property’s retail center include Starbucks Coffee, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Provident Bank, Pure Barre, Pet Valu and Supercuts. The residential property features a 6,500-square-foot clubhouse with a billiards room, multimedia center, fitness center, golf simulator and business center, as well as an outdoor deck with a pool, barbecues and fire pits.

The financing — provided by American General Life Insurance Co. — consists of two separate loans placed on behalf of Madison Farms Retail and Madison Farms Residential with 20-year terms and 30-year amortization schedules.

For Madison Farms Retail, Cronheim arranged $32 million in permanent financing. For Madison Farms Residential, the company secured an $85.5 million credit facility with two years of interest-only payments. This loan provides permanent financing for the 294-unit first phase of residential development, and construction and permanent financing for the 276-unit second phase of development, which is slated for completion in early 2018.

Dev Morris, Andrew Tsukamoto, Allison Villamagna, and Andrew Stewart of Cronheim Mortgage originated and placed the loans.

— Katie Sloan

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