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Century Management Services Inc.Taps National Cooperative Bank to Provide $29.5MM in Financing for Landmarked Property on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

377-unit Historic Cooperative Apartment Building Refinances Existing Debt; Locks in Lower Interest Rates for Significant Savings

(New York, N.Y. – July 16, 2015) – National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial services company dedicated to serving cooperatives and housing communities nationwide, was tapped by Century Management, a prominent New York property management firm, to provide a $26.5 million first mortgage and $3 million line of credit for Cherokee Owners Corp., a historic, landmarked cooperative apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The New York office of NCB worked closely with Century Management’s Adam Zerka, Senior Account Executive and David Lipson, a senior managing director of the firm’s Mortgage Division to secure financing at historically low interest rates.  

Located at 508/516 East 78th and 509/517 East 77th Street, the six-story complex consists of 377 units in four buildings, which are connected by a common courtyard. Proceeds will primarily be used to refinance the existing debt of a $16 million first mortgage and $7.95 million line of credit the co-op previously completed with NCB. Remaining funds will be used for capital improvements, including the re-coating of the stairwells, plumbing upgrades and a gas conversion project.  

"We have worked with NCB for more than 20 years and have found the entire team at the New York City office to be the most knowledgeable in the industry,” noted Mr. Lipson. “We were able to work together to close the refinancing deal in record time and lock in an extremely beneficial interest rate, providing our client, Cherokee Owners Corp., with significant savings.” 

“NCB worked with the cooperative to close the loan in a timely manner to take advantage of the low interest rate environment – which resulted in savings,” said Edward Howe III, a managing director in NCB’s New York office who worked on the transaction. “NCB understands the importance of these transactions to the cooperative membership. Working with the board and management, we were happy to provide the most competitive mortgage for the property, which resulted in substantial savings.” 

The pre-war property was built in 1910 and converted in 1987. Cherokee Owners Corp. has a live-in superintendent, basement storage and a bike room. It is close to several educational institutions and health clubs, John Jay Park and its public swimming pool, Carl Schurz Park, and the Webster Library branch of the New York Public Library.  

  

About National Cooperative Bank: National Cooperative Bank is dedicated to strengthening communities nationwide through the delivery of banking and financial services, complemented by a special focus on cooperative expansion and economic development. NCB provides financial products and services for the nation’s cooperatives, their members, and socially responsible organizations. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Bank has offices in Alaska, California, New York, Ohio and Virginia. To learn more, visit www.ncb.coop, National Cooperative Bank on Facebook, or on Twitter @coopbanki