JPMorgan finances RXR’s 810 Fulton project

Bank leads $125M tax-exempt bond deal

RXR Realty secured $125 million in construction financing from JPMorgan Chase and People’s United Bank to fund its 363-unit rental development 810 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill.

The funding comes in the form of tax-exempt bonds backed by the New York State Housing Finance Agency. JPMorgan Chase bought $75 million worth of bonds, sources say, while People’s United chipped in $50 million.

Greystone Bassuk brokered the deal, which closed in late March but wasn’t previously reported.

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The deal cements JPMorgan’s status as one of New York’s most active construction lenders in 2017. The bank already pledged $900 million to Extell Development’s Central Park Tower project and $850 million to Harry Macklowe’s office-to-residential conversion at One Wall Street.

RXR [TRDataCustom] bought the leasehold for the property for $29.6 million last year and plans to build a 12-story, 400,000-square-foot apartment building. The project has a 421a tax exemption in place, which would require the developer to set aside 20 percent of units as affordable.

In December, a major ironworkers union asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to block the bond issuance because the project uses a nonunion contractor.