Partnering for Long-Term Affordability



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    CDT provides equity for the acquisition and preservation or development of affordable multifamily rental housing.

    We invest for the long term, providing the capital necessary to acquire a property or restructure a property’s ownership, address capital needs, replace major systems, and add amenities such as recreational facilities and community centers.

    We work with non-profit and for-profit partners who are experienced in building, acquiring, rehabilitating, and managing affordable housing communities. Our operating partners include many of the country’s leading specialists in preservation—multifamily developers, owners, and managers with a strong local presence—who invest alongside CDT.

    Program Highlights

    1. Acquisition targets:
      • LIHTC developments
      • Properties with existing/expiring Project Based Section 8 contracts
      • Properties with expiring state or local affordability restrictions
      • Market-rate properties where we can place new regulatory agreements creating affordability
    2. Property size:

      100+ units, but will consider smaller properties in high-cost markets

    3. Duration:

      We seek to hold properties for the long term but will consider shorter-term investments or bridge equity in certain cases

    4. Equity capital:

      Typically $1 million to $20 million, but will consider larger transactions or portfolios

    Terms for specific investments are based on location, operating history, business plan/strategy, and alignment with CDT’s mission to preserve affordable housing.

    Contact Us

    Michael J. Lear
    Senior Vice President
    Head of Acquisitions

    Matt Zarlengo
    Vice President,
    Community Investments

    Contact Equity Team

    “CDT has been an excellent partner for us [Evergreen] because their long term investment philosophy and commitment to preserving affordable housing aligns well with our business plan.

    Additionally, CDT’s team is well versed in a variety of affordable housing programs which shortcuts the learning curve that we would have to work our way through with other investors who have less experience financing regulated housing properties.”

    Charlie Allen
    Evergreen Partner