"We're pleased to partner with Canyon to provide affordable, market-rate multifamily housing in Southern California," said Michael Pedone, Managing Director, CIT Real Estate Finance. "Canyon is a strong sponsor with a track record of investing in real estate and CRA-qualified multifamily property and we look forward to partnering with their experienced management team on this important initiative."
Rick Lieber, Senior Vice President, CIT, said, "Helping to create and maintain housing that is affordable in Southern California is a key priority for CIT Bank as the region has suffered a significant shortage in the last several years. We are particularly proud to participate in this innovative structure that will rely upon private, not government, funding to serve our community's needs."
This Canyon/CIT Bank fund builds on the success of Canyon's existing Multifamily Impact Funds (CMIF I and II), which have been positioned to acquire and improve $500 million of workforce multifamily properties, making long-term, material, positive impacts in targeted communities across the United States. To date, the funds have invested in more than three million square feet, representing over 3700 units.
About Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC
Canyon Partners Real Estate (CPRE) is the real estate direct investing arm of Canyon Partners, LLC. Founded in 1990, Canyon Partners is an investment management firm headquartered in Los Angeles, with approximately $21.1 billion of AUM. Since inception, through its distinct real estate investment platforms, CPRE has invested over $6.2 billion of capital in over 240 commercial real estate and mortgage transactions with a total capitalization of $16.4 billion. For more information visit: www.canyonpartnersrealestate.com.
Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $65 billion in assets. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) has more than $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services principally to middle market companies across a wide variety of industries primarily in North America, and equipment financing and leasing solutions to the transportation sector. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. cit.com.
CIT Group Inc.
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