Rockport Mortgage Announces $30M in Financing for Rolling Green Apartments in Amherst, MA


Rockport Mortgage Corporation recently announced the closing of an FHA Section 223(f) refinancing loan for Rolling Green Apartments in Amherst, MA totaling $30 million. The property has been owned and managed by Beacon Communities LLC. since 2014.

The property, constructed in 1970, is a mixed-income rental development located on 26.2 acres and is comprised of 16 two-story apartment buildings with 204 garden and townhouse style units. There are 64 one-bedroom, 103 two-bedroom, 31 three-bedroom and 6 four-bedroom units in the development.

Of the 204 units, 41 are income restricted and may only be rented to individuals or households earning no more than 50% of the area median income.

Amenities include an outdoor pool, basketball court, playground, picnic area and laundry facilities at each of the buildings.

In 2015, major upgrades were made to the units and buildings including new windows, new patio/balcony doors, new siding and railings, façade painting, French drain installation, and air-conditioning sleeve replacements.

The refinancing will enable Beacon Communities to make both critical and non-critical repairs to the units and buildings.

“Rolling Green Apartments has the distinction of being the first development to be financed by MassHousing back in 1970”, noted Dara Kovel, Beacon Communities’ CEO. “We are proud to be the current owner of this notable property and enjoyed working with Rockport Mortgage on this transaction.”

“It’s always a pleasure working with Beacon Communities”, said Dan Lyons, Managing Partner, Rockport Mortgage Corporation. “Over the years we’ve been fortunate to partner with them on many transactions and it’s extremely satisfying knowing that the closing of this loan will not only improve the quality of life for tenants at Rolling Green Apartments but also assist Beacon Communities fulfill its mission of maintaining outstanding communities.”

About Rockport Mortgage Corporation

Consistently ranked as one of the top FHA multi-family lenders in the country, Rockport Mortgage is a privately-held commercial banking firm located on the North Shore of Boston. Founded in 1992, Rockport Mortgage specializes in providing FHA-insured loans to market-rate, affordable and senior multi-family properties as well as assisted living and healthcare facilities. The Rockport Mortgage team works collectively to navigate the complexities of FHA/HUD-insured financing programs, developing strategic solutions to meet the diverse needs of its clients. For more information, visit

About Beacon Communities LLC

Beacon is a privately-owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages a wide range of multifamily housing. It also invests in and purchases affordable housing companies and portfolios of multifamily developments. Beacon owns and manages approximately 18,000 apartments including affordable housing, market rate housing, and mixed income-housing. Its developments range from new construction, to historic adaptive reuse, to the renovation of existing housing. Beacon takes on challenging developments and make them succeed. The company’s driving passion is to create well-designed, healthy homes that improve the quality of life of residents and enhance the neighborhoods in which they are located.