Re: Banks Who Financed Cohousing
From: Steve Faber (
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 19:12:11 -0800 (PST)
Bank of Holland is funding Newberry Place in Grand Rapids

We shopped around to about 15 banks, about 10 would agree to meet with us after looking at our performa. 7 larger, national banks that had bought out local banks turned us down or gave us unreasonable terms (25% down, 100% presold). This happened after their local guys said it should be no problem, but as it went up the ladder the terms became worse and worse. Finally, 3 locally owned banks gave us offers that were feasible and they were willing to work with us.

Steve Faber
Newberry Place

On Jan 27, 2007, at 8:43 PM, David Heimann wrote:

Hi Zev,

        The construction loan for Jamaica Plain Cohousing came from
Wainwright Bank & Trust Company here in Boston. They're a local bank with
a very good social record.

David Heimann
JP Cohousing

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:11:02 -0700
From: Zev Paiss <zpaiss [at]>
Subject: [C-L]_ Banks Who Financed Cohousing
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I am working with a builder in Florida who is needing the names of
banks who have successfully funded cohousing projects. Please respond
to this list so we can all have access to this list.

Thank you!


Zev Paiss
Abraham Paiss & Associates
Building Sustainable Communities Since 1992
1460 Quince Ave. #102
Boulder, CO 80304
Zev [at]

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