Equity Pledge Debt Fund 839

Type: Debt

Target: $8,000,000

Annual Return: 8.50% - 8.75%

Min-invest Amount: $10,000

Duration: 12 – 30 Months

  • Total:
Fund Type Private Equity Fund
Offering Amount $8,000,000
Estimated Return 8.50 – 8.75% Annualized Return*1
Investment Type Equity Pledge Loan
Unit Price $10,000 per Subscription Unit
Offering Date October 2023
Investment Timeline 12 – 30 Months*2
Dividend Schedule Prepaid per 6 Months*3

*1 8.50% Annualized Return for Investment of 1-19 Units; 8.75% Annualized Return for Investment above 20 Units.

*2 Investors will receive a minimum of 12 months of dividend. After 12 months. Dividends will be calculated in terms of days until principal is repaid.

*3 Investors will receive prepaid dividend before every period of 6 months.

  • Property is in Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan. Hudson Yards is one of the biggest local redevelopment areas, and its property value appreciates at a fast rate. The area is popular among large tech companies and home buyers for its high-quality buildings and convenient access to Subway Line 7.
  • Developer purchased the lot for $48,000,000 in May 2022 and intended to develop a 11-floor and a 12-floor mixed-use buildings. The demolition works had been completed, and the construction of foundation is entering the final phase. Based on the plan, all residential units will hold for sale once the construction completed.
Address 489 & 501 9th Avenue, New York, NY, 10018
Area Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York
Lot Area 16,479 Sqft
Building Area 158,613 Sqft
Intended Use 122 Condo Units,5 Commercial Units. 2 Community Centers, 25 Storage Units
Construction Duration 22 Months
Expected Dividend Calendar
Round of DividendPhase    AmountDividend Date *1Counting DateEnding DateDividend PeriodNotes
FirstFirst$2,000,000No Later Than
10/1/20239/30/2024*2366 DaysPrepaid Dividend
Second$2,000,000No Later Than
11/1/20239/30/2024335 DaysPrepaid Dividend
Third$2,000,000No Later Than
12/1/20239/30/2024305 DaysPrepaid Dividend
Forth$2,000,000No Later Than
1/1/20249/30/2024274 DaysPrepaid Dividend
Second--No Later Than
10/1/20243/31/2025182 DaysExtension Option Owned by Developer *3
Third--No Later Than
4/1/20259/30/2025182 DaysExtension Option Owned by Developer *3
Fourth--No Later Than
10/1/20253/31/2026182 DaysExtension Option Owned by Developer *3

*1 In case of holidays and non-working days, the dividend date will be automatically postponed to the next working day.
*2 First round of investors will receive at least 366 days of dividends. After 12 months, dividends will be calculated in terms of days till Borrower repays the loan.
*3 After the first dividend period, Borrower owns 3 extension options, and investors will receive dividends accordingly at the same dividend rate.

  • According to Appraisal Report provided by Archstone Group NYC, as of February 2023, the lot is worth $50,800,000. Once completed, the property could be valued at $231,100,000.
  • The loan provided by CrowdFunz Fund 839 is a short-to-middle term loan and is collateralized by 100% equity of the project. Developer had contributed $50,050,000 of equity, which is 6 times the loan amount. In addition, the borrower’s key person would provide unlimited personal guarantee.
  • Project is in the quickest-developing area, Hudson Yards, Manhattan. It is close to numerous bus, subway, and train lines that allow residents conveniently commute to other areas of Manhattan, Queens, and Long island. Project is 25-min driving from Newark International Airport, 30-min driving to LGA, and 45-min driving to JFK.
  • In the past 10 years, Hudson Yards had received tremendous support from NY State, New York City, and MTA. As more high-income residents flood into the area, both condo and rental units are in shortage and poised for future growth in value.
  • Borrower will use the loan provided by CrowdFunz Fund 839 to cover early construction costs, including excavation and other soft costs.
  • Borrower plans to repay the loan provided by CrowdFunz Fund 839, by using the loan proceeds from a commercial bank or by using other sources of fund.
  • The project is handled by a seasoned Chinese developer that has over 30 years of real estate experience. Developer had successfully completed numerous projects including retail, large-scale residential and mixed-use properties that spread across Queens, New York.
  • Developer had cooperated with CrowdFunz via CrowdFunz Fund 606 and other funds. It is known for highly efficient construction and project execution, property management, and successful exit strategies.

Investment Structure of CrowdFunz 839 Fund


Capital StackRatio
Mortgage from Commercial Bank $103,000,000 63.96%
CrowdFunz Fund 839 Equity Pledge Loan $8,000,000 4.98%
Developer Equity $50,050,000 31.06%
Total $161,050,000 100.00%
  • Developer had contributed $50,050,000 of equity, which is accounted for 31.06% in the capital stack.
  • The $8,000,000 loan provided by CrowdFunz Fund 839 is accounted for 4.98% in the capital stack.
  • Based on the capital stack, the Loan-to-Cost of the project is 68.94%. Based on the property valuation of $220,900,000, the Loan-to-Value is 50.25%.
  • Borrower had pledged 100% equity of the property, and its key person would provide unlimited personal guarantee.

Demographics in the Zip code

Zip Code 10018
Regional Population26,966
Median Age35.8
High School Education or above97.19%
Family Median Income$170,154
White Collar/Blue Collar95.24%/4.76%
Child-Bearing Family12.11%
Average Family Size2

Hudson Yards had seen fast development, and numerous large-scale projects have been completed in the past 10 years. As more companies move into the area, high-end restaurants and shopping centers were built to accommodate the luxurious lifestyle of wealthy individuals and young professionals.

Most residents in Hudson Yards are young and have high spending power. The ethnic backgrounds are also well-diversified.

The average age is 35.8; 12.11% of the families have children. Most residents choose to rent. There is big supply shortage of luxury condos and rental buildings.

* Data Source: Point2homes.com, in September 2023.

Current Market Overview

According to Appraisal Report provided by Archstone Group NYC, the average sale price of new Manhattan condos is significantly higher than pre-pandemic level, and the demand for small residential units has reached 11-year high.

According to the data provided by Douglas Elliman, as of the fourth quarter of 2022, the average sale price of new condos in Manhattan had reached $1,982/Sqft. Sales of newly built condos is accounted for 15.9% of the whole market.

According to the data in Appraisal Report provided by Archstone Group NYC, number of homes sold in Midtown West is accounted for 40%.

* Source: Appraisal Report provided by Archstone Group NYC.

Comparable Condominium Sold

* According to the data from Zillow, the average unit sale price of comparable condo units is: $2,114/ft².

Comparable Condominium Listing

* According to the data from StreetEasy, the average unit listing price of comparable condo units is: $2,319/ ft².

Valuation Approaches

  • CrowdFunz also uses the Cost Approach for a more conservation valuation. The total cost of the project is $160,421,029 upon completion.
  • The complete cost breakdown is shown below.
  • * Source: Data of cost accounts is provided by Developer; Data compiled by CrowdFunz.


    Project is on 9th Avenue in between 37th and 38th street. Penn Station and Time Square are within walking distance. Various transportation choices grant residents easy access to different areas of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.


    • Subway:7, A,C,E,1,2,3 (5-minute walking)
    • To EWR Airport:25-minute Subway
    • To JFK Airport:30-minute Drive
    • To LGA Airport:40-minute Drive


    Hudson Yards has Success Academy Charter School, one of the highest-performing and the largest charter schools in New York. It offers K-4 primary school and Grade 5-8 middle school education. The school is highly rated by parents.

    Living Facilities

    In addition to well-developed public transportation, the local business environment is vigorous. More wealthy individuals are moving into the safe and luxurious area.


    The surrounding recreation facilities are improving to fit residents’ needs. Museums, gyms, and entertainment venues nearby are within walking distance.

    Developer Company: TW HY 9 Holding LLC. / W 37 Venture LLC.

    Prior Cooperation: CrowdFunz Fund 606 / CrowdFunz Fund 806 / CrowdFunz Fund 810 / CrowdFunz Fund 813 / CrowdFunz Fund 817 / CrowdFunz Fund 824 / CrowdFunz Fund 829

    The development is led by a seasoned Chinese American development group. The company has over 30 years of experience in residential building development.

    Developer had completed numerous properties, including retail, large-scale residential, and mixed-use buildings, in Queens and other emerging markets in New York City.

    Developer had developed over 5 million Sqft of real estate in major cities in China and the United States.

    In the past 20 years, Developer has been more sophisticated in property acquisition, development, management, and sales.

    • The short-to-middle term Mezzanine loan provided by CrowdFunz Fund 839 will help Borrower fund the initial construction costs and working capital. Borrower plans to repay the loan with construction loan from a commercial bank or by using other sources of fund.
    • Borrower’s established goodwill, the collateralized equity value that is 6 times the loan amount, and unlimited personal guarantee, support the borrowing.
    • CrowdFunz believes that under the loan agreement with clear legal rights and obligations, the short-term debt invested by Fund 839 has controllable risks and a low probability of default, making the fund a feasible real estate investment opportunity for retail investors.

    CrowdFunz 839 Project Rating

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