JLL Capital Markets secures $41.6 million loan

March 20, 2018 - Financial Digest
Jonathan Schwartz, JLL

Bronx, NY JLL Capital Markets has secured $41.6 million in financing for the acquisition and renovation of 12 rent-stabilized multifamily properties located at five physical locations. JLL represented the borrower, Quality Communities, LP, a partnership between Taconic Investment Partners and a client of Clarion Partners, LLC. Sterling National Bank provided the loan. Related Companies sold the 97% leased portfolio. 

Managing director Jonathan Schwartz, vice chairman Aaron Appel, executive vice president Mark Fisher and associate Brian Buglione were the JLL team on the deal. 

“The sponsors seized a great opportunity to acquire well-located multifamily product at scale with major upside potential through improvements,” said Schwartz. “This was a great lending opportunity that was competitively bid.”

Said Chris Balestra, CIO of Taconic, “This portfolio provides us an opportunity to maximize value and create distinguished properties throughout the Bronx. Multifamily demand throughout greater New York is consistently high, and our planned capital improvement program will position us to capture that momentum.”

The portfolio provides easy public transit access via several subway lines, bus lines, and/or MTA MetroNorth stops within easy walking distance of each property. They are also close to several major employment centers including Yankee Stadium, Fordham University, the Bronx County Courthouse and Lehman College. 

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2016 alone, the firm’s 2,000 Capital Markets specialists completed $170 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally.

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