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HFF announces $16.2 million in financing for spec industrial development in Newark, New Jersey

Newark, NJ — Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the $16.2 million in financing for the development of a 290,063 s/f, to-be-built, spec industrial project in Newark. The HFF team worked on behalf of the developer, a joint venture partnership between Penwood Real Estate Investment Management, LLC (Penwood), through its fourth value-added investment vehicle, Penwood Select Industrial Partners IV, L.P., and Penford Group, to place a construction loan with Principal Real Estate Investors. The industrial distribution facility will be situated on 14.85 acres at 256 Vanderpool St. within the Northern New Jersey Industrial market, one of the top industrial markets in the nation. The site has immediate access to the entire New York City metro area via its proximity to Interstate 78 and other highways. Additionally, the site is 1.8 miles from the Port of Newark-Elizabeth and 4.1 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. The state-of-the-art building will feature 40-foot clear heights, 64 loading docks, 79 trailer stalls and 8,702 s/f of office space. The HFF debt team representing the developer included managing director Michael Klein and director Matthew Pizzolato.

“HFF is pleased to have secured another loan on Penwood’s behalf as it continues to expand its presence in the Northern New Jersey Industrial market,” Klein said. “Principal has been making loans on industrial properties in this market for a long time and has a firm grasp of the market’s fundamentals and the property’s attributes and was able to get comfortable making a construction loan on a speculative development. Given the property’s accessibility to major highways, the port, airport and deep labor pool from which a future tenant will benefit, the investment was an ideal fit for their portfolio.”

In other HFF news, the company announces $14.5 million in preferred equity for the development of Skye 750, a 248-unit, mid-rise apartment community in King of Prussia, PA. The HFF team worked on behalf of the developer, LeCesse Development Corp., to arrange preferred equity from Parse Capital. Due for completion in early 2020, Skye 750 will consist of a five-story building atop a concrete podium comprising one- and two-bedroom residential units averaging approximately 1,000 s/f. Skye 750 will feature a resort-style clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, cyber café, juice bar, co-working, private movie theater, game room, sauna, fire pit, package delivery system and miscellaneous resident lounges throughout, as well as an outdoor courtyard with an infinity swimming pool, a fire pit and a summer kitchen. The HFF team representing the developer included managing directors Gregg Shapiro and Ryan Ade.

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