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Birmingham, AL

Financings Spur Value-Add Investment for Birmingham Apartments

JLL arranges acquisition financing for Goodall-Brown Lofts and Fix Play Lofts

​JLL's Capital Markets experts today announced the firm provided financing for the acquisition of Goodall-Brown Lofts and Fix Play Lofts, two multifamily assets located in Birmingham, Alabama. Highland Real Estate Capital purchased the buildings.

JLL secured an interest rate of 4.68 percent on the 10-year, $4,360,700 loan for Goodall-Brown and an interest rate of 4.68 percent on the 10-year, $2,933,300 loan for Fix Play.  Both loans were made through the Fannie Mae DUS® lending program.

Executive Vice President Mark Brandenburg and Vice President CW Sheehan led the JLL team on the financing.

"The Birmingham metro multifamily market has benefitted from decreasing vacancy rates and increasing rents, which made this an even more valuable investment opportunity," said Brandenburg.

Goodall-Brown Lofts is a five-story building that includes 36 units and 5,444 square feet of commercial space currently occupied by The Wine Loft. Following the purchase, Highland Real Estate Capital will make capital improvements including upgrading countertops, installing new appliances and adding a rooftop deck.

Fix Play Lofts has 23 units in three buildings and 15,133 square feet of commercial space. The new owners plan to refinish cabinets, upgrade signage and common areas and add a fitness center.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit