$33.3M secured for International House development in Philadelphia
JLL Capital Markets represented CSC Coliving, LLC to secure financing
PHILADELPHIA, PA., September 21, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged $33 million in acquisition and renovation financing for the International House multi-housing property located at 3701 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
JLL represented the borrower, CSC Coliving, LLC (CSC), to secure the loan with PostRoad Group.
International House sits on 1.33 acres, is 14 stories tall and consists of 10,016 square feet of occupied office space. CSC plans to convert the existing office space into apartments, with plans to fully renovate and update floors into 400 units. The second-floor office space will continue to be occupied through 2028 and the ground floor will be available to other office/retail tenants. The property is also perfectly positioned for additional 150,000 ground up development in the back portion without disrupting the existing building.
Located in University City, one of Philadelphia’s most dynamic locations and home to the University of Pennsylvania, International House is located near 5 million square feet of office space, providing over 85,000 jobs to the area. For those commuting or wanting easy access around the city, the property is conveniently located near immense walking, biking and public transportation options with over 280 restaurants and bars and 136 retailers nearby.
The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Director Chad Orcutt and Analyst Blaine Fleming.
“It was a pleasure to represent CSC in arranging acquisition financing of this iconic building in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City submarket,” said Orcutt. “CSC is an expert in the co-living and multi-housing market, and we are excited to have them make their first investment in the Philadelphia market.”
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About CSC Coliving, LLC
CSC is an opportunistic real estate investment firm with deep experience executing complex transactions and unlocking embedded value. CSC operates in the United States and Mexico with investments in over 10,000 properties.