$34M loan secured for 920 Belmont Avenue development in North Haledon

JLL arranged the loan for Tulfra Real Estate and The Hampshire Companies 

August 20, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ, August 20, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today the arrangement of a $34 million construction loan for the development of a multi-housing property located at 920 Belmont Ave. in North Haledon, New Jersey.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrowers, Tulfra Real Estate and The Hampshire Companies, to secure the loan through Investors Bank. The development is expected to be completed in 2021.

The 180-unit, affordable luxury apartments will contain modern amenities including a fitness center, lounge area, coworking space, pet wash center, bike storage, outdoor pool and patio area with grilling stations and a fire pit.

The development is also conveniently located near northern and central New Jersey and New York City’s most prominent employment centers. Ideally situated for those wanting easy access to urban life, the property is within a five-mile radius of three train stations: Glen Rock Borough Hall, Hawthorne Station and Paterson Station with access to Hoboken, Jersey City and Manhattan. Nearby highways include New Jersey Route208, I-80, I-287 and The Garden State Parkway. Additionally, 920 Belmont Avenue is just 0.3 miles from William Paterson University and residents will benefit from a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment that support the university. 

The property is also located in the burgeoning Passaic County submarket, where multi-housing properties make up roughly 29.3% of the local market inventory with a total of 6,278 units across 112 properties.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Directors Jon Mikula and Michael Klein.

“We are pleased to have been able to close this transaction on behalf of Tulfra Real Estate and The Hampshire Companies despite the difficult market conditions we are working in,” stated Klein. “The bank really stepped up and was able to provide a structure that met the unique nuances of this project.”

“This project has been years in the making and will finally come to fruition due to the persistent efforts of the borrower,” continued Mikula. “Kudos to Investors Bank for helping us get to the finish line during COVID.”

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 investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $18.0 billion in 2019, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 93,000 as of June 30, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.

About Tulfra Real Estate

Tulfra Real Estate is a real estate and development company that has evolved into a major redeveloper for municipalities and corporations throughout New Jersey. Independently and with its institutional partners, Tulfra has owned or developed more than $1 billion in commercial and industrial properties in northern and central New Jersey over four decades. Tulfra has become a leader in helping communities and businesses maximize the development and income potential of their properties.

About The Hampshire Companies

The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate investment firm based in Morristown, N.J. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments.