News release

$42.84M acquisition financing secured for Lola Apartments in Tampa

JLL Capital Markets secured the financing on behalf of ACRE for the multi-housing property in the sought-after greater Tampa area 

June 03, 2021

MIAMI, June 3, 2021 – JLL Capital Markets announced today it secured a $42.84 million acquisition financing for Lola Apartments, a Class A multi-housing property located in Riverview, a suburb in the southeast area of Tampa, Florida.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Asia Capital Real Estate (ACRE), to secure the loan through the lender, CIT Group. ACRE operates a portfolio of roughly 1,300 units in the Tampa MSA, having immense experience in this sought-after market.

Lola Apartments delivered in Q1 of 2019 and experienced a rapid lease-up of about 20 units per month, demonstrating the strong demand for rental housing in the Tampa area. Suburban Tampa is experiencing significant rent growth, as evidenced by recent leases at Lola, which are being signed at a substantially higher rates than average in-place rates. In addition, the property faces limited competition as only two new multi-housing properties are under construction within a five-mile radius. 

The garden-style property consists of 264 one, two- and three-bedroom units and features best-in-class finishes, including stainless steel appliances, expansive island kitchens, balconies, walk-in closets, vaulted ceiling and access to smart technologies. Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, 8,000-square-foot clubhouse game room, resort-style pool and is pet-friendly.

Located at 9960 Jonas Salk Dr. in Hillsborough County, Lola Apartments are just 18 miles southeast from Downtown Tampa and across the street from Simmons Loop from St. Joseph’s Hospital, a major BayCare Health System hospital and economic driver for the area. Additionally, the South Bay Hospital and Tampa Regional Industrial Park, which consists of over 1.4 million square feet of industrial space, are within just a few miles from the property. The property is also one mile from I-75, providing access to Miami, the west coast of Florida and beyond.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Director Jesse Wright, Senior Managing Director Elliott Throne, and Associate Kenny Cutler.

“The borrower was able to capitalize on dramatic spread compression through the first half of 2021 to secure more accretive pricing than the agencies at a significantly higher leverage point,” said Wright. “They are well positioned to take advantage of the rent growth and economic expansion in this market with this flexible debt. We were grateful to be tapped by ACRE to assist on this opportunity.”

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 deliver best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales 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 $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of March 31, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Asia Capital Real Estate (ACRE)

Founded in 2011 ACRE is a global real estate private equity firm managing capital for institutional and family office investors through a series of private equity and debt funds which have invested over $2 7 billion, concentrated in multifamily related strategies. ACRE is a vertically integrated owner operator specializing in multifamily real estate through active investments in both direct equity and debt capital markets as well as special situation opportunities. ACRE manages a global portfolio with offices in Atlanta, New York and Singapore.

Since its inception, ACRE has acquired, operated, developed and made loans on over 22 000 apartments across 75 properties and 31 cities. ACRE’s strategies focus on direct real estate equity and credit investments and are concentrated in the United States, with additional properties currently in development in Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom.