News release

The S. Hekemian Group lands financing to develop Valley Hospital Surgery Center at “the District”

JLL Capital Markets led financing efforts for the District Building 4 development in Montvale, New Jersey

June 14, 2023

Alli Semans

Hotels & Hospitality and Capital Markets PR
+1 330 329 6750

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 14, 2023 –  JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged construction financing and mezzanine equity for the District Building 4, a three-story, mixed-use building totalling 25,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 58,372 square feet of Class A medical space in Montvale, New Jersey.

JLL represented the borrower, The S. Hekemian Group, in securing the two-year, floating-rate construction loan through ConnectOne Bank. In addition, JLL arranged subordinate debt with a life insurance company.

Located at 400 Market St., the property sits within the District, a mixed-use live/work/play development that features four buildings comprised of 308 luxury apartments, 40,000SF of boutique office space, and 17,000SF of ground floor retail. Additionally, the District is adjacent to The Shoppes at DePiero Farm, a 231,000-square-foot retail center that is anchored by a Wegmans Supermarket that contributes to the high-end modern neighborhood feel. Tenants include Starbucks, Lululemon, Chopt, Orange Theory Fitness, Ulta Beauty, Chipotle, and more.

The project is under construction and is expected to be completed in early 2024.  In addition to the Valley Hospital, the ground floor tenants will be Pottery Barn and William Sonoma.

The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team was led by Senior Managing Director Thomas R. Didio, Senior Director Thomas E. Didio Jr., Director Gerard Quinn and Analyst Michael Mataras.

“Building four will add three terrific tenants to the “the District” mixed use environment.  The medical use will bring more traffic to the retail space across Market Street, not to mention Pottery Barn and William Sonoma.  The site and quality of tenancy on both sides of Market Street speaks for itself,” stated Didio, Jr.

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