Freddie Mac refinances top-performing Houston community

JLL Capital Markets led the financing for Hanover Southampton located in the city’s West University neighborhood 

August 20, 2020

HOUSTON, August 20, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged financing for Hanover Southampton, a 206-unit multi-housing community in Houston’s affluent West University neighborhood.

JLL worked on behalf of the developer, Hanover Company and State Farm, to secure the seven-year, fixed-rate loan through the Freddie Mac CME Program. The loan will be serviced by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC, a Freddie Mac Optigo℠ lender.

Completed in 2015, Hanover Southampton is located at 5122 Morningside Drive within walking distance to Houston’s most historic mixed-use urban development, Rice Village, which boasts over 300 retailers and dining establishments. Additionally, the property is proximate to Houston’s largest employment centers including Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza, Galleria and Downtown. The 95-percent-leased community offers 12 floors of living with units averaging 1,435 square feet each. Community amenities include a 10,000-square-foot rooftop resident amenity lounge, rooftop pool, 24-hour concierge, Technogym fitness club, outdoor grilling stations, private theatre, executive conference room, bike storage, valet dry cleaning services and pet-washing station.

The JLL debt placement team representing the borrower was led by Managing Director Cortney Cole and Director Dustin Selzer.

JLL delivers multi-housing investors a full range of solutions through one diverse, integrated platform. The division employs approximately 400 professionals who provide comprehensive investment sales and disposition services with access to thousands of domestic and foreign investors. JLL is also one of the nation’s largest affordable and conventional multi-housing and seniors housing lenders with comprehensive loan underwriting, asset management and loan servicing capabilities. Agency/GSE lending and loan servicing are performed by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. Loans made or arranged in California are pursuant to a California Financing Law license. 

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

About Hanover Company

Hanover Company, located in Houston, Texas, stands among the most active private real estate companies in the United States, specializing in the acquisition, development and management of high-quality multifamily residential properties nationwide.  With over three decades of experience, Hanover is a vertically integrated company with acquisitions, development, construction, property management and asset management departments strategically focused on garden-style, mixed-use, high-density wood frame and high-rise projects.  To date, Hanover's award-winning project mix totals nearly 54,000 units across the country and more than $11.18 billion in project costs.  U.S. markets include Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.