JLL arranges $350M refinancing of 225 Bush Street

The iconic core office building is located in one of the U.S.’ top-performing investment markets

October 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, October 28, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has arranged a $350 million refinancing for 225 Bush Street, a historic, Class A office building totaling 580,000 square feet in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District.

JLL represented the owner, Kylli, Inc., in securing the fixed-rate loan through Deutsche Bank.

225 Bush Street was constructed in 1922 as the Standard Oil Building for John D. Rockefeller by world-renowned architect George W. Kelham. At the time of its completion, the 22-story Class A office tower was the tallest building in San Francisco. The building is 100% leased to 31 tenants representing the technology, media, business services, consulting and finance industries. Located on the corner of Sansome and Bush Streets, 225 Bush Street offers exceptional accessibility to the Financial District, South of Market (SOMA), Union Square and Jackson Square neighborhoods as well as major public transportation hubs including Transbay Transit Center and Park, the Ferry Terminal, Montgomery and Embarcadero BART stations. 

The JLL Capital Markets team representing Kylli was led by Managing Director Jordan Angel and supported by Analysts Taylor Gimian and Andie Fezell.

“According to JLL Research, San Francisco has continually ranked as one of the top markets in the nation, beating many other cities in categories such as investor demand, availability of financing and overall strength of the local market,” Angel said. “With tenant demand continuing to significantly outweigh availabilities, we expect fundamentals in the market to continue to tighten.”

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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Deal secured by Holliday GP Corp. (“HFF”) prior to being acquired by JLL on July 1, 2019. Brokerage services now provided by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., a licensed real estate broker (CA Real Estate License No. 01223413).

About JLL

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About Kylli, Inc.

Kylli, Inc. is a full-service real estate investment management company focusing on the acquisition, development and management of institutional quality real estate assets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kylli operates an integrated model, focusing on sustainability, excellence in design and quality across all projects. Its vision is to create and manage projects that exceed the expectations and needs of the people that use them. Kylli’s assets in California total over $1 billion, with over 500,000 sq. ft of office space under management in San Francisco, 800,000 sq. ft of office space under construction in Burlingame and over 48 acres of land inventory in Santa Clara.