JLL arranges $22.9M construction loan for Phoenix development

Cabana on 99th in the Glendale submarket will feature 286 garden-style apartment units

June 09, 2020

PHOENIX, June 9, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged construction financing and joint venture equity for the development of Cabana on 99th, a 286-unit, garden-style multi-housing project in Phoenix’s Glendale submarket.

JLL worked on behalf of the developer, Greenlight Communities (“Greenlight”), to arrange the joint venture equity partnership with Bridge Investment Group and a construction loan through a regional bank.

Cabana on 99th will be situated at the northwest corner of 99th and Missouri Avenues just off Loop 101. Due for completion in 2021, the property will provide “attainable” workforce rental housing under the Cabana brand. The property’s design is the culmination of Greenlight’s consultation with leading industry experts, architects and property managers to design a prototype building style, floorplans, unit mix, amenities and operational strategies that would result in the construction savings needed to develop a ground-up project that provides an inviting home environment for residents at a lower cost.

Cabana on 99th’s studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units will total approximately 172,500 square feet. Amenities will include a common area designed as co-working space, swimming pool, outdoor grilling and dining, courtyard with lush landscaping and hammock garden, covered parking, controlled access and ride share locations.

“At Greenlight, we have adopted an ‘everything you need, nothing you do not’ philosophy in designing our Cabana projects,” said Pat Watts, Principal at Greenlight Communities. “By eliminating expensive, and often under-utilized common areas and amenities, and focusing only on those that deliver a true value component to our residents, we have reduced overall construction costs, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance costs. Gone are the extravagant over-sized clubhouses, wine storage, movie theatres and business centers. We have thoughtfully replaced such spaces with modern co-work space, indoor and outdoor fitness options and community inspired back-yard living.”

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the developer was led by Managing Director Bryan Clark, Senior Director Brad Miner and Analyst Daniel Pinkus.

“Greenlight is developing an innovative product that addresses a huge need in the market today: new, attainable housing for working families,” Miner added. “We are grateful to work with the Greenlight team and look forward to the successful development of Cabana on 99th and the other Cabana-branded projects.”

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Deal secured by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP (“HFF”) prior to being acquired by JLL on July 1, 2019. Co-brokerage services provided by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

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, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 94,000 as of March 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Greenlight Communities

Greenlight’s model is straightforward: identify real estate opportunities for underutilized land in highly-desirable areas, then employ sustainable and resourceful development practices to create attainable, modern housing to renters with a range of incomes. Led by partners Rob Lyles, Pat Watts and Dan Richards, with over 25 years of experience in housing development in the Valley, Greenlight is well-positioned to carry on the legacy of bringing high-quality housing to the Valley for years to come.

About Bridge Investment Group

Bridge Investment Group is a privately held real estate investment management firm with $20.2 billion in assets under management. Bridge combines its 4,000+-person, nationwide operating platform with specialized teams of investment professionals focused on select U.S. real estate verticals, which Bridge believes offer above-market opportunity: multifamily, office, seniors housing, workforce and affordable housing, opportunity zones and debt strategies.