JLL arranges $81.8M financing for Denver flex portfolio

Proceeds were used to acquire the 11-building portfolio located in a Qualified Opportunity Zone

February 20, 2020

DENVER, February 20, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged $81.8 million in financing for the acquisition of 3800 Steele Street, an 11-building portfolio totaling 452,014 square feet of industrial, flex and office space in a Qualified Opportunity Zone in Denver, Colorado.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture partnership between ScanlanKemperBard (SKB) and Harbert Management Corporation, to place the three-year, floating-rate bridge loan with two one-year extensions with Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc., (a Pine River Capital Management company). The borrower plans on renovating the portfolio and taking advantage of the proposed 39th Ave Greenway project by carving out an additional vehicle access route through the center of the site.

3800 Steele Street represented the largest available infill industrial project in Denver and is in an Opportunity Zone in Denver’s Lower North Central Industrial submarket. The portfolio is less than four miles east of Downtown Denver and at the confluence of two of Denver’s main thoroughfares, Interstate 70 and York Street. This location provides direct accessibility to the entire Denver MSA. Originally completed between 1940 and 1943, the properties were last renovated in 2000 and feature 18-foot clear heights, dock-high loading, exposed brick and wood ceilings and beams.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Director Tom Wilson, Senior Director Leon McBroom and Analyst Christopher DuCharm.

“SKB and Harbert have a great vision for this urban flex/manufacturing space,” McBroom said. “The mixed-use nature of creative office and light manufacturing weaves in well with the fabric of the surrounding neighborhood, and we are thrilled to have partnered Granite Point with the borrowers through the execution of this exciting business plan.”

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, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of December 31, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About ScanlanKemperBard

SKB is an established real estate merchant banking firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since its inception in 1993, SKB has originated total portfolio activity of $4.3 billion, including equity invested of $1.52 billion, comprised of 28.7 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space and 2,154 residential units. With longstanding relationships in each of their markets, SKB has the ability to source, structure and execute value creation across a wide spectrum of real estate opportunities. 

About Harbert Management Corporation

Harbert Management Corporation (“HMC”) is an investment management firm focusing on alternative assets, with approximately $7.1 billion in Regulatory Assets Under Management as of January 31, 2020.

HMC is disciplined, opportunistic investors who invest alongside its clients on equal terms and conditions. A privately owned firm founded in 1993, HMC serves foundations, endowments, fund of funds, pension funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, family offices and high-net-worth individuals across multiple asset classes. 

About Granite Point Mortgage Trust (a Pine River Capital Management company)

Granite Point Mortgage Trust Inc. (NYSE: GPMT) is focused on directly originating, investing in and managing senior floating rate commercial mortgage loans and other debt and debt-like commercial real estate investments. Granite Point is headquartered in New York, New York, and is externally managed by Pine River Capital Management L.P.