News release

JLL arranges $19.88M financing for New Jersey apartment development

To-be-built, transit-oriented property in Morris County will include 126 units

September 23, 2019

MORRISTOWN, N.J., September 23, 2019 – JLL announces it has arranged $19.88 million in financing for the development of 34 Bank, a 126-unit, transit-oriented apartment property located in Netcong, Morris County, New Jersey.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between CrownPoint Group, The Hampshire Companies and Circle Squared Alternative Investments, to secure the 36-month, floating-rate construction loan through M&T Bank.

34 Bank will contain a total of 126 luxury units, of which 113 are market rate. Market-rate units will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom floor plans and affordable units will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom options. The property will be situated within walking distance to the Netcong Train Station and downtown Netcong and offers accessibility to all of the region’s major roadways, including Interstate 80 and Routes 206 and 46, all of which are within 1.5 miles of the development. Due for completion in 2020, the property will provide an affordable luxury option to supplement the area’s current supply of vintage, garden-style apartments and will offer resident’s several amenities, including a great room with business stations, communal kitchen, gas fireplace, large-screen TVs, billiards room, fully equipped fitness facility and electric car charging stations. Outdoor amenities include a community gathering space with fire pit and a walking path along the Musconetcong River. The community will also feature on-site parking and optional private garages.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Director Jon Mikula and Managing Director Michael Klein.

“JLL is pleased to have been able to secure financing for CrownPoint Group as it continues to expand its portfolio of multifamily properties throughout the state,” Klein said.

“M&T put together very attractive terms and was able to accommodate the borrower as the deal continued to evolve throughout the closing process,” Mikula added. “It was a pleasure to work with them on this transaction.”

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 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. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About CrownPoint Group

CrownPoint Group (“CPG”) is a privately held, integrated family of companies that operates from a deep understanding of the New York-New Jersey real estate space. Core competencies include real estate consulting, site acquisition and planning, development and approvals, leasing and marketing, debt and equity arrangement, and property management and disposition. Complementing our far-reaching experience is a network of industry relationships. Together, the group delivers robust returns to investors and strategic partners.

About The Hampshire Companies

The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate firm based in Morristown, New Jersey. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments. Additional information on The Hampshire Companies is available online at To stay connected with The Hampshire Companies and for updates on the latest transactions and news follow the company on Facebook, Twitter (@hampshireco) and LinkedIn.

About Circle Squared Alternative Investments

Circle Squared is a registered investment adviser with SEC and was founded in 2014 by Jeffrey Sica to work with a finite group of high-net-worth individuals and family office investors to help them find alternative market investments, primarily in private equity real estate deals. Led by a team with decades of experience, Circle Squared or its affiliates have been a joint venture member, consultant or otherwise involved with over $800 million in real estate developments and transactions since its founding. The leadership of Circle Squared has been a part of the acquisition, or development of over 5,000 residential units throughout their careers. For more information, go to

The past performances of Circle Squared and its affiliates are not indicative of the future results of the company, the joint venture or the project. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

About M&T Bank

M&T Bank Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&T’s principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, operates banking offices in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Trust-related services are provided by M&T’s Wilmington Trust-affiliated companies and by M&T Bank.