JLL arranges JV equity for Block 40 in Portland, Oregon

MetLife Investment Management provides equity for Alamo Manhattan’s luxury multi-housing project in the South Waterfront

October 21, 2019

PORTLAND, ORE., October 21, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has arranged joint venture equity for the development of Block 40, a 232-unit, luxury multi-housing project in Portland’s South Waterfront neighborhood.

Working on behalf of the developer, Alamo Manhattan, JLL arranged the joint venture equity partnership with MetLife Investment Management.

Block 40 is being constructed on a 1.06-acre site at 3838 SW Macadam Avenue less than one mile south of the Portland CBD. The transit-oriented development is also next to Oregon Health & Science University (“OHSU”), which is currently undergoing a 1.1 million-square-foot expansion, and steps from the Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail and the OHSU Aerial Tram.

Due for completion in late 2021, the property will consist of a seven- and eight-story podium-style building with studio, one- and two-bedroom units averaging 724 square feet, approximately 6,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and 174 parking spaces. Planned amenities at the LEED-certified project will include a rooftop terrace with firepit, spacious seating area and TVs; courtyard with water fountain, fire pit, grilling area and seating area; fitness center with Technogym; and dog park and dog wash.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing Alamo Manhattan was led by Senior Managing Director Ira Virden, Senior Director Mark Erland and Directors Matt Benson and Charlie Watson.

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. 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 Alamo Manhattan

Alamo Manhattan is a Dallas-based real estate firm primarily focused on developing best-in-class, mixed-use multifamily assets in core urban markets. The firm was founded in 2010 to pursue new development opportunities in core urban markets. Alamo Manhattan currently focuses on urban markets in Texas and the West Coast, and has completed, or has under construction, approximately $800 million in development projects located in Dallas, San Antonio, Seattle and Portland. The firm has a robust pipeline of future projects on sites that it either owns or controls, totaling over $550 million. The company is continuously seeking and evaluating new sites for development. For more information, visit

About MetLife Investment Management

MetLife Investment Management, MetLife, Inc.’s institutional asset management business, is a global fixed income and real estate manager providing differentiated investment solutions to institutional investors worldwide. MetLife Investment Management provides institutional investors including corporate and government pension plans, insurance companies and other financial institutions with long-term public and private investment and financing solutions. MetLife Investment Management leverages a disciplined credit research and underwriting process to provide institutional investors with asset origination and acquisition opportunities and proprietary risk management analytics across public fixed income strategies, private placements, and commercial real estate debt and equity investing, among others. For more information, visit

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit