JLL arranges $57.58M loan for extended-stay hotel in Chicago

Loan proceeds will be used to refinance the construction loan

January 22, 2020

CHICAGO, January 22, 2020 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged a $57.58 million refinancing for Home2Suites by Hilton Chicago River North, a newly constructed, 206-suite, extended-stay hotel in Chicago’s downtown River North neighborhood.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Akara Partners, to place the floating-rate loan with a global investment management firm. Loan proceeds will be used to refinance the construction loan.

Home2Suites by Hilton Chicago River North opened its doors in February 2019. The 17-story, pet-friendly hotel features a contemporary design, flexible guest room configurations and a concrete and glass exterior with floor-to-ceiling windows. Guest amenities include a fitness center, business center, outdoor terrace with fire pit, free breakfast, meeting space with teleconferencing capabilities, and a ground-floor restaurant. Situated in the heart of River North at 110 West Huron Street, the Home2Suites is between Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s largest shopping district, and the Loop, the downtown financial district. The hotel is surrounded by 146 million square feet of office space and within walking distance to the new, $100-million Chicago Riverwalk. Additionally, the hotel is proximate to major Chicago attractions, including Navy Pier, Millennium Park, the theater district, and the United Center.

The JLL Capital Markets team was led by Keith Largay, Jeff Bucaro, Nicole Aguiar and Brian Walsh.

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

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About Akara Partners

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