JLL closes sale of The Peaks of Nanuet

504-unit apartment complex in Rockland County, New York, trades 

November 20, 2019

MORRISTOWN, N.J., November 20, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has closed the sale of The Peaks of Nanuet, a 504-unit apartment complex in the suburb of Nanuet, Rockland County, New York.

JLL marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller, a joint venture between Harbor Group International, LLC and Azure Partners LLC. Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC and a partner purchased the asset free and clear of existing financing.

The Peaks of Nanuet consists of 64 buildings set on 54 acres that comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 1,208 square feet, with approximately 40% of homes also inclusive of lofts. Units feature intrusion alarms, separate dining rooms, spacious closets, full-sized washers and dryers, and patios or balconies. The transit-oriented property is located at 100 Avalon Gardens Drive less than a mile from the intersection of the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 287 and Palisades Interstate Parkway. Due to its central location, The Peaks of Nanuet is convenient to Manhattan, the New Jersey state line and Westchester County via car and a variety of mass transit options. Community amenities include a large renovated clubhouse, fully equipped fitness center, yoga room, indoor basketball courts, racquetball court, business center and a resident lounge with fireplace. The property was 95% occupied at closing.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller included Jose Cruz, Michael Oliver, Kevin O’Hearn, Stephen Simonelli, Andrew Scandalios and Michael Kavanagh.

“The Peaks asset was highly sought after by both institutional and private buyers given the property’s location, surrounding demographics and renovation upside,” Cruz stated. “This sale marks the largest multi-housing trade in Rockland County to date.”

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 more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Harbor Group International, LLC

HGI is a global integrated platform that owns and manages 202 assets worldwide, 33,000 multifamily units, and 3.6 million square feet of commercial real estate with an aggregate gross asset value in excess of $9.7 billion (as of the end of Q2 2019).

HGI's global integrated team of over 750 employees facilitates acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, construction, leasing and property management.

About Azure Partners LLC

Azure Partners LLC is a real estate private equity firm based in New York City focused on the acquisition and management of real estate assets within high-growth markets in the United States. Azure’s primary investment objective is to produce superior risk-adjusted returns while giving investors current cash return on equity and minimizing downside risk.

Since its founding in 2010, Azure has purchased in excess of $1.8 billion of assets, including more than 8,000 multifamily units and 700,000 square feet of retail. For more information, please visit

About Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC

Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC is a national multifamily company focused on the development, acquisition and operation of apartment communities in targeted markets nationwide. The company proactively pursues development, acquisition and construction opportunities through its seasoned team of real estate professionals in 14 offices across the United States. Mill Creek is building its portfolio in many of the nation’s most desirable apartment markets in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Houston, South Florida, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, New York and Boston. As of June 30, 2018, the company’s portfolio comprises 74 communities representing over 20,250 apartment homes that are operating and/or under construction. For more information, please visit