JLL secures $32M refinancing for The Hampshire Companies
The loan is for a ShopRite-anchored retail center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
MORRISTOWN, N.J., November 18, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has arranged a $32 million refinancing for Veterans Square Town Center, a fully leased, 136,928-square-foot, grocery-anchored retail center in the Northern New Jersey community of Lyndhurst.
JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, The Hampshire Companies, to secure the 10-year, fixed-rate, non-recourse loan through PGIM Real Estate Finance. Loan proceeds will be used to refinance an existing loan previously arranged by predecessor HFF, which was acquired by JLL on July 1, 2019.
Originally constructed in 2000, Veterans Square Town Center was expanded from its original 113,178-square-foot size in 2013. The property is fully occupied by 13 tenants, including the ShopRite anchor along with HomeGoods, PetSmart, Supercuts, DaVita Kidney Care, GNC, Diamond Exchange and World Martial Arts Academy. Located at 530-560 New York Avenue in the center of Lyndhurst, the property is in the Meadowlands Retail submarket within the greater Northern New Jersey market. It is also in Bergen County, the most populous county in New Jersey. The shopping center’s surrounding area has strong demographics, with approximately 183,000 residents across roughly 70,000 households living within a three-mile radius.
The JLL Capital Markets team representing the developers was led by Senior Managing Director Jon Mikula, Managing Director Michael Klein and Analyst Connor Van Cleef.
“While retail has been a challenge with the rise of e-commerce, necessity retail, especially grocery-anchored, continues to flourish and be in demand for institutional lenders,” Mikula said. “PGIM Real Estate Finance appreciated the strength of the Shop-Rite operator and the borrower’s deep experience in the retail space.”
“PGIM Real Estate Finance quickly recognized the exceptional demographics, long term tenancy and the incredible draw that ShopRite has on the center,” Klein added. “As a result, they provided the borrower with very attractive loan terms and rate and were fantastic to work with throughout the process.”
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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.
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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 HampshireRE.com. To stay connected with The Hampshire Companies and for updates on the latest transactions and news follow the company on Facebook (facebook.com/hampshirere), Twitter (@hampshireco), and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/the-hampshire-companies).