JLL secures $34.5M loan for new multi-housing investment platform

Loan proceeds funded Glencrest Group and Angelo, Gordon & Co, L.P.’s second acquisition of 2019

December 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has secured $34.5 million in financing for Waterscape Apartments, a 180-unit, garden-style apartment community in Fairfield, California.

JLL worked on behalf of a joint venture between Glencrest Group and Angelo, Gordon & Co, L.P. to place the 10-year, 71.5% LTV, floating-rate loan with Freddie Mac. The loan includes five years of interest-only payments and will be serviced by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP, a JLL company and a Freddie Mac Optigo℠ lender. This transaction marks the second acquisition for the joint venture, which earlier this year acquired Vineyard Gardens in Santa Rosa, California. JLL led the capitalization of that transaction as well. 

Waterscape Apartments is situated on 14.65 acres at 3001 North Texas Street just east of Interstate 80 in the Solano County community of Fairfield. The 33-building project consists of a mix of one- and two-bedroom units averaging 978 square feet. Homes feature high-quality finishes, including renovated kitchens, in-unit washers and dryers, fireplaces and private balconies. Common-area amenities at the recently upgraded property include a multi-level fitness center, contemporary clubroom, and resort-style pool.

The JLL Capital Markets debt placement team representing the borrower included Senior Managing Directors Peter Smyslowski and Charles Halladay and Analyst Jonah Aeylon.

“The acquisition of Waterscape is an excellent representation of Glencrest’s ability to source properties in an ultra-competitive environment that will generate above-market, risk-adjusted returns,” Smyslowski said.

“We are excited and honored to expand our new company with the support of Angelo Gordon, Freddie Mac and JLL,” Mike Bergelson of Glencrest added. “Waterscape combines an attractive physical plant with a convenient location poised for growth. It exemplifies the type of community we want to add to our portfolio.”

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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 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 Glencrest Group

Glencrest Group was formed in 2019 by John Adair and Mike Bergelson to provide the next generation of multifamily investment opportunity. It focuses exclusively on purchasing existing apartment communities with above-average yield and appreciation potential. Glencrest’s founding team combines decades of leadership in the real estate and technology industries. Before Glencrest, John was the Principal in charge of capital transactions for Prime Residential, where he acquired, sold and financed more than 35,000 multifamily units, developing a reputation for generating alpha via creative and decisive deal making. Mike was most recently the co-founder and CEO of Everwise, a software company leading in the corporate learning and development space with hundreds of large enterprise clients. Before Everwise, Mike founded two other successful technology companies that focused on improving consumer experience. For more information, visit

About Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P.

Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. (“Angelo Gordon”) is a privately held limited partnership founded in November 1988. The firm currently manages approximately $36 billion with a primary focus on credit and real estate strategies. Angelo Gordon has over 500 employees, including more than 200 investment professionals, and is headquartered in New York, with associated offices elsewhere in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit