News release

Newark self-storage facility lands $19M construction loan

JLL Capital Markets led the financing efforts for 305 Wilson Avenue, a to-be-built, 1,332-unit self-storage facility in the Ironbound District of Newark, New Jersey

October 18, 2023

Kristen Murphy

Capital Markets, Hotels & Hospitality and Value & Risk Advisory PR
+1 617 848 1572

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 18, 2023 –  JLL Capital Markets announced that it has arranged $19 million in construction financing for 305 Wilson Avenue, a 1,332-unit self-storage development in Newark, New Jersey.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between CrownPoint Group and Lamar Companies, to secure the construction loan through Provident Bank.

305 Wilson Avenue, which formerly housed an auto salvage facility, will be a newly constructed, six-story self-storage property totalling 135,728 square feet. All of the units will be climate controlled and they will average 75.5 feet. The property will also feature two interior loading spaces and eight off-street parking spaces. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2025. Extra Space Self Storage will lease and manage the day-to-day operations of the property.

305 Wilson Ave. is located in the Ironbound District of Newark just west of Interstate 95 and north of Interstate 78 close to the Newark Liberty International Airport. Approximately 76% of the housing units in Newark are renter-occupied translating to strong demand for self-storage facilities like 305 Wilson Avenue.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Directors Michael Klein and Jon Mikula and Associate Ryan Carroll.

“JLL is pleased to have worked on CrownPoint and Lamar’s behalf to secure financing for this ground up development,” said Klein.  “The market for construction financing currently has its challenges but can be obtained for well-located self-storage projects being managed by top tier operators and experienced developers.”

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 sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About JLL

For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.8 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 106,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About CrownPoint Group

The CrownPoint Group (CPG) is a privately held real estate development and investment company focused on the New York metropolitan area. CPG is led by a veteran team of professionals who have amassed over 100 years of industry experience, successfully developing institutional-quality multifamily, commercial and self-storage projects totaling over 12.5 million square feet. To learn more, please visit:

About Lamar Companies

Lamar Companies was founded in 1972 and is a full-service, privately held real estate investment company headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey. Since its founding in 1972, the company has routinely been ranked in the top 100 largest owners of retail shopping centers in the U.S., according to National Real Estate Investors rankings. Lamar primarily focuses on opportunities created by real estate economic cycles and underperforming assets across the United States and is a principal investor in projects for its own account and in partnership with major institutions. Throughout the years the firm has maintained its entrepreneurial roots as a hands-on operating partner with a unique ability to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors.