News release

$27.5M refinancing arranged for multi-housing community near St. Louis

JLL Capital Markets arranged the loan for Gold Block Ventures’ Promenade at New Town 

June 24, 2021

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 24, 2021 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged a $27.5 million refinancing of Promenade at New Town*, a 225-unit multi-housing community in the St. Louis-area community of St. Charles, Missouri.

JLL represented Gold Block Ventures in arranging a 10-year, 3.15-percent, fixed-rate, full-term, interest-only loan with a national conduit lender.

Promenade at New Town is an existing 225-unit multi-housing project located on 80 separate land parcels and comprising 95 residential buildings with a combination of townhomes, garden-style apartments, row homes and single-family residences ranging from studio, one, two and three bedrooms and 3,100 square feet of retail space. The community offers tenants a diverse unit mix and unparalleled community amenities, including an outdoor amphitheater, coffee shops, bars and restaurants, fitness center, boutique shops, two aquatic centers, an organic farm and a real-sand beach. Community activities include concerts, movie nights, sand volleyball leagues, bocce ball, fishing, boating and more.

Located at 3301 #1 Domain St., Promenade at New Town is just 20 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis in the popular and walkable 700-acre New Town at St. Charles* master-planned community. St. Louis is listed as one of the five up-and-coming tech spots, ranked second in rising cities for startups and is the third largest inland port system in the country, helping to create its diverse and growing economy. Residents at Promenade at New Town have convenient access to St Louis’ top employers, including 14 Fortune 1000 companies.

The JLL Capital Markets debt and equity team that represented Gold Block Ventures was led by Senior Director Kristian Lichtenfels and Director Lucas Borges.

“Because of its diverse and noncontiguous nature, our Promenade at New Town asset was not a fit for many of the plug-and-play multi-housing permanent debt options,” said Adam Goldberg, President/Principal of Gold Block Ventures. “JLL effectively navigated the diverse capital markets space to source competitive debt options with attractive terms and provided sound guidance through the somewhat complex transaction.”

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

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of March 31, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Gold Block Ventures

Gold Block Ventures is a Denver-based real estate investment and development firm that was founded in 2016 by Adam Goldberg and Jarrett Primm. Since then, GBV has executed roughly $200 million in multifamily real estate transactions in Colorado and throughout the Midwest.