JLL arranges $48M construction loan for luxury NJ development


JLL Capital Markets has arranged a $48 million construction
loan for the development of Phase III of Riverwalk, a luxury residential
community  in Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

Provident Bank and Investors Bank funded the three-year senior
loan while Billy Procida’s 100 Mile Fund provided the preferred equity
financing. Provident Bank and 100 Mile Fund jointly will provide capital to
construct 240 luxury rental units contained in two state-of-the-art residential
buildings overlooking the river and adjacent the existing riverwalk path, with covered

This next phase of development has already broken ground and
will begin leasing in 18-24 months.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Riverwalk III LLC. BF
Langan Consultants, River Drive Construction, and O’Neil Langan architects are
the developers. The JLL Capital Markets team was led by Senior Managing
Director Thomas Didio and Director Thomas E. Didio, Jr.

The development is the third phase of the Riverwalk master
planned community, which currently consists of 158 units within two four-story
buildings constructed in 2012 and 2014, as well as retail space, which
currently includes a nationally renowned daycare, a pediatric dental office and
other professional offices.

The new buildings will be comprised of one- and two-bedroom
luxury rental units, with lofts on the top floor of each building. All units
will feature stainless steel appliances, premium flooring, quartz and granite
countertops and other high-end finishes, with washers and dryers in each unit,
which will also have their own HVAC and air filtration systems

The newest phase of the project will include additional
community amenities, including a fitness center, outdoor pool and clubhouse,
business center for residents’ use and both indoor and outdoor lounge areas,
with river and courtyard views.

Additional luxury rentals and retail/commercial space have
been approved and will be constructed in the fourth and final phase of the
project, which will include even more covered parking and additional amenity

Located at 300 Riverfront Blvd is located just off of
Interstate 80, which allows access to the George Washington Bridge and New York

“This transaction highlights the continued success of the
Riverwalk master planned development,” stated Didio, Jr. “We are grateful to
Bernie Langan to have been a small part of all three phases of this
transformative project and look forward to seeing the build and lease-up of
Phase III.”

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