Saturday, July 6, 2019

HFF secures $31.3 million financing for Seattle mixed-use development

 Pivot, a mixed-use residential, office and retail property in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces it has secured $31.3 million in construction financing for the development of Pivot, a mixed-use residential, office and retail property in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Brandon Roth
HFF worked on behalf of the developer, Vibrant Cities, to place the five-year, floating-rate construction loan with H.I.G. Realty Partners. 

The sponsor acquired the development site in August 2016 with a vision to capitalize on the rapidly growing Seattle market and proximity to globally recognized employment hubs. 

The project will replace an existing parking lot with a pedestrian-inspired development along the highly coveted Pike/Pine corridor and will feature a mix of 71 apartment units above a sub-grade parking garage.

The project will also feature small-scale, street-level retail, contributing to the neighborhood’s pedestrian-friendly character in addition to an 11,000 square foot office concept, which will add daytime use, much desired by the community.

Zack Goodwin

The HFF debt placement team, representing the developer, was led by senior director Brandon Roth and director Zack Goodwin.

“Building on the momentum they created with the record sale of The Cove in Capitol Hill, Vibrant Cities has developed another thoughtfully designed property that will be well-received by the community,” Roth said.


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HFF arranges $65 million in capital for Maryland opportunity zone multi-housing development

The Stella, a 282-unit, transit-oriented multi-housing community located at 3950 Garden City Drive at the New Carrollton, MD Metro Station within a designated opportunity zone

 WASHINGTON, DC –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces it has arranged construction financing and joint venture equity totaling $65.44 million for the development of The Stella, a 282-unit, transit-oriented multi-housing community located within a designated opportunity zone in New Carrollton, Maryland.

Walter Coker
HFF worked on behalf of the developer, Urban Atlantic, to secure a $46.56 million construction loan through TD Bank and $18.88 million in joint venture equity from Bridge Investment Group.

The Stella is located at 3950 Garden City Drive at the New Carrollton Metro Station, which is the terminus of the Orange and Purple lines. 

Less than five miles outside of Washington, D.C., the opportunity zone project is the second phase of Urban Atlantic’s 34-acre, 2.3 million-square-foot New Carrollton Metro redevelopment and will serve as the first multi-housing asset within the master plan. 

The Stella, which sits on a ground lease, will feature a podium-style design with 282 studio through three-bedroom floor plans totaling 218,692 rentable square feet along with 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. 

Units will offer high-end amenities, including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, plank flooring, walk-in closets, nine-foot ceilings and in-unit washers and dryers. 

Brian Crivella
Community amenities will include a swimming pool, common outdoor terraces, club room, game room, fitness center, co-working space, private entertaining room and terrace, coffee bar and dog wash station.  

The project is due for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The HFF debt and equity placement team representing the developer included Walter Coker, Brian Crivella, Jamie Leachman and Evan Parker.

“The Stella represents one of the marquee developments in the region,” Leachman said.  “The site is located within an opportunity zone and adjacent to the New Carrollton metro station. 

"These factors, coupled with the involvement of a premier developer like Urban Atlantic, drew a tremendous amount of interest from institutional groups looking to capitalize on the new tax laws.”

“We are proud to be a part of the Urban Atlantic's commitment to provide new high-end housing for Maryland's citizens,” said John Howell, vice president for TD Bank. 

“This project will help address the critical need for transit-oriented housing in close proximity to Washington, D.C.  TD’s investment in making a positive impact is a part of what makes TD Bank different.” 

Jamie Leachman
About Urban Atlantic

Strategically focused on building value in emerging markets since 1998, Urban Atlantic is a community-minded, innovative real estate development and investment company. 

 Urban identifies investment, acquisition and development opportunities in untapped and emerging urban and suburban markets, collaborating with government, private partners and the communities in which it works. 

Urban Atlantic’s portfolio of mixed use and mixed income projects drives economic development and fosters inclusive community involvement.  For more information, visit

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than nine million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. 

Evan Parker
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John Howell
About Bridge Investment Group

Bridge Investment Group is a privately held real estate investment management firm with $13.5 billion in assets under management. 

Bridge combines its 1,200-person, nationwide operating platform with specialized teams of investment professionals focused on select U.S. real estate verticals, which Bridge believes offer above-market opportunity: multifamily, office, seniors housing, affordable housing and debt strategies.


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HFF secures $10.8 million financing for Maplewood Apartments in Louisville, KY

Kristian Lichtenfels
DENVER, CO –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces it has secured $10.8 million in acquisition financing for Maplewood Apartments, a 292-unit multi-housing community in Louisville, Kentucky.

HFF worked exclusively on behalf of Vazza Real Estate Group (Vazza) to secure the five-year, fixed-rate loan through a national CMBS lender. 

 The loan provided two years of interest-only, followed by a 30-year amortization schedule.  Vazza plans to invest additional capital into exterior and interior unit upgrades. 

Maplewood Apartments is located in the West Buechel neighborhood, approximately 12 miles southeast of downtown Louisville and eight miles east of the Louisville International Airport.   

 The property is located just a few minutes from major retail centers, employment hubs and highway arteries for ease of access.  Units include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans within varying building configurations, inclusive of 44 townhomes. The property is spread across approximately 13 acres.

Stephen F. Vazza
The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower consisted of senior director Kristian Lichtenfels.

“This deal checked a lot of boxes for us,” said Stephen F. Vazza, president of Vazza Real Estate Group. “In addition to having great highway access, the property is less than two miles from 2.4 million square feet of retail anchored by Walmart Supercenter and within three miles of major employers, including UPS, Fort Knox, Ford Motor Company, Humana, Norton Kindred and Yum Brands.”

About Vazza Real Estate Group

Founded in 1965, the Vazza Real Estate Group is a full-service real estate company based in Boston, Massachusetts.  Vazza has developed and operated millions of square feet of commercial real estate and thousands of residential units.


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