MRC Loan Funds Site Acquisition and Construction of Three Large, Shovel Ready Transit-Oriented Projects Located in Three New Jersey Communities
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Madison Realty Capital (MRC) closed a $258 million loan facility for an 1161-unit multifamily development portfolio owned by Jack Klugmann’s Accurate Builders and Developers of New Jersey. The portfolio consists of three large-scale, shovel ready development sites located within walking distance of rail transit stations in three New Jersey communities, including Bayonne, Raritan, and a third town that is currently undisclosed. The MRC financing will be used to complete site acquisitions and for construction of all three developments. Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital arranged the deal.
“MRC thrives on large, complex transactions like this portfolio and we’re excited to be involved,” said Josh Zegen, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of MRC. “We’re financing three major transit-oriented development sites located in different towns, so clearly there are many moving parts, but our experienced team makes complicated deals easy for the borrower and allows them to focus on their core expertise of building. These are prime sites in communities with strong apartment demand based on demographics and transportation connections, and we believe they have great prospects for success.”
Harbor Station South, the Bayonne development, is located at the intersection of Goldsborough Drive and Port Terminal Boulevard in Bayonne, NJ and will consist of 651 units spread over two buildings. The project is situated in a prime area of Bayonne, steps away from the 34th Street Station of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system, which provides easy connections to New York City, Jersey City, Hoboken, and many other destinations. Additional pedestrian connections to the Light Rail station have been planned. Harbor Station South is also close to the Bayonne Golf Club; South Cove Commons, a retail center with a movie theatre; several grocery stores; and a recently announced new Costco location. Additionally, a ferry station is being planned in the immediate vicinity with service to Manhattan and Staten Island. First-class amenities are planned for Harbor Station South, including a rooftop pool overlooking the Hudson River and Bayonne Golf Club, concierge service, a pet center, and a bike storage room.
The Raritan apartments are to be sited on the block surrounded by First Avenue, Third Street, Second Avenue, and the NJ Transit rail bed in Raritan, NJ. The project will offer 276 units, including 20 affordable apartments, ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Residents will enjoy an array of amenities, including a bike-sharing program, virtual yoga studio, and a community room. With the New Jersey Transit Raritan Station a short walk away, The Raritanwill provide residents with a simple commute to New York City, Newark, and Jersey City. Raritan is bustling with business, housing Johnson & Johnson’s corporate headquarters and LabCorp’s primary Northeast facility.
About Madison Realty Capital (MRC)
MRC is a New York-based real estate investment firm that pursues real estate equity and debt investments in the middle market. Founded in 2004, MRC has invested in approximately $8.0 billion of transactions in the multifamily, retail, office, industrial and hotel sectors.
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