Capital One Provides $68M Loan for Office Redevelopment Project in Wilmington
WILMINGTON, DEL. — Capital One has provided a $68 million loan for the redevelopment of a portion of the former office campus of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Delaware. The borrower, Brandywine Investment Group II, acquired the site in 2017 in a sale-leaseback deal and will use the new proceeds to fund construction of a 1,373-space parking garage, as well as to fund tenant improvements and leasing commissions. The loan, which features a five-year term and an adjustable interest rate, also provides working capital for pre-development costs for the remainder of the project. Current plans for the new project, known as Avenue North, call for about 350 apartments, 150,000 square feet of retail space, 100,000 square feet of office space and a 200-room hotel. Jeff Wallace of Capital One originated the transaction on behalf of Brandywine Investment Group II, an affiliate of local developer Delle Donne & Associates.