HFF Arranges $23.4M Refinancing for Industrial Property in Northern New Jersey
CLIFTON, N.J. — Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has arranged a $23.35 million loan for a partnership between Tulfra Real Estate and The Hampshire Companies to refinance a 204,000-square-foot industrial building. The 10-year, fixed-rate loan with Citizens Bank will be used to refinance the existing construction financing on the property, which is located at 65 South Industrial Street in the Passaic County community of Clifton. Situated on 11 acres, the property is located just off Route 3, less than two miles from the Garden State Parkway and seven miles from the New Jersey Turnpike.
The industrial building recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that included raising the roof to provide a 27-foot ceiling height, new exterior skin, adding six new loading docks (for a total of 24), refinishing the warehouse floors, installing new lighting and sprinklers, adding new mechanical and electrical systems and fitting out 28,000 square feet of office space. The speculative redevelopment project is now fully leased to Damascus Bakeries, which will use the building as a second manufacturing facility and its corporate headquarters. Damascus will lease its space for a 15-year term and will also take a 50-percent ownership interest in the borrower entity. The HFF team included Jon Mikula and Michael Klein.