HFF Arranges $30.5M Refinancing for Chicago’s Kinzie Hotel

by Kristin Harlow

CHICAGO — HFF has arranged a $30.5 million loan for the refinancing of Kinzie Hotel, a 215-room boutique hotel in Chicago’s River North. Constructed in 2003 as an Amalfi Hotel, the property was renovated and transformed into the Kinzie Hotel in 2014. The hotel, which occupies the first six floors of a 385,000-square-foot Class A office building, has its own lobby entrance and elevators on the first floor. Other hotel features include a lounge, fitness center and 2,300 square feet of meeting space. Danny Kaufman, Jeff Bucaro and Nicole Aguiar of HFF arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between Bixby Bridge Capital LLC and Urbana Holdings LLC. Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group Inc. provided the three-year, floating-rate loan. Proceeds from the loan were used to refinance the existing mortgage in conjunction with installing Urbana Varro as the new hotel management company.

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