HFF Arranges $32.5M Financing for Apartment Property in Jersey City, N.J.

by Haisten Willis

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — HFF has arranged $32.5 million in financing for the development of a 163-unit apartment property in Jersey City. HFF worked on behalf of the developer, a joint venture between The Hampshire Cos., Claremont Cos. and Circle Squared Alternative Investments to secure the construction loan through M&T Bank. The project is part of the New Jersey City University (NJCU) west campus master plan, also known as University Place.  Situated three blocks from NJCU’s main campus, university place will encompass 22 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of retail, 110,000 square feet of education space and a 425-bed student housing community. The development will be the first phase of University Place’s market-rate unit component, which will total 600 units at full build out. The project will feature a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units along with more than 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 177 parking spaces. Jon Mikula and Michael Klein led the HFF debt placement team representing the borrower.

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