HFF Arranges $663M in Financing for Retail Properties in New York, New Jersey for Urban Edge Properties
NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY — HFF has arranged 16 financings totaling $663 million secured by 15 retail properties and one industrial property totaling 4.6 million square feet in New York and New Jersey. Scott Aiese, Jon Mikula and Mike Tepedino of HFF secured the 16 separate loans with two CMBS lenders, three life company lenders and one bank for the borrower, Urban Edge Properties. The loans include 14 fixed- and two floating-rate facilities with terms ranging from seven to 13 years. Loan proceeds will be used to pay off existing CMBS debt and create additional proceeds, while staggering and lengthening the duration of the borrower’s maturity schedule.
The portfolio comprises 98.1-percent-leased retail centers anchored by grocery stores, including ShopRite, Stop & Shop and Aldi; The Home Depot; Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse; Costco; BJ’s Wholesale Club and Walmart; and one multi-tenant warehouse property in East Hanover, N.J. The 16 properties are in dense submarkets with affluent demographics, including 15 located in New Jersey and one in New York.