JLL Arranges Construction Financing for $115M Mixed-Use Project in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

by Kristin Harlow

CHICAGO — JLL Capital Markets has arranged construction financing for The Draper at 5050 N. Broadway, a mixed-use development in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The project involves the conversion of a former 400,000-square-foot office building into 342 residential units. The developer, CEDARst Cos., raised $41 million of project equity. Urbanite Capital provided a $13 million structured loan and Bank of the Ozarks provided a $61 million construction loan. Chuck Johanns and Dave Hendrickson of JLL arranged the financing. The recent closing enables CEDARst to complete Phase I of a planned two-phase development. Total project costs for the development of Phase I are estimated at $115 million. A timeline for completion was not disclosed.

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