Roseland Residential Receives $300M Construction Loan for 57-Story Apartment Building in Jersey City

The Charlotte, a 57-story apartment project in Jersey City, is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2021.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Roseland Residential Trust, a subsidiary of locally based REIT Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (NYSE: CLI), has received a $300 million loan for the construction of The Charlotte, a 57-story apartment tower on the fringe of New York City.

The Charlotte will be located at 25 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City and feature 750 Class A apartments, 37 of which will be earmarked for affordable housing. In addition, Roseland Residential will construct a 36,000-square-foot elementary school on the site that will be deeded over to Jersey City upon completion. The Charlotte will also feature approximately 16,500 square feet of retail space and a public plaza.

Michael Sherman and Irene Lu of CBRE’s Midtown Manhattan office arranged the financing through an undisclosed lender on behalf of Roseland Residential Trust. The nonrecourse loan was structured with a five-year term and a one-year extension option.

“The trophy quality of the asset, strength of sponsorship and prime location led to a highly competitive bid process for this loan at very attractive pricing,” says Sherman. “The project is a testament to the continuing growth of Jersey City, as evidenced by the strong partnership between the developer and the municipality.”

Construction of the project is underway and is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2021.

Mack-Cali’s stock price opened at $21.30 per share on Monday, Nov. 18, relatively unchanged from its price of $21.07 per share a year ago.

­— Taylor Williams

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