Walker & Dunlop Arranges $51.7M in Construction Financing Apartment Project Near Jacksonville

by Camren Skelton

ST. JOHN, FLA. — Walker & Dunlop has arranged $51.7 million in construction financing for Beachwalk Apartments, a planned multifamily community in St. John, located roughly 25 miles south of Jacksonville. The 348-unit community is located within the Beachwalk master-planned development. BB&T provided $34.8 million in senior financing for Beachwalk Apartments, and Equity Resources LLC provided $16.9 million in joint venture equity financing. Kevin O’Grady, Daniel Sheehan and Eric McGlynn of Walker & Dunlop arranged the transaction on behalf of the developer, Falcone Associates LLC. Once complete, Beachwalk Apartments will feature a clubroom, fitness center, pool, athletic courts and a playground. At full build-out, the Beachwalk master-planned community will feature a 14-acre Crystal Lagoon with 1,000 feet of beachfront, a private beach club and a 175,000-square-foot retail village along the shore; 750 for-sale residential units; 825,000 square feet of retail and commercial space; 360,000 square feet of office space; 1.5 million square feet of industrial space; and a high school. Art Falcone’s Encore Capital Management is the master developer of Beachwalk.

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