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JLL Arranges Construction Loan for River North Multifamily 

JLL Capital Markets arranged a $59.8-million construction financing for 741 North Wells, a shovel-ready, 21-story, 168-unit, Class A multifamily project with 3,580 square feet of retail in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Senior director Christopher Knight, director Mary Dooley and associate Medina Spiodic represented the borrower, Vista Property, to secure the four-year, floating-rate construction loan through Huntington National Bank. 

With completion anticipated in the first quarter of 2024, 741 North Wells will feature units with an average size of 740 square feet. Community amenities will include bike storage, a coworking lounge, a rooftop pool and sundeck and a state-of-the-art fitness center. 

“This project, which has been meticulously and thoughtfully designed by Vista, will be a wonderful addition to the vibrant River North community,” said Knight. “The terrific response from the capital markets is also a testament to the strong multifamily fundamentals in Chicago.” 


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