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Lendlease JV Secures $360M Construction Loan for Brooklyn High-Rise

Global real estate and investment management group Lendlease and joint venture partner Aware Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, closed on a $360-million construction loan for the development of 1 Java St. in New York. The 36-story, 834-apartment multifamily development will rise along the Greenpoint waterfront in Brooklyn. 

Lendlease arranged a four-bank syndicate consisting of new and existing relationship lenders. A JLL Capital Markets team of senior managing director Christopher Peck, director Alex Staikos, associate Phil Cadorette and analyst Joy Dracos represented the JV in obtaining the floating-rate loan. 

“This financing is proof that experienced, creditworthy sponsors can secure debt financing even in uncertain market conditions,” said Ben Byrne, portfolio manager, Lendlease.    

Approximately 30% of the apartments at 1 Java St. will be set aside as affordable housing under the Affordable New York Housing Program. The project is slated for completion in 2026. 

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