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Lincoln Park’s First New Resi High-Rise in Years Lands Financing

JLL arranged financing for Elevate, a newly-built, 11-story luxury apartment building in Lincoln Park. An HFF legacy deal that closed prior to JLL’s acquisition, the transaction provided a long-term, fixed-rate Fannie Mae loan through Greystone to the developers, a joint venture between Baker Development Company and USAA Real Estate. Terms weren’t disclosed.

“Elevate is Lincoln Park’s first newly-built residential high-rise in more than 30 years,” said JLL’s Danny Kaufman, who represented the JV with Trent Niederberger. “Due to the scarcity of large developable parcels and an historically difficult approvals process, the barriers to entry in the submarket are high, which will help ensure the property’s competitive advantage well into the future.”

Built on the site of the former Lincoln Centre, the 191-unit Elevate was completed in 2018. It includes 16,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 20,000 square feet of amenity space.

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