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RedSky’s Williamsburg Retail Lands $222M Financing

JLL’s capital markets team has arranged $221.8 million in bridge financing through JP Morgan for a portfolio of retail properties in Williamsburg. The three-year, interest-only loan was arranged on behalf of the owners, Brooklyn-based RedSky Capital and UK-listed investment fund JZ Capital Partners.

The JLL team included Jonathan Schwartz, Aaron Appel, Michael Diaz and Sean Baillie.

“This bridge loan will allow our client to refinance, acquire and fund capital improvements on this collection of well-located retail assets,” said Schwartz. “RedSky and JZ are experienced sponsors, which helped us achieve excellent terms on this loan.”

RedSky founder Ben Bernstein has just been honored with a 2018 Connect Media Next Generation Award.

The RedSky/JZ portfolio consists of 15 retail properties located on North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue, two of New York’s busiest retail corridors outside Manhattan. Four of the North 6th properties are being added to the portfolio through acquisition.

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