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Waco’s Riverfront Lofts Lands Construction Debt

A JLL Capital Markets team led by Jeremy Sain arranged construction financing for The Riverfront Lofts, a 266-unit, Class A multi-housing project in Waco. It will be the first phase of The Riverfront mixed-use waterfront district in Waco’s downtown.

JLL worked on behalf of Catalyst Urban Development to secure the floating-rate construction loan that was provided by First United Bank. Terms of the financing were not disclosed.

This development is the result of a collaborative multi-year effort leading to a public/private partnership with the City of Waco. It will include a new public park, farmers market venue, interactive streetscapes and destination venues.

The Riverfront Lofts will be constructed on a 6.37-acre site along S. University Parks Drive, just west of Interstate 35 and within walking distance to the Baylor University campus and Waco’s largest attraction, Magnolia Market at the Silos.

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