JLL Capital Markets arranges $49.7M in construction financing for 169-unit Highgate at Livingston

JLL Capital Markets arranged a $49.7 million construction loan for Highgate at Livingston, a 169-unit, midrise, Class A luxury apartment development located in Livingston.

In a Thursday announcement, JLL said it worked on behalf of the borrower, Continental Properties, to secure the floating-rate construction loan with Truist Bank.

The four-story Highgate at Livingston will offer 141 luxury market-rate units featuring well-designed one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury units. Units will feature designer kitchens with stainless steel appliances, 9- and 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets, in-unit washers/dryers, upgraded fixtures and numerous smart technologies.

Highgate’s interior will feature rich luxury amenities, including a hotel-style lobby with a multistory fireplace, an upscale clubroom, private dining, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a yoga studio, a coworking lounge and more. Outdoor amenities center around a lavish “lifestyle” courtyard with a resort-style pool, fire pits, outdoor kitchen, bar, outdoor TV lounge, dog run and more.

Highgate is located on Eisenhower Parkway, providing easy access to Interstates 280, 287 and 78, as well as Route 24 and commuter bus and rail service to Manhattan. Highgate is also located nearby Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, one of the region’s largest and most respected hospitals, with 597 beds and thousands of employees.

The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team was led by Senior Managing Director Michael Gigliotti, Managing Director Matthew Pizzolato, Vice President Michael Lachs and analyst Benjamin Morgenthal.

“In a challenging debt market, Truist saw the extraordinary combination of a best-in-class developer, a strong local market and the exceptional quality of the project. They delivered competitive loan terms meeting our client’s expectations,” Gigliotti said.

Pizzolato added: “Upon completion, Highgate at Livingston will be the highest quality luxury community in Livingston to date. The project will set a new bar for finishes and amenities for a discerning and underserved market. We are proud to play a role in bringing this important project to the market.”