HFF Arranges $65.44 Million in Capital for Maryland Opportunity Zone Multi-Housing Development

WASHINGTON, DC – Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces it has arranged construction financing and joint venture equity totaling $65.44 million for the development of The Stella, a 282-unit, transit-oriented multi-housing community located within a designated opportunity zone in New Carrollton, Maryland.

HFF worked on behalf of the developer, Urban Atlantic, to secure a $46.56 million construction loan through TD Bank and $18.88 million in joint venture equity from Bridge Investment Group.

The Stella is located at 3950 Garden City Drive at the New Carrollton Metro Station, which is the terminus of the Orange and Purple lines.  Less than five miles outside of Washington, D.C., the opportunity zone project is the second phase of Urban Atlantic’s 34-acre, 2.3 million-square-foot New Carrollton Metro redevelopment and will serve as the first multi-housing asset within the master plan.  The Stella, which sits on a ground lease, will feature a podium-style design with 282 studio through three-bedroom floor plans totaling 218,692 rentable square feet along with 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail.  Units will offer high-end amenities, including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, plank flooring, walk-in closets, nine-foot ceilings and in-unit washers and dryers.  Community amenities will include a swimming pool, common outdoor terraces, club room, game room, fitness center, co-working space, private entertaining room and terrace, coffee bar and dog wash station.  The project is due for completion in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The HFF debt and equity placement team representing the developer included Walter Coker, Brian Crivella, Jamie Leachman and Evan Parker.

“The Stella represents one of the marquee developments in the region,” Leachman said.  “The site is located within an opportunity zone and adjacent to the New Carrollton metro station.  These factors, coupled with the involvement of a premier developer like Urban Atlantic, drew a tremendous amount of interest from institutional groups looking to capitalize on the new tax laws.”

“We are proud to be a part of the Urban Atlantic's commitment to provide new high-end housing for Maryland's citizens,” said John Howell, vice president for TD Bank.  “This project will help address the critical need for transit-oriented housing in close proximity to Washington, D.C.  TD’s investment in making a positive impact is a part of what makes TD Bank different.” 

About Urban Atlantic: Strategically focused on building value in emerging markets since 1998, Urban Atlantic is a community-minded, innovative real estate development and investment company.  Urban identifies investment, acquisition and development opportunities in untapped and emerging urban and suburban markets, collaborating with government, private partners and the communities in which it works.  Urban Atlantic’s portfolio of mixed use and mixed income projects drives economic development and fosters inclusive community involvement.  For more information, visit urban-atlantic.com

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank: TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than nine million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida.  In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance.  TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America.  The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD".

About Bridge Investment Group: Bridge Investment Group is a privately held real estate investment management firm with $13.5 billion in assets under management.  Bridge combines its 1,200-person, nationwide operating platform with specialized teams of investment professionals focused on select U.S. real estate verticals, which Bridge believes offer above-market opportunity: multifamily, office, seniors housing, affordable housing and debt strategies.

About HFF: HFF and its affiliates operate out of 26 offices and are a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the global commercial real estate industry.  HFF, together with its affiliates, offers clients a fully integrated capital markets platform including debt placement, investment advisory, equity placement, funds marketing, M&A and corporate advisory, loan sales and loan servicing.  HFF, HFF Real Estate Limited, HFF Securities L.P. and HFF Securities Limited are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF).  For more information, please visit hfflp.com or follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.

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