JLL Arranges Preferred Equity Financing for Transit-Oriented Development in Salt Lake City Market

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JLL announced today that it has arranged preferred equity financing for the development of Upper West, a 207-unit, Class-A, transit-oriented, multi-housing property to be constructed adjacent to the TRAX light rail stop in the suburban Salt Lake City community of West Jordan, Utah.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Salt Lake City-based Boulder Ventures Development, Inc., to place the non-recourse financing with a private capital fund. The total project cost is $52 million.

Upper West will comprise four levels of residential space housing a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units over a parking structure. Planned community features include an outdoor pool, cabanas, spa, clubroom, outdoor bar and kitchen, fire pit and vegetable garden. Situated on 2.43 acres at 3283 West Jordan, the development will be part of the Jordan Valley master development, which includes 1,396 multi-housing units, 83,200 square feet of office space and nearly 35,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The property site is adjacent to the Jordan Valley Station TRAX stop and about 13 miles south of downtown Salt Lake City. Additionally, the site is surrounded by the Jordan Valley Medical Center, Salt Lake Community College Campus and the Jordan Valley Station high-density TOD development that will contain residential, retail, restaurant and commercial space.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Managing Director Mike White in JLL’s Denver office.

“The unbeatable TOD proximity, experienced sponsor and excellent product design for this market were balanced by a 30-day closing time frame involving coordination of four separate stakeholders,” White said. “This deal required such an extraordinary effort by everybody that one attorney was actually hospitalized mid-stream. Few capital sources could have pulled this off, and we were extremely pleased to have identified capital for our client that delivered as promised in just 30 days from first-look to funding!”

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About Boulder Ventures Development, Inc. Salt Lake City-based Boulder Ventures Development, Inc. (BVD) is a privately held real estate development company with a primary focus on mixed-use and transit-oriented properties, BVD has an integrated team of real estate specialists with various areas of expertise, including acquisition, entitlement, design, site planning, construction management, disposition, leasing, property and asset management. BVD has acquired, entitled, and developed millions of square feet of mixed-use developments since its inception in 2003. Visit for more information.

About JLL: JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 92,000 as of June 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit