MESA, AZ - Toll Brothers the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, through its Toll Brothers Apartment Living rental division, and real estate investment firm Canyon Partners Real Estate, have announced the formation of a new joint venture to develop Navona, a garden-style, 400-unit luxury multifamily rental community in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Arizona. The joint venture has secured a $78 million construction loan from Bank OZK. The equity and debt were arranged by Toll Brothers’ in-house Finance Department. Toll Brothers Apartment Living will manage the development of Navona.
Navona is adjacent to the SR-24 expansion in Mesa, one of the fastest growing submarkets in the Phoenix metro area providing convenient access to main employment corridors. Recent expansions to the area include Intel’s Chandler Campus, bringing an estimated 18,000 jobs to the local community. Meta, Amazon, and Apple have also grown their presence in Phoenix, bringing additional job opportunities to the surrounding areas. The community is also well-positioned to benefit from the 400-acre Phoenix Mesa Gateway terminal expansion which includes SkyBridge Arizona.
The garden-style community will offer 400 rental apartments with various floor plan styles across a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments as well as over 800 parking spaces. The apartment units will feature high-end luxury finishes and a best-in-class amenity package, including pickleball courts, a clubhouse, expansive outdoor space, and an entertainment pavilion with a resort-style pool.
John McCullough, President of Toll Brothers Apartment Living, said, “Navona represents Toll Brothers’ sixth multifamily community development in Arizona, and we look forward to another successful project in the fast-growing Phoenix submarket of Mesa.”
Fred Cooper, Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations for Toll Brothers, said, “We are thrilled to once again be working with Canyon Partners as our joint venture partner. This is our fourth joint venture with Canyon in projects with total capitalization of nearly $500 million across a variety of markets. It also represents another exciting project that Bank OZK is financing for Toll Brothers-led joint ventures across our condo and rental platforms, and we appreciate their continued partnership.”
Canyon has been an active provider of debt and equity in multifamily and continues to invest in real estate projects in primary and secondary markets across the United States. Since its inception, Canyon has invested approximately $2.7 billion in debt and equity to capitalize ~$13.0 billion of total projects across multifamily investments.
“Bank OZK is pleased to provide construction financing to Toll Brothers and its joint venture partners on another highly desirable project,” said Jason Choulochas, Managing Director, Originations at Bank OZK. “Navona offers an unmatched residential living experience that blends outstanding design, contemporary conveniences, and a vibrant sense of community.”