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Northern New Jersey industrial development financed with $25M loan

JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged a $25 million construction loan for Bridge Point South Plainfield, an under construction, 189,059-square-foot, Class A warehouse and distribution facility in South Plainfield, New Jersey.  

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Bridge Industrial, to place the three-year, floating-rate, construction loan with Simmons Bank.

With an anticipated completion date in the fourth quarter of 2022, Bridge Point South Plainfield will be a best-in-class distribution center constructed to meet the needs of the market’s top distribution tenants. The one-building facility will offer a 36-foot clear height, 50 dock-high doors, two drive-in doors, office finish, 70 trailer parking stalls and 176 vehicle parking spaces. Additionally, the building’s highly functional design can accommodate single- or multi-tenant users.

Spanning 20.7 acres, the building site is at 602 New Market Ave. in South Plainfield, a suburban community 25 miles southwest of Manhattan with excellent access to regional highways and a deep labor pool. Bridge Point South Plainfield is within Middlesex County, which is the at the geographic center of the Boston/Washington Northeast corridor and has easy access to key transportation infrastructure, including the New Jersey Turnpike, Interstates 78 and 287 and Route 440, along with Newark Liberty International Airport and the Port of New York and New Jersey. Additionally, the property is proximate to an extensive freight rail system.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Directors Jon Mikula and Michael Klein and Vice President Michael Lachs.

“Given the continual demand for industrial space in New Jersey, submarkets within Middlesex County are providing opportunities to provide best-in-class last mile projects such as Bridge Point South Plainfield,” Mikula said.

“Lender interest in spec industrial development continues to remain strong, as the Northern and Central New Jersey Industrial market continues to see historically low vacancy rates, increased rental rates and an overall supply demand imbalance in the market,” Klein added.

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 sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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