JV Secures $102 Million Construction Loan to Develop Carraway in Harrison, NY
Horsham, PA, Jan. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL) (www.TollBrothers.com), the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, through its Toll Brothers Apartment Living® rental subsidiary, and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, have announced the formation of a new joint venture to develop Carraway, a 421-unit luxury apartment community in Harrison, New York. The joint venture partnership has secured a $102 million construction loan facility evenly split among Wells Fargo, National Association, serving as administrative agent, and Capital One. The total project cost is approximately $157 million. The debt and equity financing were arranged by Toll Brothers’ in-house Finance Department.
Toll Brothers Apartment Living will manage the development, marketing, leasing and property management of Carraway.
Carraway is located on a 10.3-acre parcel within a mixed-use community along Westchester’s “Platinum Mile”, home to MasterCard’s world headquarters, PepsiCo, Atlas Air, Morgan Stanley and other major firms. The site is directly adjacent to the Westchester Lifetime Fitness Health Club, and the future site of Wegmans’ Harrison, NY store. The site offers excellent transportation options. It is located within 10 minutes of three Metro-North rail stations, and provides easy highway access to I-287 and I-684. Redevelopment initiatives along the Platinum Mile have transformed Harrison’s mixed-use district, spurring the development of new residential, retail, office, and entertainment projects.
Carraway is slated to have ground floor retail and an in-building parking garage. Amenities will include a club room, fitness center, kid’s playroom, pet spa, bike lounge, craft room, co-working lounge and pool. Leasing and first move-ins are projected for late 2019.
“We are excited to be a part of the redevelopment activity occurring in Westchester County,” said Charles Elliott, President, Toll Brothers Apartment Living. “Carraway will raise the caliber of luxury residential offerings in the region and complement the other mixed-use development in the vicinity, creating a new vibrant destination for the area.”
Fred Cooper, Toll Brothers’ Senior Vice President for Finance, International Development and Investor Relations, stated: “We are pleased with the strong team of debt and equity providers that have come together to develop Carraway. This is our first joint venture with JP Morgan Asset Management and represents another dimension to our multi-faceted relationship with JP Morgan. Wells Fargo and Capital One are banks with whom we have had long relationships financing urban and suburban rental and student housing projects, as well as high-rise for-sale condo projects and our corporate credit facilities.”
Please visit www.TollBrothersApartmentLiving.com for future updates and information regarding the community.
ABOUT TOLL BROTHERS
Toll Brothers, Inc., A FORTUNE 500 Company, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. The Company began business over fifty years ago in 1967 and became a public company in 1986. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TOL.” The Company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and second-home buyers, as well as urban and suburban renters. It operates in 20 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (Toll Brothers Apartment Living), Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, as well as in the District of Columbia.
Toll Brothers builds an array of luxury residential single-family detached, attached home, master planned resort-style golf, and urban low-, mid-, and high-rise communities, principally on land it develops and improves. The Company acquires and develops rental apartment and commercial properties through Toll Brothers Apartment Living, Toll Brothers Campus Living, and the affiliated Toll Brothers Realty Trust, and develops urban low-, mid-, and high-rise for-sale condominiums through Toll Brothers City Living. The Company operates its own architectural, engineering, mortgage, title, land development and land sale, golf course development and management, and landscape subsidiaries. Toll Brothers also operates its own security company, TBI Smart Home Solutions, which also provides homeowners with home automation and technology options. The Company also operates its own lumber distribution, house component assembly, and manufacturing operations. Through its Gibraltar Real Estate Capital joint venture, the Company provides builders and developers with land banking, non-recourse debt and equity capital.
In 2018, Toll Brothers was named World’s Most Admired Home Building Company in Fortune magazine’s survey of the World’s Most Admired Companies, the fourth year in a row it has been so honored. Toll Brothers was named 2014 Builder of the Year by Builder magazine and is honored to have been awarded Builder of the Year in 2012 by Professional Builder magazine, making it the first two-time recipient. Toll Brothers proudly supports the communities in which it builds; among other philanthropic pursuits, the Company sponsors the Toll Brothers Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing opera to neighborhoods throughout the world. For more information, visit www.tollbrothers.com.
ABOUT TOLL BROTHERS APARTMENT LIVING®
Toll Brothers Apartment Living is the apartment development division of Toll Brothers, Inc. (TOL), an award-winning Fortune 500 company and the nation’s premier builder of luxury homes. Toll Brothers Apartment Living is bringing the same quality, value, and service familiar to luxury home buyers throughout the country to upscale rental communities in select markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, DC. Toll Brothers Apartment Living communities combine the energy of vibrant locations with unparalleled amenities, resident services, design, and the expertise of the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes. For more information visit TollBrothersApartmentLiving.com
ABOUT J.P. MORGAN GLOBAL ALTERNATIVES
J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives is the alternative investment arm of J.P. Morgan Asset Management. With more than $135 billion in assets under management and over 800 professionals (as of September 30, 2018), we offer strategies across the alternative investment spectrum including real estate, private equity and credit, infrastructure, transportation, liquid alternatives, and hedge funds. Operating from 23 offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, our independent alternative investment engines combine specialist knowledge and singular focus with the global reach, vast resources and powerful infrastructure of J.P. Morgan to help meet each client’s specific objectives. For more information: www.jpmorganassetmanagement.com
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