JLL Capital Markets announced that it has completed the $53 million sale of BELA, a newly developed, 104-unit, luxury apartment community located within a qualified opportunity zone in Jersey City’s rapidly expanding Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood.
JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a partnership between Alpine Development, Fields Development Group and Grade Development Company. Golden Glades Capital Management purchased the asset free and clear of existing financing.
BELA is situated one block from Liberty State Park’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station and less than one mile from Interstate 78, which provides accessibility to the Hudson Waterfront, lower Manhattan and the greater New York MSA. Completed in 2019, the eight-story property features best-in-class construction and unit design, offering a diverse mix of spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments averaging 982 square feet. Units feature Caesarstone countertops, oversized wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, island kitchens, full-size washers and dryers and large closets. Community amenities include rooftop views of the Manhattan and Jersey City skylines, a fitness center, yoga studio, grilling stations, outdoor lounge, club room and furnished suites for guests. BELA also offers onsite parking and bike storage via its first-floor garage and approximately 2,600 square feet of ground-level retail.
The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller included Jose Cruz, Michael Oliver, Kevin O’Hearn, Steve Simonelli and J.B. Bruno.
“The Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City was well received by the investment community and this property in particular had a strong following with the private buyers,” Cruz said.
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.