$34.7 million financing arranged for Tacoma multihousing development

JLL Capital Markets secured the construction financing for the 199-unit Cornus House in downtown Tacoma, Washington.

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Cornus House
JLL arranged the $34.8 million construction financing for Cornus House, a 199-unit, mid-rise multihousing development located in Tacoma, Washington.

JLL Capital Markets announced that it has arranged the $34.8 million construction financing for Cornus House, a 199-unit, mid-rise multihousing development located in downtown Tacoma, Washington.

JLL represented the developer, Arboreal Investments, to secure the senior construction loan with a national bank, along with an investment from a market-leading Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing provider.

Upon completion, Cornus House will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom units with stainless steel appliances, vinyl wood plank flooring, modern cabinetry, quartz countertops and undermount sinks. The market-leading unit finishes will be complimented by an outstanding community amenity package, including a rooftop deck with Puget Sound views, a 24-hour fitness center and a nature-infused courtyard.

Situated at 2502 Pacific Ave., the property allows residents access to prominent employment opportunities at the Port of Tacoma, the Kent Valley industrial corridor, Joint Base Lewis McChord and the expanding technology and healthcare hub within downtown. Cornus House offers easy transit with Tacoma Dome Park and Ride Station, South 25th Light Rail Station, Highway 705 and I-5 all less than two minutes from the site. Additionally, the community is near entertainment and recreational activities, such as the Tacoma Dome, Tacoma Mall, Emerald Queen Casino, Chambers Bay and Point Defiance Park.

“Cornus House is another great example of our client’s continued commitment to providing much-needed affordable housing to the Puget Sound region,” said Eichmeier. “The Tacoma multi-housing market has been one of the fastest growing submarkets on the West Coast with nearly 30 percent market rent growth over the past 24 months, coupled with current vacancy rates of less than 5 percent. The development will also be utilizing the newly approved PACE program from Pierce County, a program built around incentivizing energy efficient development and investment. Congratulations to all parties involved on this significant team effort.”

The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team was led by Director Kaden Eichmeier and Analyst Jake Davidson.

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 and sales 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.