Chicago Real Estate Investors Borrow $145 Million for South Loop Property

According to, the owners of one Chicago business recently took out a hefty loan – $145 million to be exact.

The borrowers are Chicago-based McCaffery Interests Inc., and Los Angeles’s Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds, the owners of The Roosevelt Collection, a large South Loop property that is home to apartments and retail space. The due bought the building from Centrum Properties in a short sale last year.

Chicago Real Estate Investors Borrow $145 Million for South Loop PropertyAccording to the article, while the apartment units are mostly leased, the owners have struggled to find retail tenants. The only current retail tenant is a movie theater. Although a spokesperson for McCaffery has stated that the retail units are around 50% leased, he said that the future tenants will not be announced until the property is around 75% rented.

The loan in question will be used to pay down some of the equity on the $160 Chicago project, and will also finance some improvements to the building, including a new escalator and the formation of an attractive plaza.

John Brayshaw of Prime Finance calls the property “a terrific asset.” Other similar projects are also in the works, including a building housing over 450 apartments as well as 200,000 square feet of retail space, being developed by Chicago’s Bond Cos.

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