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Penn-Florida Companies Secures $225 Million Construction Loan For Final Phase Of Via Mizner And The Residences At Mandarin Oriental

Staff report

Penn-Florida Companies recently announced a $225-million-dollar construction loan for The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton.

The closing completes the capitalization for the Via Mizner project.

The construction loan, originated by Madison Realty Capital (MRC) will be utilized to complete The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton, the third and final tower at Via Mizner, a 2,000,000-square-foot urban resort.

Construction of The Residences commenced several months ago and is scheduled to be completed in less than two years simultaneously with the new Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

“MRC is excited to have been selected as the construction lender for such a dynamic project. Penn-Florida’s vision for Via Mizner, and the company’s proven track record, aligns perfectly with our investment principals and culture,” said Josh Zegen, Managing Principal and Co-Founder of MRC. “A construction loan for a project of this scope and size required creativity to accommodate not only The Residences but the extensive amenity package.”

The financing was placed by Anthony Orso, President, of Newmark Capital Market Strategies, who specializes in large, complex project capitalization, with the assistance Bill Weber and Henry Stimler.

“I was introduced to the project and knew instantly this would be among the finest hotels and branded residential offerings in the country, and Penn-Florida and Madison would be excellent strategic partners,” Orso said.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton will offer a collection of 92 custom homes consisting of 288,000-square-feet, framed by breathtaking ocean and golf course views.

“Downtown Boca has come to life with the addition of Via Mizner,” said Mark A. Gensheimer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Penn-Florida. “Mandarin Oriental is in a class by itself when it comes to catering to the needs of its residents and guests. Pre-sale velocity for The Residences is tremendous as people have come to understand the investment potential as well as the unique lifestyle which includes a world class private Golf and City Club, Mandarin Oriental luxury and services, and a dynamic shopping and dining experience, all at your fingertips.”

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