HFF Arranges $103.3 Million in Construction Financing for Mixed-Use, Student Housing Project in Downtown Orlando

by Katie Sloan

Orlando, Fla. — HFF has arranged $103.3 million in financing for the development of a mixed-use, student housing development in downtown Orlando.

The project is part of the University of Central Florida (UCF)/Valencia Downtown Campus at Creative Village. The Creative Village project is a redevelopment of the former Amway Arena site into a 68-acres mixed-use, transit-oriented community. Michael Weinberg, Brian Kelly and Mike Higgins of HFF arranged the financing on behalf of the project’s co-developers, DEVEN – Development Ventures Group Inc. and Ustler Development Inc. The financing included a $68.1 million construction loan from PCCP LLC, $29.9 million in joint venture equity from Halstatt Real Estate Partners and $5.3 million in sponsor equity contributed by the co-developers.

The 15-story building will include 600 student housing beds, 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, 600 parking spaces and 102,500 square feet of space that is long-term leased to UCF and Valencia College for education and education support services. The project is slated for completion in August 2019 and will coincide with the opening of the UCF/Valencia Downtown Campus at Creative Village.

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