JLL arranges $6 million refinancing for mixed-use property in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


BOSTON –  JLL Capital Markets announced that it arranged a $6 million refinancing for The Marketplace, a 55,100-square-foot mixed-use property offering essential retail, office, storage and hospitality uses in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Mugar Enterprises, Inc. to secure the five-year, fixed-rate loan through Bank of New Hampshire.

The Marketplace is a three-story property offering office, retail and storage space alongside the 12-key Marketplace Suites boutique hotel. Renovated in 2020, the building is designed to withstand hurricanes and is ADA compatible. Tenants at The Marketplace include Starfish Market, the largest of only three grocery stores on the island, Chelsea Drugstore, Firstbank and St. John Hardware.

Positioned on 2.01 acres at 4A Estate Enighed, the property is located within the heart of Cruz Bay, St. John’s main downtown area. The property benefits from the island’s strong tourism industry and is close to the ferry dock serving the island, the National Park Visitor’s Center and the start of many hiking trails, as well as numerous beaches, resorts, shops and restaurants.

The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team representing the borrower was led by Managing Director Anthony Cutone and Managing Director Amy Lousararian.