JLL Secures $56 Million Construction Financing a Five-Story Retail and Office Building in Boston’s Back Bay

149 Newbury Street (Credit - Nelson Worldwide)

BOSTON – JLL Capital Markets announced that it has arranged $56 million in construction financing for the development of 149 Newbury Street., a fully-approved, 43,500-square-foot retail and office development in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

Working on behalf of the borrower, L3 Capital, JLL placed the three-year loan with Bank of New England and Needham Bank.

149 Newbury Street will be a ground-up development of a five-story building housing approximately 16,000 square feet of retail and 27,500 square feet of office space. The project is set to break ground in February with delivery anticipated in Q2 2023.

The property is positioned in the heart of Back Bay at the intersection of Newbury Street and Dartmouth Street. This places the property within walking distance of all of the nearby amenities in the Back Bay, Fenway and Downtown neighborhoods, including high-end retail shops, restaurants and numerous hotels as well as the Hynes Convention Center, Copley Place, Prudential Center and the Boston Common and Public Gardens. 149 Newbury Street is easily accessible to Boston’s MBTA subway system and is just a few blocks from the entrance to Interstate 90 with connections to Interstate 93.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Director Jonathan Schneider and Associate Michael Morretta. Managing Directors Patrick Nugent and Bryan Sparkes from JLL’s Brokerage group will lead the office leasing activities.

“The combination of topflight ownership, exceptional location and the draw of new state-of-the-art construction will undoubtedly make this project a huge success,” Schneider said.