JLL Secures Construction Financing for Publix-Anchored Center Near Fort Myers, Florida

by Katie Sloan

Babcock Ranch, Fla. — JLL Capital Markets has secured construction financing for the development of Crescent B Commons, an 82,640-square-foot, Publix-anchored neighborhood shopping center in Babcock Ranch, a new town situated northeast of Fort Myers. Tarik Bateh and Jennifer Swanson of JLL arranged the loan through Ameris Bank on behalf of the developer, Kitson & Partners. Construction on the center began in August 2020 and is slated for completion in summer 2021. The Publix is set to open shortly after. Crescent B Commons will be located in the front of Babcock Ranch, a Kitson & Partners’ planned community that is self-described as the United States’ first solar-powered town. 

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