The joint venture with Tarragon, a mixed-use developer with afocus on for-rent and for-sale multifamily housing, adds 7,433multifamily units to Northland's portfolio, bringing its totalnumber of multifamily units to more than 21,000. The 83 propertiesare located in a dozen states, with concentrations in Florida,Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee andArizona.


Northland will hold a 77.5% controlling interest in the JV,called Northland Properties LLC, and Tarragon will hold a 22.5%interest. The JV also creates a new management company to provideproperty, asset and construction management services to theportfolio. The management entity, Northland Properties ManagementLLC, will be headquartered here, with satellite offices in Hartfordand in Florida. Northland will direct the JV's investment decisionsand oversee management of the portfolio.


Steven Rosenthal, CEO of Northland Investment Corp. says in aprepared statement that the JV "increases our access to capital,strengthens our position in several key markets, including Floridaand Connecticut, and will provide significant growth and value addopportunities." He further notes that the company anticipates usingthis platform to further advance growth plans.


Northland has also agreed to provide Tarragon with a $50 millionloan commitment. If drawn by Tarragon, the loan would be a seniorsecured two-year loan. The proceeds of the loan, in conjunctionwith additional cash provided by Tarragon, would be used topurchase certain of Tarragon's subordinated debt at a discount.Tarragon's minority interest in the JV will secure the loan.

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