Commercial Lending

Washington Trust provides $17.6 million in financing to Cheshire Industrial Owner, LLC

August 15, 2023

Cheshire, Conn. - Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group recently provided $17.6 million in financing to Cheshire Industrial Owner, LLC for the acquisition of a 318,000 square foot warehouse distribution facility located at 475 Knotter Drive in Cheshire, Connecticut.

“The subject’s proximity to both I-84 and I-91, it’s clear height of 32’, wide open layout and dock doors at both ends of the building, make it an attractive location for logistics companies with large warehousing and distribution requirements,” said Julia Anne M. Slom, Washington Trust’s Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Real Estate Officer. “The US Industrial and logistics market fundamentals continue to remain strong with continued demand for well-located and functional properties.”

The sponsorship comes from a joint venture between Rabina Properties and Wharton Industrial. Founded in 1979 and based in New York, Rabina Properties is a family-owned real estate investment and development firm, which has owned more than 30 million square feet of residential, office, retail, and industrial assets throughout the U.S. Wharton Industrial, an affiliate of Wharton Equity Partners, is an investment firm which has been involved in $2.58 billion in transactions as a real estate owner, developer, and operator.

Washington Trust's Commercial Real Estate Group provides commercial real estate mortgages for the construction, refinancing, or purchasing of investment real estate projects. Financing ranges in size from several hundred thousand dollars up to multi-million dollar projects. For more information, contact Bethany Lyons, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Group, at 401-348-1538.

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