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Three Canadian developers plan to build a large apartment building in Jersey City.

Canadian Developers Set to Close IPO on New York-Area Development

Three Canadian developers are set to close an IPO tied to a 477-unit apartment development project in the New York City area.

Toronto-based Altree Developments, Lanterra Developments and Westdale Construction’s jointly owned West Side Square Development fund has received expressions of interest and commitments that in the aggregate are expected to achieve the maximum offering amount of US$50 million.

Canadian regulators have provided a receipt for a final prospectus. The offering is expected to close November 9, the fund operator announced in a news release.

“To my knowledge West Side Square Development Fund is the first IPO that was a single-project development in Canada,” Natalie Leibowitz, Altree’s senior manager of finance and investments, told Connect.

The West Side Square project is located at 66 Broadway in Jersey City, N.J., across the Hudson River from Manhattan. The development will include 9,800 square feet of commercial space.

Altree, Lanterra and Westdale secured a preliminary prospectus from Canadian regulators in September. Leibowitz said the offering was extremely successful.

“It’s my understanding that West Side Square Development Fund was one of the fastest fully subscribed real estate IPOs in Canada,” she said.

Altree, Lanterra affiliate Avenir Jersey Developments and Westdale are slated to retain an ownership interest in the project. The West Side Square Development fund will also own a stake.

Toronto-based CIBC World Markets is leading the unit offering.


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Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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