SunTrust Provides $36M Construction Financing for New Apartment Community Near Charleston

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — SunTrust Commercial Real Estate (CRE) has provided $39 million in construction financing for the development of South City Summerville, a 360-unit apartment community in Summerville, roughly 25 miles northwest of Charleston. Mark Hancock of SunTrust CRE originated the financing on behalf of the project developer, a joint venture between Watkins Real Estate Group and Retail Planning Corp. South City Summerville will be situated on 39 acres and will include a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. The joint venture expects to wrap up construction on the project in June 2020.