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Brookfield Acquires 460 KSF Office Asset in Dallas Suburb from Blackberry
Canadian investor Brookfield Property Group has bought Riverside Commons, a six-building, Class A office property in Irving, Texas from Blackberry for an undisclosed amount.
Boston Firm Acquires Landmark Union Trust Building in Downtown Pittsburgh
The Davis Companies, a real estate investment and development firm based in Boston, has acquired the historic Union Trust Building in downtown Pittsburgh. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the company purchased the property for $14 million at a recent sheriff sale.
Hackman Capital Buys Iconic 358 KSF Film Studio in Culver City, Calif.
Hackman Capital Partners has acquired The Culver Studios, a 358,200-square-foot independent film studio in Culver City, Calif., approximately 10 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
Lend Lease Completes Phase I of $270M Mall Project in Australia
Lend Lease has completed Phase I in the redevelopment of Lakeside Joondalup, to become the largest shopping center in Western Australia.
Store Closures Predicted Due to Cerberus’ Purchase of Safeway for $9B
Although Cerberus stated no closures are expected as a result of its merging of Albertsons with Safeway, some analysts predict the transaction will result in duplication, calling for store closures in certain markets.
Economy Watch: Most Industries Hiring in February; Trade Deficit Drops Because of Oil
Despite the frosty weather, most categories of employment saw some kind of net increase during February. Total January exports and imports resulted in a U.S. goods and services deficit of $39.1 billion, down from $42 billion in January 2013.
Liberty Signs Power-One for 105 KSF, Brings Sky Harbor Center to Full Occupancy
Power-One Renewable Energy Solutions has signed a long term lease with Liberty Property Trust to occupy 105,000 square feet of space at Liberty Sky Harbor Center in Phoenix. The agreement brings the complex, which opened last year after a complete makeover and re-branding, to 100 percent occupancy.
Richmond’s Short Pump Submarket Gears Up for Robust 2014
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer projects that 2014 will be a good year for the Richmond retail market. As retailers and restaurants plan to grow and expand, a trend that started in 2013 and is expected to continue in 2014, the market will see stepped-up activity. It ended 2013 with [...]
JH Real Estate Partners Buys San Carlos Shopping Center for $35 Million
A San Diego County retail property recently traded hands in a transaction worth a total of $35 million. The acquisition was perfected between buyer JH Real Estate Partners and an unnamed entity from the East Coast, who had owned the property since the last transaction, in 2006. The San Carlos Shopping Center was the property in question, in the Lake Murray area of San Diego.
Siegel Group Buys 119-Unit M-F Property Near Strip, Expanding Flexible-Stay Portfolio
The Siegel Group Nevada, Inc. recently expanded its local apartment portfolio with a purchase near the Las Vegas Strip. The commercial real estate and business development company has completed a deal worth approximately $4.2 million for the apartment property known as Solana Square. The Siegel Group plans to add the newly acquired asset to its Siegel Suites Brand, which currently offers a number of flexible stay residential communities throughout the state of Nevada. With the addition of Solana Square, Siegel Group now operates 23 such communities in the Silver State.
Kisco Senior Living, Health Care REIT to Begin Construction on New CCRC in Raleigh
Plans are moving forward for The Cardinal at North Hills, a long-delayed Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Raleigh.
Universal Health Services Acquires Palo Verde Mental Health Facility
Universal Health Services of Tucson, LLC has announced the acquisition of Palo Verde Mental Health from Tucson Medical Center. The institution has been renamed Palo Verde Behavioral Health.
LGI Homes Offers Affordable Single-Family Homes in Albuquerque
Albuquerque has a new option for its inhabitants who want to change their housing status from renters into homebuyers through the newest community constructed by Woodlands-based LGI Homes, Inc. Camino Crossing offers in the city of Rio Rancho affordable homes starting at $799 per month.
McCraney’s Dade Paper Project Awarded Industrial Development of the Year
NAIOP Central Florida Chapter has recently distinguished McCraney Property Company’s Dade Paper project with the “Industrial Development of the Year” title. Presented at the Best of the Best Awards Gala, the award recognizes Dade Paper’s 150,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Central Florida Distribution Center and Offices for its overall design to meet the needs of the end user.
276-Unit Property in Historic Fourth Ward Offers Gigabit Internet
Developed by North American Properties, BOHO4W, as the project is called, is the first residential property in Atlanta to embrace the lightning-speed gigabit technology.The 276-unit community at Historic Fourth Ward Park is a so-called fiber-to-the-home or FTTH multifamily project that beside its innovative network, also keeps walkability in focus.
Dell Corporation Signs Up New Tenant at Miramar Centre Facility
CBRE has recently arranged a 91,872-square-foot lease for Univita Health Inc. at Dell Corporation’s Miramar office/call center facility. The new tenant’s purpose with the lease is to consolidate its South Florida operations into one single, central location.
MARKET SNAPSHOT: Apartment Boom Underway in Indianapolis, Vacancy Up
Indianapolis continues to witness an exceptional inventory increase of multi-family housing units this year, amid moderate employment growth and rising home sales.
Liberty Property Trust Renews 196KSF Industrial Leases in Charlotte
Liberty Property Trust, an $8.4 billion office and industrial property REIT, has announced renewing multiple leases across its Charlotte portfolio, keeping its occupancy steady 99 percent.
Northwestern Mutual Provides Mortgage Loan Worth $140 Million for Levi’s Plaza
The global headquarters of world-famous clothing brand Levi Strauss & Company was recently involved in a financing deal worth $140 million. The mortgage loan was provided by Northwestern Mutual, a real estate investment firm that deals with commercial mortgages, equities and securitized investments comprising all property types. The loan was taken on behalf of a group of investors that includes Gerson Bakar, Diane B. Wilsey and Interland.
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