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Parent Company of Burger King Acquires Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8B

Parent Company of Burger King Acquires Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1.8B

ATLANTA — Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) (NYSE: QSR) has agreed to acquire Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) for $1.8 billion. Ontario, Canada-based RBI is the parent company of fast food giants Burger King and Tim Hortons. The company owns a portfolio of over 20,000 restaurants throughout the world. Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the U.S. following the close of the transaction, which is slated for April of this year. RBI plans to expand the Popeyes brand at an increasing pace in both the U.S. and international markets over the next few years. The concept, founded in New Orleans in 1972, has over 2,600 restaurants in the U.S. and 25 other countries. "Popeyes is a..

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Rising Interest Rates Top Concern for Real Estate Executives, According to Seyfarth Market Sentiment Survey

Rising Interest Rates Top Concern for Real Estate Executives, According to Seyfarth Market Sentiment Survey

CHICAGO — Rising interest rates continue to dominate concerns for U.S. commercial real estate executives in 2017, according to Seyfarth Shaw’s second annual survey of the commercial real estate market. Seyfarth’s 2017 Real Estate Market Sentiment Survey found that respondents are even more hawkish about interest rate increases this year (98 percent concerned) compared to last year (90 percent concerned). Of these “hawks,” 77 percent expect multiple rate increases in 2017. Other topics rounding out the top three concerns include supply/demand issues and banking regulations. Notably, political change-over and tax policy rank fourth and fifth this year, overtaking maturing CMBS loans from the previous year. Concern..

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Parkway to Sell Minority Interest in Houston’s Greenway Plaza, Phoenix Tower Office Properties for $512.1M

Parkway to Sell Minority Interest in Houston’s Greenway Plaza, Phoenix Tower Office Properties for $512.1M

HOUSTON — Parkway Properties (NYSE: PKY), a Houston-based REIT, has agreed to sell 49 percent interest in Greenway Plaza and Phoenix Tower, two Class A office properties in the Greenway submarket of Houston, for $512.1 million. Ownership of the two properties will now be a joint venture between Parkway, TH Real Estate, Silverpeak Real Estate Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Parkway will retain a 51 percent majority interest in the portfolio, with TH Real Estate and Silverpeak sharing a 24.5 percent interest, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owning the remaining 24.5 percent. Greenway Plaza is a 52-acre, master-planned, mixed-use development featuring 11 buildings totaling approximately 4.9 million square..

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Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $67.1M Sale of Four Warehouse, Distribution Buildings in Orlando

Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $67.1M Sale of Four Warehouse, Distribution Buildings in Orlando

ORLANDO, FLA. — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the $67.1 million sale of four Class A warehouse and distribution buildings in Orlando totaling 946,379 square feet. The portfolio includes Beachline Distribution Center I and II and Crossroads Business Park V and VI. The buildings were fully leased at the time of sale to tenants including FedEx Smartpost, Dusobox, McKesson, Mattress One, Petco and US Mattress Depot. Each building offers front-load and cross-dock capabilities, tilt-wall construction, 26- to 30-foot clear heights, fire safety systems, parking and 120- to 150-foot truck courts with 55-foot concrete aprons. Mike Davis, Michael Lerner and Rick Brugge of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, a state..

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