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Great Wolf Resorts to Open $150M Lodge, Indoor Water Park in LaGrange, Georgia

Great Wolf Resorts to Open $150M Lodge, Indoor Water Park in LaGrange, Georgia

LAGRANGE, GA. — Great Wolf Resorts Inc. has unveiled plans to open a new $150 million destination resort in La Grange, approximately 70 miles southwest of Atlanta, by 2018. The company has entered into a partnership with the state of Georgia and the City of LaGrange, but no other details of the partnership have been released. Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will offer 500,000 square feet of entertainment space. The centerpiece of the resort will be a 93,000-square-foot indoor water park that will include a multi-level treehouse, tipping water bucket, high-thrill water slides, a lazy river, wave pool, several zero depth entry pools and kids water play areas. The lodge will also include 456 rooms that will each accommodate at least five..

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Desert Troon Sells 638,717 SF Office Portfolio in Scottsdale for $122M

Desert Troon Sells 638,717 SF Office Portfolio in Scottsdale for $122M

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Desert Troon Cos., a Scottsdale-based real estate developer, has sold a 638,717-square-foot office portfolio within the 260-acre Perimeter Center business park in Scottsdale. The buyers, Wentworth Property Co. LLC (WPC) and Northwood Investors, purchased the Class A portfolio for $122 million. Desert Troon originally developed the five-building portfolio, which features Perimeter Gateway I, II, III and V, and Terra Verde. WPC plans to start renovations to the portfolio immediately, including upgrades to the lobbies and common areas of Perimeter Gateway I, II and V, as well as adding a cafe, tenant lounge and fitness center to Perimeter Gateway I that will be available to tenants of all four Perimeter Gateway..

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Non-Core Properties Present Best Buying Opportunities in Seniors Housing Today, Say InterFace Panelists

Non-Core Properties Present Best Buying Opportunities in Seniors Housing Today, Say InterFace Panelists

CHICAGO — What are the best buying opportunities today for investors in the seniors housing space? The answer begins with an understanding of the deals that are among the least attractive, according to veteran broker Ryan Saul. A property that is 99 percent full that trades at a 6.5 percent cap rate could hardly be called opportunistic because there is no upside, points out Saul, managing director of Chicago-based Senior Living Investment Brokerage. Instead, buying a property that is 75 percent occupied for $100,000 a unit with a broken management team in place presents real opportunity, he believes. “You can go in, turn it around and really add value so that you can sell it stabilized for a much larger..

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KeyBank, Walton Street Originate $196M Refinancing for The Atlantic Building in D.C.

KeyBank, Walton Street Originate $196M Refinancing for The Atlantic Building in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A partnership between KeyBank Real Estate Capital and an affiliate of Walton Street Capital LLC have originated a $196 million first mortgage loan for Douglas Development Corp. The loan is secured by The Atlantic Building, a 280,000-square-foot trophy office building with ground-floor retail located in the east end of Washington D.C. The 10-year, fixed-rate loan includes a 65 percent loan-to-value ratio and refinances the existing debt on the property. KeyBank and Walton Street will provide servicing and advisory services for the life of the loan. The Atlantic Building is located at 950 F St. N.W. The property integrates seven historic buildings and facades with a 10-story office building next to Ford’s..

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