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FHA’s Latest Revisions to Lean 232 Address Owner Issues

FHA’s Latest Revisions to Lean 232 Address Owner Issues

Recent changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Lean 232 program provide owners with more options, all of which a lender offering a full suite of financing options can act upon. Owners who anticipate future cash-out needs are in a good position to benefit. The program was made easier for owners to work with through several additional changes. For owners of residential healthcare facilities that offer services like skilled living or memory care, FHA Lean 232 loans are of exceptionally high value. Because the FHA is committed to ensuring an adequate supply of affordable beds for seniors, nursing home borrowers can secure terms that are unheard of in other CRE markets. Early this year, the FHA made changes in its official..

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Sells Dumont NYC for $118M

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Sells Dumont NYC for $118M

NEW YORK — Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has sold the 252-room Dumont NYC in New York for $118 million. The transaction marks Pebblebrook’s exit from the New York market. The upper upscale hotel is located at 150 E. 34th St. at Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. It was built in 1986. The buyer was LeFrak Organization, which plans to convert the hotel into apartments, according to The Real Deal. Dumont NYC was previously part of a six-hotel portfolio Pebblebrook held with joint venture partner Denihan Hospitality Group. Denihan Investments completed a redemption agreement with Pebblebrook that transferred ownership of the jointly owned hotels in October. Denihan became the sole owner of four of the assets. This included The..

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Lerner Enterprises Secures $200M Financing for 17-Story Office Tower in Virginia

Lerner Enterprises Secures $200M Financing for 17-Story Office Tower in Virginia

TYSONS, VA. — Lerner Enterprises has received $200 million in permanent financing for 1775 Tysons Boulevard, a 17-story office tower located in Tysons, Virginia. The developer, Lerner, delivered the property in late 2016. The 476,000-square-foot office tower is LEED Platinum certified, and features a state-of-the-art fitness center, conference center, café, indoor and outdoor social areas, and an onsite Fogo de Chão restaurant. Tenants at the property include EY, DXC Technology and WeWork. JLL is handling leasing at the tower. KPF designed the project. Towers Golde was landscape architect, Dewberry handled engineering and Paladino was LEED consultant. The office complex is the newest building in the Tysons II master plan,..

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Lease Restructuring Increasingly Common in Today’s Retail Market, Says Gordon Brothers’ Mark Dufton

Lease Restructuring Increasingly Common in Today’s Retail Market, Says Gordon Brothers’ Mark Dufton

LAS VEGAS — As a specialist in lease mitigation and restructuring for retailers who are closing or relocating their stores, Gordon Brothers’ CEO of Real Estate Mark Dufton has represented dozens of retailers in the market for new or smaller spaces. In his 25-plus years in the business, Dufton has mitigated or restructured more than 1,500 leases, saving his clients more than $100 million. Northeast Real Estate Business sat down with Dufton of Boston-based Gordon Brothers during the International Council of Shopping Centers' RECon event in late May in Las Vegas to pick his brain on how brick-and-mortar retailers facing heavy store closures can minimize financial losses. Northeast Real Estate Business: How do you measure success..

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