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The Atlanta Falcons Secure $850 Million Financing for New Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons Secure $850 Million Financing for New Stadium

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons organization has received $850 million in permanent financing for the team’s new $1.2 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, scheduled to open next year. Bank of America, SunTrust Banks and 18 institutional investors provided the financing, which will convert the stadium’s construction loans to long-term financing, according to reports by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Falcons will repay the institutional investors — which provided roughly two-thirds of the financing — over 26 years, with the banks receiving payment over a shorter term. The 2 million-square-foot development — designed through a collaboration between HOK, tvsdesign, Goode Van Slyke Architecture and Stanley Beaman & Sears..

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Student Housing Sees Robust Deals, Investment Sales, Development Numbers

Student Housing Sees Robust Deals, Investment Sales, Development Numbers

As we pass the mid-year point of 2016, the student housing industry is again poised to have a strong year. Favorable market conditions, chief among them low interest rates, have pressed development and acquisitions forward during 2016. Pre-leasing for fall 2016 was strong through the summer, though slightly down from fall 2015 for many owners, while a number of owners reported rent growth for the upcoming year. The industry has seen a lot of activity in buying and selling during the first half of the year. In addition to smaller portfolios and one-off transactions, the sector saw two of its largest M&A transactions to date close during the first half of this year. Harrison Street Real Estate Capital closed on the $1.9 billion..

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Hertz Investment Group Buys Midwest Office Portfolio for $416.9M

Hertz Investment Group Buys Midwest Office Portfolio for $416.9M

CHICAGO — Hertz Investment Group has purchased four office buildings in the Midwest for $416.9 million. Equity Commonwealth sold the 3.1 million-square-foot portfolio. The transaction includes 111 Monument Circle and 101-115 West Washington Street in Indianapolis, North Point Office Complex in Cleveland, and 100 East Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The portfolio was 86.5 percent leased at closing. Formerly known as Chase Tower, 111 Monument Circle is now referred to as Salesforce Tower in honor of its newest tenant. At 48 stories high, it is the tallest building in Indianapolis. The PNC Center sits at 101-115 W. Washington St. It features a 16-story atrium. The center houses the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis hotel, along with PNC..

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Lawrence Group Breaks Ground on $340M City Foundry Saint Louis Development

Lawrence Group Breaks Ground on $340M City Foundry Saint Louis Development

ST. LOUIS — Lawrence Group has started construction of City Foundry Saint Louis at Cortex, a $340 million mixed-use redevelopment. The building was the former site of the Federal Mogul Foundry in St. Louis, and environmental remediation work on the property is underway. The first phase of the project will include 48,000 square feet of restaurant and food hall space with approximately 20 food stalls and up to four full-service restaurants; 124,000 square feet of creative office space; 133,000 square feet of retail space accommodating up to 45 retailers; a 511-car parking garage in addition to surface spaces; a connector trail to the Great Rivers Greenway Trail System; and amenities such as public plaza spaces, bike sharing, electric..

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