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SL Green Completes Sale of Two New York Assets for $508M

SL Green Completes Sale of Two New York Assets for $508M

NEW YORK CITY — SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG), New York City's largest commercial property owner, has completed the sale of two properties with a total value of $508 million. The first sale is the leased fee interest in 885 Third Ave. in Manhattan, also known as “The Lipstick Building,” for a gross sales price of $453 million, or $713 per square foot. The deal was originally announced in October. A partnership between Ceruzzi Properties and Shanhai Municipal Investment USA is the buyer, according to the Commercial Observer, a New York-based publication covering commercial real estate transactions. SL Green acquired the leased fee interest in 885 Third Ave. in a joint venture in 2007 at a gross asset valuation of $317..

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CBL Completes Sale of Majority Interest in Triangle Town Center to DRA Advisors

CBL Completes Sale of Majority Interest in Triangle Town Center to DRA Advisors

RALEIGH, N.C. — CBL & Associates Properties Inc. (NYSE: CBL) has closed on a new joint venture with DRA Advisors LLC that significantly reduces the retail real estate investment trust’s ownership stake in Triangle Town Center and Commons mall in Raleigh. The new joint venture acquired the property from an existing 50/50 joint venture between CBL and The Richard E. Jacobs Group for a total consideration of $174 million, including the assumption of a $171.1 million loan secured by the property. CBL now holds a 10 percent ownership position in the asset and is responsible for leasing and managing the property. DRA Advisors holds a 90 percent ownership position. The center, which was 96 percent occupied at the end of 2015, is..

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New Construction Starts in Commercial Real Estate Rise 8 Percent in 2015, Dodge Data Shows

New Construction Starts in Commercial Real Estate Rise 8 Percent in 2015, Dodge Data Shows

NEW YORK CITY — New construction starts increased 8 percent across the U.S. commercial real estate industry in 2015 with the multifamily sector leading the way, according to a report by New York-based data firm Dodge Data & Analytics. The national total was $162.7 billion in new starts for the office, retail, hotel, warehouse, garage and multifamily sectors, up from $150.3 billion in 2014. Most property sectors “held steady,” according to the report, while multifamily’s 18 percent spike caused the bulk of the increase. [caption id="attachment_148479" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click to see the top 20 MSAs for new construction starts in 2015.[/caption] By location, the New York City metropolitan statistical area..

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Calpine Corp. Buys Granite Ridge Energy Center in New Hampshire for $500M

Calpine Corp. Buys Granite Ridge Energy Center in New Hampshire for $500M

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) has purchased the Granite Ridge Energy Center power plant for $500 million. The natural gas-fired, combined-cycle plant is located at 21 N. Wentworth Ave. in the Southeast New Hampshire town of Londonderry, near the Massachusetts border. The seller was Granite Ridge Holdings. The power plant features two combustion turbines, two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine. It began operating in 2003. Granite Ridge has a nameplate generating capacity of 745 megawatts, resulting in a purchase price of approximately $671 per kilowatt. “The addition of Granite Ridge strategically enhances our footprint in New England,” says Thad Hill, Calpine’s president and CEO. “Now..

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