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Office Properties Income Trust Sells Office Building in Downtown D.C. for $70M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Office Properties Income Trust (OPI), a REIT, has sold a 129,035-square-foot office building located at 500 First St. NW in downtown Washington, D.C. The Bureau of Prisons is expected to leave the office by the end of April, leaving the property vacant. According to OPI CEO David Blackman, OPI planned to renovate the asset, “but at a sales price of more than $540 per square foot for a to-be vacant building, we decided to be opportunistic and focus our capital …

Yumbrella Food Hall Opens at The Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami

SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. — Yumbrella Food Hall is now open at The Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami. Led by food truck organizer and restaurateur Steve Simon, Yumbrella is the only food hall in the city, paying homage to Miami’s original food hall, which opened in the 1970s by the same name. The 6,500-square-foot hall features seven restaurant concepts ranging from Chinese to soul food, Italian, Latin, American and German fare. Confirmed food hall vendors include Cracked by Chef Adrianne, Dr. …

Grover Corlew Purchases Office Center in South Florida for $32.5M

DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. — Grover Corlew, a real estate investment management group, has purchased Hillsboro Center, a five-building, 216,101-square-foot office park in Deerfield Beach for $32.5 million. Hillsboro Center includes a six-story, 116,250-square-foot office building and four two-story office buildings totaling 99,851 square feet. The asset is situated at 600 and 700 Hillsboro Blvd. in South Florida’s Broward County. Hillsboro Center was 90 percent leased at the time of the sale to …

Fortress, Sansone Group Acquire Industrial Facility in Metro Nashville for $23.6M

MT. JULIET, TENN. — Fortress Investment Group LLC and Sansone Group have acquired a 709,651-square-foot industrial building in Mt. Juliet for $23.6 million. The property is located along Interstate 840 at 245 Couchville Industrial Blvd., about 32 miles east of downtown Nashville. The buyers also finalized a five-year, more than 237,000-square-foot lease with Superior 3rd Party Logistics Inc. The asset underwent a multimillion-dollar capital improvement project completed in 2018. Terry Smith …

RPC to Build Publix-Anchored Shopping Center Near Atlanta

CUMMING, GA. — Retail Planning Corp. (RPC) will break ground on The Publix at Matt shopping center in Cumming. Publix will anchor the 82,000-square-foot center, with other signed leases including Great Clips, AT&T, J. Christopher’s and Nail Talk & Tan. The property will be situated at the corner of Bannister Road and Matt Highway, about 48 miles north of downtown Atlanta. RPC expects to deliver the shopping center in summer

Arlington County Board Approves Incentive, Investment Packages for Amazon HQ2

ARLINGTON, VA. — The five elected members of the Arlington County Board unanimously approved the incentive and investment packages negotiated between the Commonwealth of Virginia and Amazon for the e-commerce giant to locate its second headquarters in Arlington’s National Landing. Through the incentives agreement, Amazon will receive up to $23 million if it creates 25,000 jobs with an average salary of $150,000 by 2025 and occupies 6 million square feet of office space in Arlington County …

ESJ Capital Partners Acquires Office Park in Metro Atlanta for $24.3M

KENNESAW, GA. — ESJ Capital Partners LLC has acquired Barrett Business Center, a four-building, 187,373-square-foot office park located at 2015 Vaughn Road in Kennesaw, for $24.3 million. The Miami-based firm plans to invest more than $1 million in capital improvements, focusing mainly on updating the park’s common areas and business systems. The seller, Pope & Land Real Estate, which originally developed the asset between 1999 and 2008, has been retained by ESJ to continue property …

Duke Realty to Develop 194,120 SF Industrial Facility for Logistics Firm in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA. — Duke Realty is developing a 194,120-square-foot build-to-suit facility for Schilli Distribution Services, a logistics services provider, in Savannah. Schilli has entered into a long-term lease for the facility, which will sit on 12.1 acres at 276 Jimmy Deloach Parkway, about four miles west of Port of Savannah. Delivery is expected by this summer. Accessible via a CSX rail spur, the facility will include 32-foot clear heights, 43 nine-by-10-foot dock doors and two 12-by14-foot …

Law Firm Signs 42,206 SF Office Lease for New Headquarters Near Bethesda

ROCKVILLE, MD. — Law firm Stein Sperling Bennett de Jong Driscoll has signed a 42,206-square-feet lease at the Tower Building, situated at 1101 Wootton Parkway in Rockville. The firm currently occupies space across five offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm expects to occupy Tower Building by the third quarter of 2020, a move that is expected to raise occupancy of the 12-story, 290,000-square-foot office building to 86 percent. The law firm employs more than 130 workers, most …

Arbor Provides $9.4M Acquisition Loan for Multifamily Portfolio in Jonesboro, Arkansas

JONESBORO, ARK. — Arbor Realty Trust Inc. has provided a $9.4 million Fannie Mae loan for a multifamily portfolio in Jonesboro. Fox Run Apartments, a 76-unit property, was purchased for $5.2 million while Hidden Pointe Apartments, a 60-unit property, was bought for $4.2 million. The 12-year loan was underwritten with a fixed interest rate, an unspecified period of interest-only payments and a 30-year amortization schedule. Fox Run Apartments is a gated community that was built in 2011 and …

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