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Atlanta Industrial Market ‘Falls Together,’ Averaging 57 Million SF of Leasing, Sales

In the words of Marilyn Monroe, “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” The retail market forges ahead in its quest to essentially reinvent itself in response to the ever-increasing growth in online sales. This revitalization is characterized by decreasing the footprint of their brick and mortar stores and expanding the size of their e-commerce fulfillment centers. Fortunately, the biggest beneficiary of this growing trend is the industrial market. There’s …

Enviva to Develop $175M Wood Pellet Facility in Livingston, Alabama

LIVINGSTON, ALA. — Maryland-based Enviva, a producer of wood pellets, has unveiled plans to build a facility in Livingston, 60 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) issued an air construction permit for the facility, which will be located at the Port of Epes Industrial Park and represents an initial investment of $175 million. The facility will produce wood pellets as an energy source and create openings for 85 full-time jobs, with additional …

Allegro Senior Living Opens 212-Unit Community in Dadeland

KENDALL, FLA. — Allegro Dadeland has opened a 212-unit senior living community at 7400 SW 88th St. in the Miami suburb of Kendall. The high-rise, pet-friendly Dadeland complex offers one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. Communal amenities include housekeeping, transportation, dining venues, a bar, fitness center, salon, theater, valet parking, common areas and a pool. The community is situated in mixed-use neighborhood, adjacent to restaurants and the Dadeland

Duke Realty Breaks Ground on 166,000 SF Industrial Building Near Raleigh

GARNER, N.C. — Duke Realty Corp. has broken ground on Greenfield North 1201 a speculative 165,921-square-foot bulk warehouse in Garner. Located at 1201 N. Greenfield Parkway in the Greenfield North Business Park, the warehouse will be seven miles southeast of Raleigh. The new industrial building will feature 32-foot clear height and an early suppression, fast response fire protection system; 2,400-amp electrical service; a 120-foot truck court; and parking for 96 trailers and 129 automobiles. …

Grandbridge Provides $42.9M Refinancing Loan for Apartment Complex Near Nashville

MURFREESBORO, TENN. — Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC has provided a $42.9 million construction refinancing loan for The Banks at West Fork Apartments, a 328-unit apartment complex 30 miles southwest of Nashville, in Murfreesboro. The non-recourse loan was structured with a 15-year fixed interest rate and a 30-year amortization beginning after a period of interest-only payments. Bill Mattice, Phillip Cox and Paul McDonald of Grandbridge, along with Carl Bedwell of Pinnacle Financial …

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Arranges $18.6M Sale of Bermuda Square Center in Metro Richmond

CHESTER, VA. — Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group has arranged the $18.6 million sale of Bermuda Square, an 84,064-square-foot retail center in Chester. The property, which sold for $221 per square foot to Bermuda Square Venture LLC, is located at 12607-12649 Jefferson Davis Highway, 13 miles south of Richmond. The shopping center includes two multi-tenant buildings and six single-tenant outparcels, as well as a six-acre pad site. At the time of sale, Bermuda Square …

Fortuitous Partners Plans $400M Sports-Anchored Project in Rhode Island

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Fortuitous Partners has unveiled plans for Tidewater Landing, a $400 million mixed-use development along Pawtucket’s waterfront. The project will include office, residential and hotel space, as well as a 7,500-seat soccer stadium and sports complex for a future United Soccer League (USL) team. Fortuitous Partners will fund the project, while public investment from both the city and state will primarily focus on infrastructure and other non-stadium components of the …

Retail Investors View Atlanta as a Looming Gateway Market, but More Affordable

As we enter the last quarter of 2019, well into the longest economic expansion in history, the Atlanta retail real estate market is healthy and active, with multi-year retail rent and occupancy growth. The city’s retail investment sales volume totaled $2.2 billion in 2018, making it the eighth most active retail investment market in the country. Not a gateway market, yet In my career, Atlanta has always been a “non-institutional” market, and has stayed largely off the radar of deep …

Forget Atlanta — Capital Cascades into Georgia’s Secondary and Tertiary Markets

Georgia’s secondary and tertiary multifamily markets continue to demonstrate growing attraction as capital flows from investors leaving the Atlanta metro area in search of higher yield transactions. The greater Georgia market, which spans the state excluding the 29-county Atlanta metro area, has become a destination for investment due to growing capital inflows to the Southeast and cap rate compression in metro Atlanta. Multifamily transaction volume in the Southeast totaled $11.8 billion in …

OmniTRAX, Broe Group Break Ground on $92M Facility for A&R Logistics Near Port of Savannah

RINCON, GA. — Transportation holding company OmniTRAX Inc. and investment firm The Broe Group have broken ground on a build-to-suit facility within Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub, an industrial park located in Effingham County 12 miles from the Port of Savannah. Denver-based OmniTRAX is the master developer of the 2,700-acre industrial park owned by Effingham County Industrial Development Authority. Louisville, Ky.-based A&R Logistics Inc. has signed a 12-year lease guaranteeing …

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