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Avison Young Negotiates $70M Sale-Leaseback of Transformco Distribution Center in Central Florida

OCALA, FLA. — Avison Young’s Florida Capital Markets Group has negotiated the sale-leaseback of the approximately 1.9 million-square-foot Transformco Distribution Center located at 655 S.W. 52nd Ave. in Ocala. HFZ-Reich, a partnership between HFZ Capital Group and Reich Brothers, purchased the asset for $70 million. Michael Fay, Jay Ziv, John Crotty, David Duckworth, Brian de la Fé, Berkley Bloodworth and Emily Brais of Avison Young negotiated the sale on behalf of the seller and tenant, …

NKF Brokers $60.2M Sale of Dominion Square Site in Tysons, Virginia

TYSONS, VA. — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has negotiated the $60.2 million sale of a 12-acre eastern parcel within the Dominion Square mixed-use development in Tysons, situated 13 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. Capital Automotive Real Estate Services Inc., a McLean, Va.-based financial holding company specializing in car dealership locations, sold the parcel to an undisclosed buyer, whom the Washington Business Journal indicates is LHL Dominion Square, possibly an affiliate of New …

Berkadia Arranges $46.5M Sale of Waterford Landings Apartment Complex in Clarksville, Tennessee

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Berkadia has brokered the sale of Waterford Landings, a 364-unit multifamily property in Clarksville, approximately 50 miles northwest of Nashville. Texas-based apartment management company WAK Management Co. purchased the asset for $46.5 million. Berkadia represented the Arizona-based developer and seller, Stoneleigh Cos., in the deal. Located at 135 Westfield Court, the property features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include two swimming …

Arbor Provides $12.4M Fannie Mae Acquisition Loan for Greenville Apartment Community

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Arbor Realty Trust Inc. has provided a $12.4 million Fannie Mae acquisition loan for the Hudson Orchard Park, a 172-unit apartment community in Greenville. Ryan Duff of Arbor’s New York City office originated the loan. Built in 1984, Hudson Orchard Park features outdoor amenities including a barbecue/picnic area, clubhouse with residential kitchen, large patios and balconies, pet play area and a pool, fitness center and volleyball court. Located at 49 Orchard Park Drive, …

Stratus Development Breaks Ground on 286-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Georgia

ATHENS, GA. — Stratus Development Group has broken ground on The Haven of Athens, a 286-bed student housing community located one-and-a-half miles from the University of Georgia’s main campus in Athens. The development will offer two-, three-, four-, five- and six-bedroom, cottage- and townhome-style units with bed-to-bath parity. Shared amenities will include a resort-style swimming pool, study rooms, a fitness center, dog park, hammock park, fire pit and covered parking. The development …

Hillwood to Develop 1 MSF Amazon Fulfillment Center in North Mississippi

OLIVE BRANCH, MISS. — Hillwood Investment Properties plans to build a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Olive Branch, approximately 25 miles from Memphis, for e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). The facility will house picking, packing and shipping operations for larger customer orders and create 500 new full-time jobs. According to The Clarion-Ledger, the new facility will be located within Hillwood’s Legacy Park, a 266-acre business park in DeSoto County. The Class A …

Welltower Expands Medical Office Holdings Through Five Transactions Totaling $1.7B, Including Hammes Acquisition

TOLEDO, OHIO — Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), a Toledo-based seniors housing and healthcare REIT, is continuing to expand its medical office holdings. The company announced five transactions totaling approximately $1.7 billion, including a $787 million portfolio acquisition of 29 Class A medical office buildings from Hammes Partners, a medical office investment firm based in Milwaukee. The 1.5 million-square-foot portfolio is concentrated in the New York City and Boston suburbs and includes …

Ten-X Commercial: E-Commerce, Store Closures and the Impact on the Retail Real Estate Sector

IRVINE, CALIF. — Ten-X Commercial, the online commercial real estate platform formerly known as Auction.com, reports that the U.S. retail market is “largely suffering” in the face of rising e-commerce and massive store closures. In its latest Retail Market Outlook report, Ten-X expects the retail sector to show little to no improvement in the immediate future. By fourth-quarter 2022, the Irvine-based company forecasts that the effective rental rate per square foot for the national …

Penske Corp. to Acquire Hulman & Co., Including Indianapolis Motor Speedway

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH. AND TERRE HAUTE, IND. — Global trucking and logistics firm Penske Corp. has agreed to purchase Hulman & Co., a private company that owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world-famous racetrack that hosts the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 racing events. The acquisition price was not disclosed. Situated on more than 1,000 acres in Speedway, Ind., the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 and today has a permanent seating capacity exceeding 235,000 people. …

CBRE: Chicago Remains Most Green U.S. Office Market

LOS ANGELES — Chicago’s office market maintains its top status in the 2019 edition of CBRE’s Green Building Adoption Index, an annual report that measures the energy sustainability of the top 30 office markets in the United States. The index (GBAI) reviews the various office markets’ adoption of two green building certifications — the EPA’s Energy Star rating and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification. The GBAI is tracked in terms of both square footage and number …

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