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Weller Development, Local Leaders Break Ground on $600M Phase of Port Covington Project in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — The first phase of Weller Development’s Port Covington, a 235-acre mixed-use redevelopment project in south Baltimore, kicked off with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that this phase of construction, dubbed Chapter 1, will cost $600 million to complete and span five buildings. Weller Development, a privately held developer based in Baltimore, is the project’s lead developer and will build Chapter 1 over several years, with the …

Banyan Street Unveils Retail Hub, Central Courtyard at Peachtree Center in Downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA — Banyan Street Capital has unveiled The Hub and The Plaza within the historic Peachtree Center in downtown Atlanta. Banyan Street tapped architectural firm The Beck Group on the design for both portions of the 2.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development. The Hub, formerly known as the Mall at Peachtree Center, is home to more than 50 shops and restaurants. In the past 18 months, Banyan Street has inked leases with Salata, Beni’s Cubano, Taste of India and BEP! Vietnamese, as …

RADCO Sells Multifamily Portfolio in Newnan, Georgia for $104.9M

NEWNAN, GA. — The RADCO Cos. has sold a three-property apartment portfolio in the southwest Atlanta suburb of Newnan for $104.9 million. Totaling 789 units, the three properties posted an average occupancy rate of 94 percent at the time of sale. Dallas-based McDowell Properties purchased the largest community in the portfolio, the 561-unit Creekside at White Oak. Colorado-based Vukota Capital Management acquired the other two assets — Woodlands at White Oak and Ashford at Brown Ridge, …

Vegas Multifamily Renters Want Higher End Properties, Need More Affordable Options, Say InterFace Panelists

The Las Vegas Valley’s multifamily market is at an interesting crossroads, according to panelists at InterFace Las Vegas Multifamily. Hosted by InterFace Conference Group and Western Real Estate Business, the half-day conference was held April 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. The metro area’s population is growing at a rapid pace, with a net migration of 45,000 new residents in 2018, according to research from Marcus & Millichap. This is the largest annual total for Las …

Savannah’s Industrial Market, Port Among Fastest Growing in Nation, Says Local Economic Development Head

SAVANNAH, GA. — The Port of Savannah and the surrounding industrial market are both growing exponentially. That trend was reinforced with the $172 million investment announced last week by Plastic Express to build two new manufacturing facilities in nearby Pooler. “They're going to export plastic resins out of our port to the tune of 100,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per year,” said Hugh "Trip" Tollison, president and CEO of Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). …

‘Mature’ Las Vegas Industrial Market a Safe Bet for Investors, Say InterFace Panelists

A stable economy, lower unemployment rate and diversification of industries are bringing more overall investment activity to Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate scene, noted panelists at InterFace Las Vegas Industrial. Hosted by InterFace Conference Group and Western Real Estate Business, the half-day conference was held April 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Using the terms “investment” and “Las Vegas” in the same sentence can cause many veteran decision-makers to …

JDS Receives $664.1M Construction Loan to Build Brooklyn’s Tallest Building

NEW YORK CITY — A pair of real estate lenders provided a $664.1 million construction loan that will allow JDS Development Group to build the tallest building in Brooklyn. Situated at 9 DeKalb Ave. in the borough’s downtown district, the tower will rise 1,066 feet and will include 425 rental apartments, 150 for-sale condominiums and 120,000 square feet of retail space. JDS and development partner The Chetrit Group expect to deliver the 73-story residential tower in 2022. About 30 percent …

Low Interest Rates, Favorable Demographics Set Real Estate Industry Up to Win, Says Nadji

What is the economic outlook for the year, and what does that mean for the student housing industry? Hessam Nadji, president and CEO of Marcus & Millichap/Institutional Property Advisors, answered just that in the keynote speech that kicked off the 2019 InterFace Student Housing Conference, which was held in Austin earlier this month and drew approximately 1,400 attendees. Nadji began by laying out the basics on where the industry is today economically in comparison to before and during …

Coral Rock, Arena Capital Break Ground on Nine-Acre Mixed-Use Project in South Florida

HIALEAH, FLA. — Coral Rock Development Group and Arena Capital Holdings have broken ground on Pura Vida Hialeah, a nine-acre mixed-use project in the Miami suburb of Hialeah. The Miami-based co-developers plan to deliver the project in 2020. Situated at the corner of West 16th Avenue and West 29th Street, Pura Vida will comprise three eight-story residential towers and three outparcel retailers spanning roughly 40,000 square feet. The outparcel retailers will include a Wawa gas station and …

NAP Begins Vertical Construction at Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta, Announces May Openings

ATLANTA — North American Properties (NAP) has begun vertical construction on the redevelopment of Colony Square, a massive mixed-use campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two components going vertical include the Main & Main food hall operated by Oz Rey and the new IPIC movie theater. In May, NAP plans to open a new 10,000-square-foot urban park named The Grove and a new Starbucks in Building 100. Reopenings at Colony Square in May include a Chick-fil-A, the bike house C-Cycle for Colony Square’s …

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