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Gary Cohn Talks Economy, Trade, Term Limits at NIC Conference

CHICAGO — Gary Cohn, a Wall Street titan who served as chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump for more than a year, has a two-word solution to America’s broken political system: term limits. “We have to come to the realization that professional politicians are not what we need in this country. We have to get to term limits because the fact that politicians are governing for one purpose and one purpose only, which is re-election, and raising money from constituents is why we …

Koelsch Communities Plans $15M Memory Care Community Puyallup, Washington

PUYALLUP, Wash. — Koelsch Communities has unveiled plans for Deer Ridge Memory Care, a 52-unit standalone memory care community in Puyallup, approximately 35 miles south of Seattle. Deer Ridge will total roughly 42,000 square feet, with an estimated project cost of $15 million. The community will stand on a four-acre site that is under contract to close for approximately $2 million later this year. Koelsch plans to break ground in April of 2019, with an anticipated opening in June of …

Salesforce to Expand Regional Headquarters in Atlanta, Adding 600 New Jobs

ATLANTA — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), a customer relationship software and services provider, is set to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta. The company will grow its current footprint in The Atlanta Plaza, located in the city's Buckhead district, which will now be known as Salesforce Tower Atlanta. The lobby, and each new floor set for occupancy by the company, will be renovated as part of the expansion. Salesforce currently occupies four floors of The Atlanta Plaza …

Republic Urban Properties Sells Luxury Apartment Community in San Jose for $104M

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Republic Urban Properties has sold Meridian at Midtown in San Jose for $104 million. The luxury apartment community includes 218 units and 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is situated at 1432 W. San Carlos St., less than one mile west of downtown and just north of I-280. The location is surrounded by restaurants and retail, as well as just a few blocks from a light rail station. Built in 2015, the mid-rise property offers amenities such as …

InterFace Keynote Address: Panic Over E-Commerce’s Effect on Retail Real Estate is Full of Myths

NEW YORK CITY — News headlines such as “Retail Is Dead” have painted a picture of desolation and destruction for the current state of retail real estate in the United States. However, while e-commerce “is the most discussed, it’s also the most misunderstood,” according to Melina Cordero, global head of retail research for CBRE. Cordero’s remarks came during her keynote address at the InterFace Net Lease conference held on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The ninth annual event drew 265 real …

To What Degree Did Hurricane Florence Impact September Jobs Report? Economists Weigh In

The national unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7 percent in September, the lowest level since 1969. That’s the same year that Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, carrying U.S. astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. Employers added 134,000 jobs in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), well below economists’ expectations of 180,000. But the effects of Hurricane Florence that struck the Carolinas during the month, plus …

Beacon Capital Partners Buys Trophy Office Building in Chicago’s East Loop for $182M

CHICAGO — An affiliate of Beacon Capital Partners has acquired 303 East Wacker, a 944,000-square-foot riverfront office tower in Chicago’s East Loop, for $182 million. Completed in 1980 by Metropolitan Structures, the 30-story tower has two penthouse levels and floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed, 360-degree views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the city skyline. A lower-level retail concourse at the property connects it directly to the Swissotel and Hyatt Regency …

Ackman-Ziff Arranges $97M Loan for Site Acquisition, Development of Mixed-Use Project in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC has arranged a $97 million loan for the site acquisition and development of 540 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. The site is located on the northeast corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue at the nexus of three downtown submarkets: Flatiron, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.The borrowers, Landsea Homes and DNA Development LLC, acquired the property from Extell Development and plan to build a mixed-use building with residential and …

Montecito Purchases 68,500 SF Medical Office Building in East Providence, Rhode Island

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Montecito Medical Real Estate has acquired the University Medicine Medical Office Building in East Providence. The sales price was undisclosed. The four-story, 68,500 square-foot property was built in 2016 and is occupied by anchor tenant University Medicine as well as Brown Dermatology, Performance Physical Therapy and Asthma & Allergy Physicians of Rhode Island. University Medicine is one of the largest primary care providers in Rhode Island. The seller was …

HFF Secures $30.1M Construction Loan for Mixed-Use Development Near Boston

NEWTON, MASS. — HFF has secured a $30.1 million construction loan for the 28 Austin Street Apartments, a mixed-use development in Newton. The property will consist of 68 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a new public plaza and a 124-space municipal parking lot. Amenities will include a common roof terrace and garden as well as a private 90-car underground parking garage. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between Dinosaur …

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