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Survey: Investor Confidence in Seniors Housing Still High Despite Occupancy Challenges, Slower Transaction Volume

CHICAGO — Investors are still cautiously optimistic about the seniors housing market even after the sector experienced a slight dip in transaction volume in 2018, according to the results of JLL’s Spring 2019 Seniors Housing Survey. The Chicago-based commercial real estate services firm surveyed more than 1,000 specialists in the seniors housing and care space. The results point to generally positive sentiment around the market, and notes that while transaction volume reached just over …

Current Economic Expansion Could Become Longest Yet, Says Nadji

LAS VEGAS — The reinvention of the retail sector now underway is getting a boost from a U.S. economic expansion that is nearly a decade old but which still has legs, says Hessam Nadji, president and CEO of brokerage services firm Marcus & Millichap. Meanwhile, demographic shifts have altered the retail landscape in profound ways and will continue to do so, Nadji believes. Every day, 10,000 Americans turn age 65. An even greater number, 12,000, reach the age of 21 on a daily basis. …

ICP Acquires 1.4 MSF Former Kmart Distribution Center in Warren, Ohio

WARREN, OHIO — Industrial Commercial Properties LLC (ICP) has acquired a 1.4 million-square-foot former Kmart distribution center in Warren in northeastern Ohio. The purchase price was not disclosed. The property is located at 541 Perkins Jones Road. ICP is working with three tenants to take occupancy of a portion of the building, according to Chris Salata, COO. This is ICP’s fifth acquisition of a Sears or Kmart facility. The company most recently acquired a former Sears distribution …

Beaumont Health Signs 124,564 SF Industrial Lease in Belleville, Michigan

BELLEVILLE, MICH. — Beaumont Health has signed a 124,564-square-foot industrial lease in Belleville, about 30 miles west of Detroit. The lease brings the property, located at 41965 Ecorse Road, to full occupancy. Peter Rogers and Randall Allman of CBRE represented the owner, Brookwood Capital Partners, in the lease transaction. Insite Commercial represented Beaumont

Block & Co. Negotiates Sale of Development Site in Lawrence, Kansas

LAWRENCE, KAN. — Block & Co. Inc. Realtors has negotiated the sale of a nearly one-acre development site in Lawrence. The property is located at 5100 Congressional Circle. The buyer, Sanders LP, plans to begin construction this summer on a 9,000-square-foot building. A local dental practice will anchor the development, leaving 4,000 square feet of additional space for lease. Completion is slated for the first quarter of 2020. Shawn Stuckey of Block represented the buyer in the sale. The …

Pediatric Associates to Open 7,430 SF Practice in Overland Park, Kansas

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Pediatric Associates has signed a lease to open a 7,430-square-foot practice at AdventHealth South Overland Park. The practice, which provides comprehensive pediatric care for all childhood health issues, will be located on the third floor. Construction within the space is expected to start later this month with completion slated for the fall. Mark McConahay of Block & Co. Inc. represented Pediatric Associates in the lease transaction. Molly Crawford Munninghoff …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $1.4M Sale of Apartment Building in Becker, Minnesota

BECKER, MINN. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $1.4 million sale of Martin Estates in Becker, which is 46 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The 24-unit apartment building is located at 12051 Hancock St. Built in 1977, the property features a mix of one- and two-bedroom units. Chris Collins, Evan Miller, Abe Roberts and Ryan Spengler of Marcus & Millichap marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a private investor. Collins and Miller procured the buyer, a private

Viking Partners, DRA Advisors Acquire Towers of Kenwood in Suburban Cincinnati for $80.6M

CINCINNATI — Viking Partners Fund IV LLC, in conjunction with a fund managed by DRA Advisors LLC, has acquired Towers of Kenwood in Cincinnati. Ajoint venture of Hines and a subsidiary of a real estate fund managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP sold the office property for$80.6 million, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. Towers of Kenwood is a 404,425-square-foot, seven-story office building located at the intersection of I-71 and Montgomery Road. The property was 97 percent …

Construction Underway for First Retail Phase of Hamilton Quarter in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Casto is underway on construction of the first retail phase of Hamilton Quarter in Columbus. This phase includes a 250,000-square-foot shopping center anchored by Target and Hobby Lobby. Both the 125,000-square-foot Target and the 55,000-square-foot Hobby Lobby are slated to open in October. Other planned tenants include Five Below, Aqua Tots Swim School, Beerhead Bar & Eatery, The Nail Boutique, Clean Juice, Sprint and Great Clips. The 40-acre retail site is immediately …

128-Room Cambria Hotel Opens in Downtown Omaha

OMAHA, NEB. — Choice Hotels International Inc. has opened the Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown. The 128-room hotel is the newest addition to Omaha’s NoDo district. The property features a fitness center, multi-function meeting space and onsite dining with local craft beer on tap. The LEED Silver-certified hotel incorporates a number of eco-friendly features, including a solar array on the roof, a saltwater pool that reduces chemical usage, electric vehicle car charging stations and recycled …

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