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NAI Hanson Negotiates Sale of 3,321 SF Retail Building in Englewood, N.J.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — New Jersey-based NAI Hanson has negotiated the sale of a 3,321-square-foot retail building located at 491 Grand Ave. in Englewood. The property is directly across the Hudson River from The Bronx. The price was undisclosed. The building, which is currently unoccupied, consists of two retail storefronts on the main level and a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor. The buyer, NWR Realty Corp., plans to convert the retail space into offices for its business. Pablo Castro of …

E-Commerce Works Because it Appeals to Human Nature, Says Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Scott McLain

LAS VEGAS — After nearly 35 years of developing and brokering commercial real estate, Scott McLain has no doubt about the deep connection between retail and human nature. McLain, principal and managing broker of Huntsville, Ala.-based Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate, sees e-commerce and other new forms of delivering retail products and services as mechanisms that hit on the most basic wants and needs of consumers. For all the talk about how e-commerce is putting retailers …

C&W Analyst: New Wave of Store Closures on Deck for American Retail Market

LAS VEGAS — Another massive spate of store closures is coming in America, and both retail landlords and operators should expect to feel the strains of an over-retailed market until the next recession, according to one of the nation’s leading analysts of retail real estate. Garrick Brown, vice president of retail intelligence at Cushman & Wakefield's Rancho Cordova, California, office, believes that an overall economic downturn will be a key catalyst in alleviating America’s excess …

Retail Conversation Is All About ‘Rightsizing,’ Says Lee & Associates Principal

LAS VEGAS — At RECon, the world’s largest retail real estate trade show held last week in Las Vegas, REBusinessOnline sat down with veteran Chicago broker Rick Scardino of Lee & Associates. A principal with the Chicago office, Scardino spearheads the retail division at Lee & Associates of Illinois. Discussion topics ranged from backfilling vacant space to local, independent grocers and the movement of online retailers embracing brick-and-mortar locations. What follows is an …

Greystone Brokers $16M Sale of 235-Unit Multifamily Property in Crystal Lake, Illinois

CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. — Greystone Real Estate Advisors has brokered the $16 million sale of Darlington Court Apartments, a multifamily property in Crystal Lake that includes 209 apartments and 26 privately owned condominiums. Situated 45 miles northwest of Chicago and built in the 1970s, Darlington Court Apartments features one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 681 to 942 square feet, as well as laundry facilities, a children’s play area, swimming pool and storage units. The …

Capital One Provides $13.2M HUD Refinancing for Skilled Nursing Facility in Michigan

HOWELL, MICH. — Capital One has provided a $13.2 million, fixed-rate HUD loan to refinance an 88-bed skilled nursing facility in Howell, approximately 50 miles northwest of Detroit. The unnamed facility has earned a five-star rating from Medicare, and was 98.9 percent occupied at the time of refinancing. The name of the facility and borrower were not disclosed. Joshua Rosen of Capital One originated the loan. The transaction enabled the borrower to replace bank debt with long-term …

Krusinski Breaks Ground on 112,505 SF Flex Building in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs

ROLLING MEADOWS, ILL. — Krusinski Construction Co. has broken ground on a 112,505-square-foot flex facility for School Health Corp. at 5600 Apollo Drive in Rolling Meadows. School Health is a national, full-service provider of health supplies, services and solutions. Construction on the distribution, shop and office facility began May 1. Ware Malcomb is the project architect and the Trammell Crow Co. is serving as project consultant. When completed, the new structure will include a two-story, …

CBRE|Martin Arranges Sale of 66,603 SF Hospitality Asset near Kalamazoo, Michigan

AUGUSTA, MICHIGAN — CBRE|Martin has arranged the $950,000 sale of Brook Lodge, a 66,603-square-foot hotel and conference center in Augusta, about 15 miles east of Kalamazoo. Situated on 82.6 acres, the property consists of eight cottages totaling 48 guestrooms. CBRE|Martin represented the seller, Michigan State University (MSU), which acquired the property in 2000, in the transaction. The buyer was not disclosed. Prior to MSU’s acquisition of Brook Lodge, the property served as a …

Lucky Brand Opens at 300,000 SF Outlets of Des Moines

ALTOONA, IOWA — Fashion retailer Lucky Brand has opened at the 300,000-square-foot Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona. The 5,500-square-foot store is the first Iowa location for the retailer, according to the Des Moines Register. Lucky Brand will carry vintage-inspired denim, apparel and accessories for men and women at the new location. New England Development opened the Outlets of Des Moines in October 2017. Lucky Brand joins tenants such as Nike Factory Store, LOFT Outlet, Brooks Brothers, …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $1.2M Sale of Verizon Wireless Store in Oxford, Ohio

OXFORD, OHIO — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $1.2 million sale of a Verizon Wireless store located at 4965 College Corner Pike in Oxford. The 1,800-square-foot property, constructed in 2016, is leased to Verizon for 10 years. Craig Fuller, Erin Patton and Scott Wiles of Marcus & Millichap arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, an Arizona-based merchant developer, and secured the buyer, an Ohio-based 1031 exchange

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