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Kraus-Anderson Completes Its 100,000 SF Headquarters in Downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Kraus-Anderson has completed its new downtown Minneapolis headquarters, located at 8th Street and 5th Avenue. Employees from throughout the metro are now moving into the 100,000-square-foot campus, which consolidates the construction firm’s Twin Cities operations in a five-story facility. The new headquarters will accommodate approximately 300 employees, doubling the current downtown staff with room for future expansion on the site. Consolidation will combine employees from..

October 20, 2017

Calmwater Provides $12.6M Acquisition Loan for Student Housing Conversion in Auburn Hills, Michigan

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. — Calmwater Capital has provided a $12.6 million loan for the acquisition and conversion of a 144-unit multifamily property to student housing near Oakland University in Auburn Hills. The property, located at 2770 Pine Knoll Drive, will soon be upgraded and converted into student housing and be known as The Edge. Some of the loan proceeds will be used for physical upgrades in addition to the implementation of student-focused marketing and resident programming. Formerly..

October 20, 2017

Brennan Completes Sale-Leaseback of 86,460 SF Industrial Building in Oakdale, Minnesota

OAKDALE, MINN. — Brennan Investment Group LLC has acquired an 86,460-square-foot industrial building in Oakdale, a suburb of St. Paul. The purchase price was not disclosed. The seller, Total Logistics Inc., will lease back the space from Brennan. The property is located at 2900 Granada Lane North. The acquisition was funded through a net leased joint venture with one of Arch Street Capital Advisors’ institutional clients.

October 20, 2017

Home2Suites by Hilton Opens in Lafayette, Indiana

LAFAYETTE, IND. — Home2Suites by Hilton Lafayette has opened in central western Indiana. The 93-suite hotel is designed for travelers who want to maintain their normal routine. The property features a combined laundry and fitness area, indoor pool and grill area, as well as complimentary breakfast. The hotel is located at 3838 Grace Lane near Purdue University. Kamba Hospitality owns the property and Witness Hospitality LLC will manage the hotel.

October 20, 2017

Essex Brokers $4.5M Condo Deconversion in Chicago’s Lincoln Square

CHICAGO — Essex Realty Group has brokered the sale of the Sunnyside Lane Condominiums in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood for $4.5 million. All 18 condominium units were sold to one buyer in what is known as a condo deconversion. The property, located at 4459 N. Campbell Ave., consists of 17 two-bedroom units and one one-bedroom unit. Brian Kochendorfer & Brian Karmowski of Essex represented the condo owners, while Steve Livaditis & Joe Scheck represented the undisclosed buyer...

October 20, 2017

University of Illinois to Develop $1.2B Innovation Center in Downtown Chicago

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois has unveiled plans to develop an interdisciplinary public-private research and innovation center known as the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) in Chicago. The $1.2 billion project will be situated at The 78, a mixed-use development by Related Midwest. DPI will be developed on a donated portion of the 62-acre site bordered by Roosevelt Road, Clark Street, 16th Street and the Chicago River. The facility is the first step in the development of the..

October 20, 2017

CenterPoint Properties Breaks Ground on 560,000 SF Logistics Center in Franklin Park, Illinois

FRANKLIN PARK, ILL. — CenterPoint Properties has broken ground on CenterPoint Logistics Center - O’Hare in Franklin Park, about 17 miles west of Chicago. The property, located on Seymour Avenue, will feature two speculative warehouses totaling 560,000 square feet. CenterPoint O’Hare 1 will consist of 225,891 square feet with 32-foot clear heights, 50 exterior docks and parking for 68 trailers. CenterPoint O’Hare 2 will total 333,696 square feet with 36-foot clear heights, 92 exterior..

October 19, 2017

Opus Begins Construction of 190,000 SF Office Headquarters in Wichita, Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. — The Opus Group has begun construction on a new headquarters for Cargill’s North America protein business in Wichita. The 190,000-square-foot build-to-suit is slated for completion in October 2018. The property will feature four stories of office space with a technology center, presentation kitchen, sensory center kitchen and testing booths. Up to 950 employees will work at the office. Opus Design Build is constructing the project in collaboration with Key Construction. HOK..

October 19, 2017

Berkadia Arranges Sale of 208-Unit Apartment Property in St. Charles, Illinois

ST. CHARLES, ILL. — Berkadia has arranged the sale of Ashford at St. Charles in suburban Chicago. The sales price was not disclosed. The 208-unit apartment property is located at 1690 Covington Court. The property features one- and two-bedroom units with a newly renovated clubhouse, fitness center and pool. Approximately 40 percent of the apartment units recently received upgrades. Ralph DePasquale and Alex Blagojevich of Berkadia arranged the sale on behalf of the seller, The Radco Cos. An..

October 19, 2017

MCR Acquires 120-Room Hotel in Suburban Chicago for $12.7M

MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL. — MCR has acquired the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Mount Prospect, a northwest suburb of Chicago, for $12.7 million. The 120-room hotel is located in Randhurst Village, a 1 million-square-foot, open-air lifestyle center. Opened in 2012, the property features an indoor pool, fitness center, business center and meeting space.

October 19, 2017