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Natixis Provides $270M Refinancing for JW Marriott Chicago

CHICAGO — Natixis has provided a $270 million refinancing for the JW Marriott Chicago, a luxury hotel located within The Loop in downtown Chicago. Daniel Burnham designed the property in the early 1900s. It served as the Continental and Commercial National Bank Building for many years. In 2010, the first 12 floors of the building were transformed into a 610-room hotel. Architectural firm Lucien Lagrange & Associates led the $396 million restoration. The hotel offers amenities..

August 22, 2017

The ‘Space’ Age Of Retail – Integrating Technology into Today’s Shopping Center

It was not so long ago that the actual merchandise was the focal point of most malls and shopping centers throughout the country. Technology, social media and the rise of a new generation has changed that focus. Or, at least, altered that focus, blurring the lines between products and services, retail and entertainment and ecommerce and bricks and mortar. Nowadays, shopping centers and the store brands that inhabit them must be much more. In fact, many are now tasked with being all things to..

August 22, 2017

JLL Secures $221.3M Loan for Acquisition of 2.2 MSF Office Campus in Metro Kansas City

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — JLL has secured $221.3 million in acquisition financing for the majority of Corporate Woods, a 2.2 million-square-foot office campus located roughly 11 miles outside Kansas City in Overland Park. The borrower was an affiliate of Group RMC Corp. The acquisition includes 22 of the 29 buildings that make up Corporate Woods. Seven buildings on the property, including the Doubletree Hotel, are under separate ownership and were not included in the sale. Adam Schwartz,..

August 15, 2017

The Praedium Group Acquires 300-Unit Multifamily Community in Jacksonville for $57M

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — The Praedium Group has acquired The Views at Harbortown, a 300-unit multifamily community located in Jacksonville, for $57 million. The property was built in 2015, offering a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units with kitchen islands, walk-in closets, granite countertops and in-unit washers and dryers. Community amenities include a clubhouse with lounge areas and a billiard room; sundeck with wi-fi; two resort-style swimming pools with cabanas; a cyber lounge..

August 8, 2017

Harbert Management Corp. Acquires Ownership Stake in 628,000 SF Mixed-Use Development in Phoenix

PHOENIX — Harbert Management Corp. has acquired an ownership stake in High Street, a 628,000-square-foot mixed-use development located in Phoenix. Although the sales price was not disclosed, the buyer received a $93.5 million acquisition loan to fund the transaction. The property occupies 24.9 acres at 5100-5450 E. High St. along Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix, and features 88 multifamily units; 174,705 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment; and 330,369 square feet of office..

August 1, 2017

Fashion Retailer Michael Kors to Acquire Jimmy Choo for $1.35B

NEW YORK CITY — Global fashion retailer Michael Kors has agreed to acquire Jimmy Choo, a London-based luxury footwear and accessories brand, for approximately $1.35 billion. Jimmy Choo PLC (LON: CHOO) has approximately 150 company-operated retail stores, 560 multi-brand locations and more than 60 franchise stores in locations worldwide. The company has a strong presence in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. With this acquisition, Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS)..

July 25, 2017

Lincoln Property Co., Alcion Ventures Break Ground on $141.6M Phase I of Creative Office Campus in California

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF. — Lincoln Property Co. and Alcion Ventures have broken ground on Phase I of FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy, a 38-acre creative office campus located within the master-planned community of Tustin Legacy in Orange County. ACORE Capital and iStar Inc. recently provided the joint venture with $141.6 million in construction financing for the initial phase of the development. Mark Wintner and Doug Bond of HFF secured the three-year loan on behalf of the borrowers. The mixed-use..

July 18, 2017

Madison Realty Provides $270M Construction Financing for 1 MSF Mixed-Use Development in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Madison Realty Capital (MRC) has provided $270 million in construction financing for the development of a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use project at the former Rheingold Brewery site in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. The developer, Brooklyn-based All Year Management, previously received a bridge loan for site acquisition and pre-development on the project from MRC. Construction is currently underway. The Rheingold Brewery opened in 1883, and was the eighth largest..

July 11, 2017

Regional Malls Live On Through Reimagining, Repurposing, says Transwestern

We’ve all been subject to the doom and gloom reports surrounding the retail sector. E-commerce is going to be the end of brick-and-mortar retail; retailers are going bankrupt; regional malls are no longer viable. While some of this talk is true — the retail sector is undoubtedly undergoing an evolution — statistics on malls tell a more positive story, according to a recent report by Transwestern. The report — "Why Mall Reuse is Just Beginning" — opens with the fact that regional..

July 6, 2017

Lerner Enterprises Secures $200M Financing for 17-Story Office Tower in Virginia

TYSONS, VA. — Lerner Enterprises has received $200 million in permanent financing for 1775 Tysons Boulevard, a 17-story office tower located in Tysons, Virginia. The developer, Lerner, delivered the property in late 2016. The 476,000-square-foot office tower is LEED Platinum certified, and features a state-of-the-art fitness center, conference center, café, indoor and outdoor social areas, and an onsite Fogo de Chão restaurant. Tenants at the property include EY, DXC Technology and..

June 20, 2017