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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

Golden Entertainment to Acquire American Casino & Entertainment Properties for $850M

LAS VEGAS — Golden Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: GDEN) has agreed to acquire American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, which owns four gaming and entertainment properties in Nevada, for $850 million. American Casino & Entertainment’s portfolio features 3,879 slot machines, 89 table games and 4,895 hotel rooms in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. Properties include: The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, featuring an 80,000-square-foot casino, 2,427 guestrooms and..

June 13, 2017

Mapletree Investments Acquires $1.6B Student Housing, Multifamily Portfolio from Kayne Anderson

LOS ANGELES — Singapore-based Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. has acquired a portfolio of eight student housing communities and four multifamily properties from Los Angeles-based Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors for $1.6 billion. The student housing portion of the portfolio consists of 3,611 beds in the United States and 140 beds in Canada. Properties include: WaHu — an 825-bed community located near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis The District at Campus West — a..

June 6, 2017

Investors View Anchored Centers as Best Source of Opportunity in Changing Retail Landscape, Real Capital Markets Reports

An evolution is taking place in the retail sector today. Big box retailers are no longer in vogue with today’s active and experience-driven consumer, and the growth of e-commerce continues to spark a need for change throughout the retail landscape. Bankruptcies and store closures may be topping the headlines, but the sentiment in the sector remains cautiously optimistic, according to Real Capital Market’s May 2017 Retail Sentiment Report. For the May report, RCM surveyed its database..

June 1, 2017

Ivanhoé Cambridge, Callahan Capital Properties Acquire 85 Broad Street in Downtown Manhattan for $650M

NEW YORK CITY — A partnership between Ivanhoé Cambridge and Callahan Capital Properties has acquired 85 Broad Street, a 1.1 million-square-foot office tower located in Manhattan’s Financial District, for $650 million. The 30-story tower recently underwent a capital improvement program, which included the renovation of existing amenities and the addition of new building services. The property amenities include a 14,000-square-foot wellness center with a yoga room, Le Pain Quotidien..

May 30, 2017

Locally Inspired Design, Restaurant Offerings Enhance the Airport Retailing Experience

Airports by and large are jumping on the “shop local” bandwagon, offering more and more locally based dining options. Airports that infuse the local character into their design and restaurant and retail offerings will likely entice travelers to stop and spend their dollars. Chicago Midway International Airport is set to undergo a major renovation of its concessions and food offerings. In February, the city council approved the ordinance authorizing a concession redevelopment and..

May 30, 2017

Hines to Develop 600,000 SF Mixed-Use Tower in Downtown Miami

MIAMI — Hines is set to break ground on 110 10th Street, a 45-story, 600,000-square-foot mixed-use tower located within Miami Worldcenter, a 27-acre development in downtown Miami. The tower will be the first Class A office building of scale constructed in Miami’s Central Business District in eight years, and will offer a mix of office space and retail. The project is located directly adjacent to Miami Worldcenter’s 360,000-square-foot retail promenade. “More companies are moving..

May 23, 2017

Joint Venture Acquires The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City for $130 Million

OKLAHOMA CITY — A joint venture between The Outlet Resource Group (TORG) and Singerman Real Estate has acquired The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City, a 400,000-square-foot retail center located in Oklahoma City, for $130 million. The mall is the only outlet center in the state of Oklahoma, according to TORG. The center — which opened in 2011 — is home to more than 90 retail outlets, including Nike, Vera Bradley, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Disney, Forever 21, The..

May 2, 2017

Food, Fitness, Entertainment Firms Will Save Houston Shopping Centers, Says InterFace Panel

HOUSTON — As brick-and-mortar retailers such as Sears, Macy’s and hhgregg continue to shutter stores throughout the country at a furious pace, Houston developers are rapidly warming to the idea of anchoring their shopping centers with restaurants, fitness centers and entertainment-based businesses. Retail executives throughout the Houston area convened at the InterFace Houston Retail conference on April 18 to discuss the impact of this trend and others on the metro’s retail real estate..

April 27, 2017

Joint Venture Breaks Ground on $79M Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Odessa, Texas

ODESSA, TEXAS — A joint venture between the City of Odessa, Eofficial Enterprises and Gatehouse Capital has broken ground on a Marriott Hotel and conference center in Odessa. The development will include a seven-story, 218-room hotel, 67,500-square-foot conference center, 365-stall parking garage and full-service Starbucks Coffee. Plans also include the refurbishment of Ector Theater, a historic performance and event venue originally built in 1951. The theater is located next to the new..

April 25, 2017