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The Statler Hotel Reopens in Dallas Following $255M Redevelopment

DALLAS — The Statler Hotel, an iconic hotel located in downtown Dallas, has reopened as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton following a $255 million redevelopment. The 19-story hotel originally opened in 1956 as one of Conrad Hilton’s first convention properties. Owned and redeveloped by Centurion American Development Group, the hotel offers 219 luxury residences, 159 guest rooms, restaurants and retail. Amenities at The Statler include a rooftop pool; 33,000 square feet of meeting..

October 17, 2017

ARA Newmark Brokers $141.5M Sale of 218-Unit Multifamily Community in Denver

DENVER — ARA Newmark has brokered the $141.5 million sale of Steele Creek, a 218-unit luxury multifamily community located in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver. The community offers studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Shared amenities include a rooftop deck with an infinity pool, spa, fireplace, cabanas, daybeds, high-end grills and dining areas; a clubroom with billiards and a virtual golf/sports simulator; and a business lounge. The property also features ground-floor retail..

October 10, 2017

CBRE Global Investors Acquires 940,564 SF Office Campus in Silicon Valley on Behalf of JV

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — CBRE Global Investors has acquired The Campus @ 3333 – Phase III, a 940,564-square-foot, four-building office campus located at 3333 Scott Blvd. in Santa Clara. Situated within the prestigious Silicon Valley district, the property was acquired on behalf of a joint venture between Korea Post and another undisclosed client. The sales price and seller were undisclosed, but media outlets are reporting that Menlo Equities and Beacon Capital Partners, co-developers of The..

October 3, 2017

Investcorp Acquires Six-Property Multifamily Portfolio in Florida, Arizona for $350M

ORLANDO, FLA., JACKSONVILLE, FLA., AND PHOENIX — The U.S. real estate investment arm of Investcorp has acquired six multifamily properties in Florida and Arizona for $350 million. Acquisitions include Highpoint Club and Montevista at Windermere, which together total 708 units in Orlando; Aqua Deerwood, a 616-unit, garden-style community located in the Southside neighborhood of Jacksonville; and Arcadia Cove, Tuscany Palms and Midtown on Main, which total 1,486 units in the Phoenix..

September 26, 2017

Toys ‘R’ Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

WAYNE, N.J. — Toys ”R” Us Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, Sept. 18. The company’s Canadian subsidiary also plans to seek protection in parallel proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. No store closings have yet been announced in conjunction with the filing. The Wayne, N.J.-based toy retailer’s approximately 1,600 Toys ”R” Us and Babies ”R” Us locations will continue to operate..

September 19, 2017

Cronheim Mortgage Secures $117.5M Financing for Madison Farms Mixed-Use Development in Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM, PA. — Cronheim Mortgage has secured $117.5 million in permanent and construction financing for Madison Farms, a mixed-use development in Bethlehem, located north of Philadelphia and west of New York City. The development, upon completion, will feature 152,000 square feet of retail anchored by a 67,400-square-foot ShopRite; a two-story, Class A medical office building occupied by the Lehigh Valley Health Network; and 570 luxury one- and two-bedroom residential units across 15..

September 12, 2017

Joint Venture Receives $1.5B Construction Financing for 50 Hudson Yards Office Tower in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — A joint venture between Related Cos., Oxford Properties Group and Mitsui Fudosan America Inc. has received $1.5 billion in construction financing for 50 Hudson Yards, a 58-story office tower located within the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s West Side. The joint venture has also committed $2.3 billion, bringing the total planned construction costs to $3.8 billion. Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Bank of China and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. served as co-lead..

September 5, 2017

EdR, Northern Michigan University Open First Phase of $75.4M On-Campus Housing Development

MARQUETTE, MICH.  — A public-private partnership between EdR (NYSE: EDR) and Northern Michigan University has opened The Woods, a 417-bed living-learning community located on the university’s campus in Marquette. The property is the first phase of a $75.4 million, 1,229-bed development scheduled for full delivery in 2018. The community features robust internet and wi-fi capabilities, classrooms, study rooms, television lounges and laundry facilities. A large patio area, fireplace and an..

August 29, 2017

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 have 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