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Centurion Breaks Ground on $1B Mixed-Use Development in Farmers Branch

FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS — Centurion American Development Co. and the City of Farmers Branch have broken ground on Mercer Crossing, a $1 billion mixed-use development in Farmers Branch, a northern suburb of Dallas. Situated on 370 acres at the corner of Luna Road and Whittington Lane, the property will include more than 2,250 apartments, a 48-acre office park, hotel, amphitheater and retail space.    

March 22, 2017

RED Development Secures 68,000 SF Lease for Law Firm in Dallas

DALLAS — RED Development has secured a 68,000-square-foot lease for international law firm Akin Gump at The Union Dallas, an 800,000-square-foot mixed-use development located at the intersection of Field and Cedar Streets in downtown Dallas. The project consists of a 22-story office tower, in which the firm has leased three floors, as well as a 23-story, 309-unit apartment building and a 60,000-square-foot Tom Thumb grocery store. The property, which is scheduled for a 2018 delivery, is now..

March 22, 2017

HFF Arranges Acquisition Financing for 209-Unit Multifamily Property in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — HFF has arranged an undisclosed amount of acquisition financing for The Venue at Hometown, a 209-unit, Class A multifamily property located at 9012 Courtenay St in Fort Worth. Cortney Cole and Steve Heldenfels of HFF arranged the seven-year loan, which features a 4.06 percent fixed interest rate, on behalf of Venterra Realty, a Houston-based management firm. At the time of the loan closing, the property, which includes a pool, fitness center and business center, was 94..

March 22, 2017

Energy Firm Leases 127,724 SF in Downtown Houston

HOUSTON — Targa Resources Group, a publicly traded midstream energy company, has leased 127,724 square feet of office space at 811 Louisiana St. The Class A, 577,735-square-foot office tower is located in Houston’s Central Business District. Tim Relyea, Chad Beck, David Guion and Morgan Relyea of Cushman & Wakefield represented the unspecified landlord in the transaction. Chip Colvill, Paula Bruns and Damon Thames of Colvill Office Properties represented Targa Resources Group.

March 22, 2017

NorthMarq Arranges Refinancing for 346-Unit Multifamily Complex in Spring, Texas

SPRING, TEXAS — NorthMarq Capital has arranged the refinancing of Alexan Auburn Lakes, a 346-unit multifamily property located at 6000 W. Rayford Road in Spring, about 25 miles north of Houston. Kerry French of NorthMarq structured the transaction with a seven-year term featuring two years of interest-only payments and a 30-year amortization schedule. Freddie Mac provided the funds.

March 22, 2017

Winter Construction Breaks Ground on $70M Marriott Hotel in Midtown Atlanta

ATLANTA — Winter Construction has broken ground on a 266,000-square-foot hotel by Marriott, located on 14th Street near the intersection of Peachtree Street in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood. The hotel will be dual branded as AC Hotel, which will comprise 133 rooms, and Moxy Hotel, which will offer 155 rooms. The hotels will share several levels of parking and a rooftop pool and bar. Cooper Carry Inc. designed the $70 million project; Noble Investment Group is the developer.

March 22, 2017

Beasley Negotiates $14.9M Sale of 775,864 SF Industrial Park in Greater Orlando

WINTER HAVEN, FLA. — Beasley Real Estate Services has completed the sale of Central Florida Business Park, a 775,864-square-foot industrial property located at 5300 Recker Highway in the Orlando suburb of Winter Haven. Situated on 52 acres, the property spans nine buildings ranging in size from 2,400 square feet to 297,000 square feet. Fred Beasley of Beasley Real Estate represented the seller, Legacy Capital Partners, a private equity investor based in Boulder, Colo., in the transaction...

March 22, 2017

Eastern Equity Arranges $12M in Acquisition Equity for 320-Unit Community in Metro D.C.

GREENBELT, MD. — Eastern Equity Advisors has arranged $12 million in equity on behalf of Blue Ocean Realty, a Maryland-based management company, for the acquisition of The Hanover Apartments, with securities offered through Palladium Capital Advisors. Located at 7232 Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt, Md., a northeastern suburb of Washington, D.C., the garden-style property has 320 units. Marc Belsky of Eastern Equity arranged the equity. Meridian Capital sourced an undisclosed amount of..

March 22, 2017

Berkadia Closes $10.75M Sale of 181-Unit Multifamily Property in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Berkadia, an investment sales and advisory firm, has finalized the sale of Belmont Hill Apartments, a 181-unit apartment complex located at 240 Martin Road in Huntsville. David Wilson of Berkadia represented the seller, Boston-based Stratford Management Co., in the transaction. HKSK, a Brooklyn-based corporation, purchased the property, which was 82 percent occupied at the time of sale.

March 22, 2017

MCR Completes Renovation of Hampton Inn by Hilton in Dunn, N.C.

DUNN, N.C. — MCR Development LLC, a hotel owner-operator, has completed renovation of the Hampton Inn by Hilton Dunn, a 120-room, select-service hotel located along the I-95 corridor in Dunn, approximately 40 miles south of Raleigh. The renovations included new landscaping, the addition of LED lighting to the exterior, a fresh painting and with new beds and furniture.

March 22, 2017