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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Sells Grand Hotel Minneapolis for $30M

MINNEAPOLIS — Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has sold the 140-room Grand Hotel Minneapolis for $30 million. The sale includes the hotel and its 57,000-square-foot fitness center, which is leased to a third-party tenant until June 2019. Proceeds from the sale will be utilized for general business purposes, which may include reducing the company’s outstanding debt, according to Pebblebrook. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, part of the Intercontinental Hotels Group umbrella, operates the …

Accesso Acquires Pair of Office Towers Near Minneapolis for $115.5M

ST. LOUIS PARK, MINN. — Accesso Partners LLC has acquired The Towers at West End, a pair of Class A office towers in St. Louis Park, for $115.5 million. The nine-story towers span 497,234 square feet and are located just west of Minneapolis. The largest tenants include MoneyGram Payment System, Concur Technologies and Magenic Technologies. Current occupancy is 84 percent. Amenities include a fitness room, yoga studio, conference center, tenant lounge and café. Accesso plans to make some …

Artis REIT Acquires Prime Therapeutics Headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota for $98.5M

EAGAN, MINN. — Artis REIT, one of the largest diversified commercial real estate investment trusts in Canada,has acquired the Prime Therapeutics headquarters in Eagan for $98.5 million. The sale includes the first two phases of the facility at 2900 Ames Crossing Road within the Boulder Lake Business Park. A 225,000-square-foot building was completed in September, while a 160,000-square-foot building is slated for completion in 2019. Ryan Watts, Sonja Dusil, Tom Holtz and Judd Welliver of CBRE …

Brickstone Partners, KMK Capital to Develop 200-Unit Apartment Community in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Brickstone Partners Inc. and KMK Capital, in partnership with Deutsche Finance America, are developing LakeHaus, a 200-unit apartment community on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. The eight-story project will be situated on a 1.7-acre site at 3100 W. Lake St. The unit mix includes 36 studios, 85 one-bedroom units, 74 two-bedroom units and five penthouses. Amenities will include a rooftop swimming pool, clubroom, fitness center, lobby with coffee bistro, courtyards and grilling …

JRK Investors Acquires 698-Unit Apartment Community in Richfield, Minnesota

RICHFIELD, MINN. — JRK Investors Inc. has acquired The Concierge, a 698-unit apartment community in Richfield. The purchase price was not disclosed. The property is located at 7600-7720 Penn Ave. in suburban Minneapolis. Originally built in 1968, the property spans six buildings and 457,620 square feet. Amenities include a pool, sun deck, fitness center, golf simulator and rock climbing wall. Keith Collins, Abe Appert, Ted Abramson and Ike Hoffman of CBRE represented the seller, MSP …

Opus, Hillcrest Complete 161,000 SF Industrial Build-to-Suit in Minneapolis Suburb

COTTAGE GROVE, MINN. — The Opus Group and Hillcrest Development LLLP have completed a 161,000-square-foot industrial build-to-suit on behalf of North Star Sheets in Cottage Grove. The producer of corrugated paper products will occupy the entire facility for its manufacturing needs. The rail-served building is the first within a 38-acre industrial development known as Southeast Industrial Park that is located just south of Highway 61. Hillcrest owns the

Lupe Development to Break Ground on Affordable Housing Project in Minneapolis This Spring

MINNEAPOLIS — Lupe Development Partners plans to break ground on an affordable housing project in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis this spring. The start date for construction was unveiled after Lupe received a $1.2 million grant from the Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities Demonstration Account and a $2.4 million loan from the Minneapolis City Council’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The first of the two buildings will be located at 410 W. Lake St. and will include 111 …

Tutor Perini, C.S. McCrossan Awarded $799.5M Light Rail Project in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — A joint venture between a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Tutor Perini Corp. (NYSE: TPC) and Minnesota-based C.S. McCrossan has been awarded a $799.5 million construction contract from the Metropolitan Council for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project in Minneapolis. According to local media sources, the project carries a total price tag of about $2 billion, about half of which stems from federal funding. In addition, the project could create as many as 7,500 construction …

KeyBank Originates $39.5M Construction Financing for Affordable Housing Project in Minnetonka, Minnesota

MINNETONKA, MINN. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has originated $39.5 million in construction financing for Legends of Minnetonka, an affordable housing property in Minnetonka. The project will consist of six stories and 262 age-restricted units. All of the units will be restricted to those earning up to 60 percent of the area median income. KeyBank provided a $32.4 million Freddie Mac tax-exempt loan and a taxable tail of $7.1 million. Jeff Rodman of KeyBank originated the fixed-rate …

R2, Skydeck Acquire 11-Building Office Portfolio in Minneapolis, Milwaukee

MINNEAPOLIS AND MILWAUKEE — R2 Cos. and Skydeck LLC have acquired an 11-building, 525,000-square-foot office portfolio in Minneapolis and Milwaukee. The Minneapolis properties are located in the Northeast Arts District. Tenants include Blu Dot, Tactile Medical, Anagram International, Object Partners, AON, Sociable Cider Werks, Bauhaus Brew Labs and Dogwood Coffee.The Milwaukee property is The Tannery, a creative office campus in the Walker’s Point submarket. Advocate Aurora Health anchors …

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