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Opus Completes 30-Story Apartment Building in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — The Opus Group has completed 365 Nicollet, a 30-story apartment building in the heart of downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall. The 370-unit property includes 9,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. Floor plans range from 520 to 3,000 square feet and units include floor-to-celling windows with quartz countertops. Amenities include an outdoor pool, yoga studio, outdoor theater, clubroom, penthouse lounge, concierge services and bike storage. The Excelsior Group is …

Alliant Provides $23M Refinancing for Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Alliant Credit Union has provided a $23 million loan for the refinancing of The Hewing Hotel in the North Loop market of Minneapolis. The 124-room boutique hotel features a restaurant called Tullibee as well as a rooftop, social club and ballroom. Ben Greazel of NKF Capital arranged the four-year loan. The borrower was not

Industrial Owners Find Success in Reinventing Flex and Showroom Spaces

The most active commercial real estate category in the Twin Cities metro area over the last several years, in terms of leasing activity and new construction sales, has been industrial product. New construction has been trending toward office warehouse and bulk buildings with higher clear heights, as tenants are implementing new racking systems and growing upward to optimize their space. On the surface, this trend may sound like it will leave behind the lower-clear height flex and office …

Montecito Buys 31,775 SF Medical Office Building in Willmar, Minnesota

WILLMAR, MINN. — Montecito Medical has purchased a Class A medical office building totaling 31,775 square feet in Willmar, a city in southwestern Minnesota. The purchase price was not disclosed. The building was constructed in 2005 as a build-to-suit for Fischer Laser Eye Center and Janning ENT. The facility includes an 8,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center where patients can receive LASIK, cataract, cornea and refractive procedures. Newmark Knight Frank brokered the sale. The seller …

Kraus-Anderson Completes Construction of $50M Middle School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

COTTAGE GROVE, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson has completed the construction of Oltman Middle School in Cottage Grove. The $50 million school opened to students this month and replaces the former school in St. Paul Park. The facility can currently accommodate as many as 1,100 students in grades 6-8 with future expansion capabilities for as many as 1,450 students. Each grade level is housed in its own two-story section of the building. Designed by architects Rego + Youngquist, the 188,000-square-foot …

Influx of Supply Begins to Impact Minneapolis Multifamily Market

Like several other markets across the country, the Twin Cities is experiencing the peak of the post-recession construction cycle. However, the traditionally tight multifamily market is in one of the best positions to absorb new units. In fact, Minneapolis-St. Paul has consistently reported one of the lowest vacancy rates in the nation due to a strong economic base and pent up demand for new units. Metro Minneapolis is the second-largest economic center in the Midwest and the local economy …

Noble, Simon Open Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel in Edina, Minnesota

EDINA, MINN. — Noble Investment Group and Simon Property Group have opened a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Edina. The 146-room hotel is located within the Southdale Center mixed-use project. The property features a business center, fitness center, pool, lobby bar and outdoor courtyard. Southdale Center is also home to a luxury apartment development. Shake Shack is slated to open this fall followed by home furnishing retailer RH next

Investcorp Acquires 56 Industrial Properties Across U.S. for $300M

NEW YORK CITY — The American investment team of Bahrain-based Investcorp has acquired 56 industrial properties totaling approximately 4.5 million square feet across seven major American markets. The purchase price was roughly $300 million. The portfolio includes nine warehouses in Minneapolis; 16 warehouse/flex buildings in Dallas; 14 warehouse/manufacturing buildings in Chicago; nine warehouse and flex buildings in Philadelphia and Delaware; five warehouse/manufacturing buildings in …

Ackerberg Purchases 26,854 SF Mixed-Use Building in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Ackerberg has purchased the Williams Pub building in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis for an undisclosed price. The 26,854-square-foot mixed-use building is located at 2909-2911 Hennepin Ave. Ackerberg plans to rename the building The Carling, as the property once housed The Carling Hotel. The new owner plans to renovate the lobby and façade in order to differentiate the office portion from the space occupied by Williams Pub. Mary Burnton and Teresa Lingg of Newmark …

Four Springs Capital Trust Acquires Two Automotive Service Properties in Minnesota, Ohio

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. AND MILFORD, OHIO — Four Springs Capital Trust (FSCT) has acquired two automotive service centers for an undisclosed price. One of the properties is a collision repair center leased to ABRA Auto Body & Glass in Bloomington, Minn. The other is a tire and service center occupied by AAA in Milford, Ohio. Sellers of the properties were not disclosed. New Jersey-based FSCT is an internally managed, private real estate investment trust focused on acquiring a portfolio of net …

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