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Kraus-Anderson Set to Break Ground on New Hospital Wing at Hutchinson Health in Minnesota

HUTCHINSON, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson is scheduled to break ground on a new hospital wing at Hutchinson Health in Minnesota on Monday, April 1. The one-year construction project will expand the hospital’s footprint by more than 17,000 square feet and will include 18 new patient rooms that are twice as big as the current rooms. Wold Architects and Engineers designed the expansion. Hutchinson Health, a part of HealthPartners, is located about 60 miles west of Minneapolis. The hospital currently …

WPT Industrial REIT Acquires U.S. Logistics Portfolio for $226M

TORONTO — WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly traded company based in Toronto, has increased its U.S. holdings by agreeing to acquire a 13-property logistics portfolio for approximately US$226 million. The industrial buildings total 2.2 million square feet and are situated in infill submarkets across the United States. The property names and addresses were not disclosed, but WPT says the portfolio will increase its scale in Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. The …

To Attract and Retain Tenants, Office Landlords Get Creative in Minneapolis

Stakes are rising in the war for talent, and employers are using amenity-rich real estate to win the hearts and minds of the brightest young recruits. Determined to outflank the competition, companies are increasingly focused on occupying buildings with the best available on-site features, proximity to nearby amenities, and the elusive “cool” factor.  Competition escalates To heed the call for better offerings, landlords in Minneapolis have begun to offer unconventional …

Law Firm Signs Lease Renewal, Plans Renovation at IDS Center in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Briggs and Morgan, a full-service law firm, has signed a 93,000-square-foot lease renewal at IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. The firm plans to fully renovate its space, which is located on floors 22 through 25. Plans call for a more modern, open and collaborative space. Briggs and Morgan employs 250 people. Paul Donovan, Jaclyn May, Jeremy Striffler, Jennifer Stumm and Sherry Cushman of Cushman & Wakefield brokered the lease transaction. MP Johnson Construction Inc. and …

Money360 Provides $8.6M Refinancing for Mixed-Use Property in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, MINN. — Money360 has provided an $8.6 million bridge loan for the refinancing of a mixed-use property in St. Paul. The building spans 156,671 square feet. The three-year, recourse loan features a loan-to-value ratio of 58.8 percent. The borrower was not

Midas Hospitality Opens Second Hotel in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

BROOKLYN PARK, MINN. — Midas Hospitality has opened a 107-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Brooklyn Park, its second hotel within the city. The nearly 58,000-square-foot hotel is part of a $28 million development. The property includes suites with fully equipped kitchens designed for extended-stay use. Amenities include an indoor pool, meeting room, fitness area and patio. MC Hotel Construction served as the general

Upland Arranges $4.6M Sale of Retail Center in Waconia, Minnesota

WACONIA, MINN. — Upland Real Estate Group Inc. has arranged the sale of Waconia Crossing for $4.6 million. The newly constructed retail center is situated on Highway 5, approximately 35 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The sale includes a freestanding Dollar Tree and a property occupied by Starbucks, Sport Clips, AT&T and Qdoba for a total of 16,695 square feet. Keith Sturm, Deborah Vannelli and Amanda Leathers of Upland represented the seller. The buyer completed a 1031 …

A&G Realty Completes Auction of Several Properties Formerly Owned by The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.

ILLINOIS, IOWA AND MICHIGAN — Real estate advisory and brokerage firm A&G Realty Partners has announced the results of its Jan. 28 bankruptcy auction of the final department store properties formerly owned by The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. The stores, located in the Midwest, formerly operated under the Bergner’s Carson’s, Younkers, Elder-Beerman and Bon-Ton names. In Coralville, Iowa, a home furnishings retailer acquired the 98,458-square-foot Younkers at Coral Ridge Mall. Mall …

Norhart to Open 91-Unit Apartment Community in Forest Lake, Minnesota

FOREST LAKE, MINN. — Norhart has unveiled plans to open Encore Apartments, a 91-unit apartment community in Forest Lake, about 30 miles north of Minneapolis. The four-story property will be located at the corner of 4th Street and 11th Avenue. Amenities will include an Internet café, fitness center, sky lounge, community room, outdoor firepit and dog run. Prospective residents will be able to tour the apartment at their convenience through a mobile app. Residents will also be able to monitor …

Apple Hospitality REIT Acquires Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel in St. Paul for $31.7M

ST. PAUL, MINN. — Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. has acquired the 160-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown St. Paul for $31.7 million. The property, which opened in November 2016, is located across the street from Xcel Energy Center and within five miles of the recently opened Allianz Field. Apple Hospitality acquired the asset from a subsidiary of Vista

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