Myriad Factors at Play for St. Louis Industrial Market Activity

The St. Louis industrial market continues to rally after posting 22 straight quarters of positive absorption. Record leasing activity and historically low vacancy have put the region on pace to deliver another 6.5 million square feet of Class A industrial space in 2019. This is in a market that averages deliveries of approximately 2.5 million square feet annually. Current drivers engendering this industrial activity include the following. Discipline Developers in St. Louis have long been …

KSL Capital Partners Agrees to Acquire Historic Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island

MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH. — KSL Capital Partners LLC has agreed to acquire the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island from the Musser family, whose legacy with the hotel dates back over 85 years. Terms of the transaction, expected to close within the next 30 days, were not disclosed. Dan Musser III will remain chairman. The 397-room hotel is a National Historic Landmark that overlooks the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Its 660-foot long porch is the world’s longest porch, according to a …

Washington Prime Group to Develop Athletic, Entertainment Venue at Former Sears Store in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Washington Prime Group Inc. has unveiled plans to develop a four-acre athletic and entertainment venue to be named DeBartolo Commons at Southern Park Mall in Youngstown. The venue will be situated at the site of a former Sears department store. Demolition of the store has commenced. Washington Prime also plans to develop an additional entertainment area adjacent to DeBartolo Commons. Plans call for a 37,000-square-foot indoor golf center and new food and beverage offerings. …

NorthMarq Arranges Sale of 170-Unit Multifamily Portfolio in Lawrence, Kansas

LAWRENCE, KAN. — NorthMarq has arranged the sale of a 170-unit multifamily portfolio in Lawrence for an undisclosed price. The rental properties include Camson Place, Camson Villas and Camson Townhomes. Jeff Lamott of NorthMarq represented the buyer, Orozco Capital Trust, which completed a 1031 tax-deferred exchange and sold a Topeka portfolio. Kyle Tucker and John Duvall of NorthMarq arranged an undisclosed amount of acquisition financing through Fannie Mae. Wilhm Real Estate represented the …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $3.4M Sale of Retail Center in Chicago

CHICAGO — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of a 21,916-square-foot retail center in Chicago for $3.4 million. The property, occupied by Dollar Tree and One Hope United, is located at 707 E. 47th St. It is shadow anchored by a $46 million mixed-use building that includes a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Adrian Mendoza, Austin Weisenbeck and Sean Sharko marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a fund manager. A California-based family trust purchased the

Digital Marketing Agency Signs 10,000 SF Office Lease in Clayton, Missouri

CLAYTON, MO. — Anvil Analytics + Insights, a branding and digital marketing agency, has signed a multi-year lease to occupy 10,000 square feet at 7730 Carondelet in Clayton. The new space more than doubles the size of the agency’s previous location in Chesterfield. Anvil expects to occupy the new space beginning this month. Blaise Tomazic of JLL represented the tenant in the lease transaction. The landlord was not

Kroger Set to Open Downtown Cincinnati Store This Month

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. is set to open a downtown Cincinnati store on Wednesday, Sept. 25. This is the first downtown store in a half-century for the Cincinnati-based grocer, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. The new store is located at the corner of Court and Walnut streets, across from the company’s headquarters. The 45,000-square-foot, two-story store will include five restaurants within a food hall. It will be known as Kroger on the Rhine, replacing an existing Kroger store …

JLL Arranges $29.8M in Financing for Renovation of Office Property in Oak Brook, Illinois

OAK BROOK, ILL. — JLL has arranged $29.8 million in renovation financing for 2001 York Road, a 184,525-square-foot office property in Oak Brook. Christopher Carroll of JLL secured the three-year, floating-rate loan on behalf of the borrower, Pembroke IV LLC. The five-story building, located near I-88 and I-294, is fully leased. Comcast occupies the majority of the property, which was built in 1999. Specific renovation plans were not

TEI Acquires Industrial Park in Indianapolis for $6.9M

INDIANAPOLIS — Time Equities Inc. (TEI) has acquired Brookside Industrial Park in Indianapolis for $6.9 million. The Class B property spans 303,764 square feet and 10 buildings across 33.9 acres. The asset was 90 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as United Rentals, California Closets, Alloyd Supply Co. Inc., Purposeful Design, AH Furnico Inc., Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County, Agile Engineering & Manufacturing and Siddique Enterprises. Julia Evinger and Damien …

Mag Mile Capital Arranges $5.3M Acquisition Loan for 83-Room Hotel in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Mag Mile Capital has arranged a $5.4 million CMBS loan for the acquisition of an 83-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel in southeast Indianapolis. The property is located at 4650 Southport Crossing Drive near I-65. Rushi Shah and Prabhat Jayara of Mag Mile Capital arranged the fixed-rate loan on behalf of the borrower, Trivedi Hospitality. Rialto Mortgage Finance provided the 10-year, nonrecourse loan, which features a 30-year amortization