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Vesper Acquires Student Housing Community Near University of Delaware for $48M

NEWARK, DEL. — Vesper Holdings has acquired The Retreat at Newark, a 597-bed student housing community located near the University of Delaware campus in Newark, for $48 million. The property offers a mix of one-, two-, four- and five-bedroom units. Shared amenities include a basketball court, clubhouse, fitness center, tanning beds, a golf simulator, outdoor grilling areas, a pool, hot tub and a computer lounge. TSB Realty brokered the sale of the property on behalf of an undisclosed seller. …

Axilla Capital Arranges $12M CMBS Loan to Refinance Hotel in Delaware

REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL. — Axilla Capital, a Michigan-based finance and advisory firm, has arranged a $12 million CMBS loan. The funds will refinance a Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel in the coastal Delaware city of Rehoboth Beach. Joel Mazur and Tom Fleming of Axilla arranged the loan, which carries a fixed interest rate below 5 percent and a 10-year term, on behalf of an undisclosed borrower. The lender was also

Capital One Provides $68M Loan for Office Redevelopment Project in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, DEL. — Capital One has provided a $68 million loan for the redevelopment of a portion of the former office campus of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Delaware. The borrower, Brandywine Investment Group II, acquired the site in 2017 in a sale-leaseback deal and will use the new proceeds to fund construction of a 1,373-space parking garage, as well as to fund tenant improvements and leasing commissions. The loan, which features a five-year term and an adjustable …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers Sale of 50,590 SF Retail Property in Delaware

MILLSBORO, DEL. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of Nanticoke Crossing, a 50,590-square-foot retail property in Millsboro. The sales price was undisclosed. The fully occupied property is anchored by supermarket chain Weis Markets. Nanticoke Crossing was the first shopping center developed along the John G. Williams Highway retail corridor in Millsboro. Chris Burnham and Dean Zang of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a local family, in the transaction. The buyer was …

Excel Group Acquires Residence Inn Wilmington Downtown in Delaware

WILMINGTON, DEL. —Real estate investment firm Excel Group has acquired the 96-room Residence Inn Wilmington Downtown in Wilmington. The sales price was undisclosed. Located at 1300 N. Market St., the property opened this year and is the first new hotel in downtown Wilmington in more than 20 years. The purchase is the fourth major transaction for Excel Group in 2018, representing a total transaction volume of more than $100 million. The property is an all-suite hotel that offers studio and …

Harvey Hanna Begins Redevelopment of Former General Motors Plant in Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, DEL. — Harvey Hanna & Associates and partner Boxwood Industrial Park LLC have begun the redevelopment of a former General Motors plant in Wilmington. The demolition of the 3 million-square-foot property is the first step of the redevelopment into a business and distribution campus. The project will include 3 million square feet of commercial space spread across four buildings. The demolition of the former plant is expected to take 10 to 12 months, with a significant amount of …

Wye Realty Arranges $1.7M Sale of Office Building in Wilmington, Delaware

WILMINGTON, DEL. — Wye Realty Advisors has arranged the $1.7 million sale of a 7,550-square-foot office building in Wilmington. Located at 400 Delaware Ave., the property is fully leased to two tenants, including a Bank of America branch, which was under construction at the time of sale. Wye Realty represented the seller, 400 Delaware Ave. LLC, in the transaction. The buyer was Brantwyn

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 …

Grandbridge Arranges $14.5M Refinancing for Multifamily Community in Delaware

WILMINGTON, DEL. — Grandbridge Real Estate Capital has arranged a $14.5 million refinancing of Brandywine Apartments, a 444-unit multifamily community in Wilmington. Built in 1978, Brandywine Apartments is made up of 37, three-story, garden-style apartment buildings on 25 acres. Grandbridge arranged a 20-year, fully amortizing loan through a life insurance company for the undisclosed

MacKenzie Arranges Sale of 35,500 SF Facility Occupied by Harley-Davidson Dealership in Delaware

NEW CASTLE, DEL. — MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services has arranged the sale of 2160 New Castle Avenue, a 35,500-square-foot commercial property on 5.7 acres in New Castle, five miles south of Wilmington. The sales price was not disclosed. The seller, Rommel Harley-Davidson, is an operator of multiple Harley-Davidson dealerships throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Rommel Harley-Davidson will transition the New Castle operations to a recently announced new dealership to be built in …

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