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Cinemark to Open 12-Screen Theater Near Portland, Maine

WESTBROOK, MAINE — Cinemark Holdings Inc., a publicly traded owner-operator of movie theaters, will open a 12-screen venue within the Rock Row mixed-use development in Westbrook, Maine, a western suburb of Portland. The theater, which will be built from the ground up, is scheduled to open in spring 2021. All auditoriums will feature oversized recliners with footrests and cup holders, as well as wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems. Rock Row, a 100-acre development by Waterstone …

URS Acquires Opportunity Zone Land in Portland, Maine for 256-Unit Apartment Project

PORTLAND, MAINE — Huntington, New York-based URS Capital Partners has acquired seven acres within a qualified opportunity zone in Portland, Maine, for the development of a 256-unit multifamily project. Local lender Bar Harbor Bank provided an undisclosed amount of construction financing for the project, the groundbreaking of which is slated to occur this month. Following stabilization of the property, URS plans to hold the asset for 10 years. Opportunity zone legislation provides tax breaks …

HFF Provides Financing for 565-Unit Seniors Housing Portfolio in New England

MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS and NEW HAMPSHIRE — HFF has provided an undisclosed amount of financing for a portfolio of eight seniors housing properties totaling 565 units in New England. Northbridge Strategic Senior Housing Fund II was the borrower. Freddie Mac provided the capital, and HFF will service the loans. The intended use of the proceeds was not disclosed. The properties in the portfolio are Avita of Brunswick in Brunswick, Maine; Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook, Maine; Avita of Wells in …

Hunt Capital Provides $2.1M Tax Credit Financing for Affordable Housing Project in Maine

INDIAN ISLAND, MAINE— Hunt Capital Partners has provided $2.1 million in federal low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) equity financing for the construction of Penobscot Elder Homes. The community will be located on Indian Island within the Penobscot Nation Reservation, approximately 12 miles northeast of Bangor. The development will provide 24 affordable housing apartments for seniors. Penobscot Elder Homes is Hunt Capital Partners’ 11th LIHTC investment in Indian Country and Penobscot …

AAM 15 Acquires Embassy Suites Hotel in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, MAINE — AAM 15 Management has acquired the Embassy Suites of Portland, Maine, a 119-room hotel in Portland. The price was undisclosed. Located nearby the Portland Jetport, the hotel includes a full-service restaurant and lobby bar, as well as 2,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel’s lobby was recently renovated. AAM 15 plans to further improve the remaining public space, guest rooms, exterior, pool and fitness. The seller was not

Why Southern Maine’s Industrial Market is Headed for Rockier 2019

My mind wandered recently on a long drive, as it often does. I had the music going and, in typical Maine fashion, cell phone coverage was spotty.  It was nice to effortlessly jump from thoughts of the upcoming holiday season with my young kids, to my 20-year high school reunion and old friends, to the promise of another long playoff run by my beloved Patriots.  But as I passed commercial buildings and warehouses, my attention drifted to the bricks and mortar of the metro Portland …

HFF Brokers Sale of Hotel Development Site in Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, MAINE — HFF has brokered the sale of a hotel development site at the former Rufus Deering Lumber Co. in Portland. The sales price was not disclosed. The planned six-story, 112,439-square-foot, Aloft-branded hotel will feature 155 rooms as well as restaurants, meeting space and a fitness center. The property’s location in downtown Portland is adjacent to the historic Old Port and Waterfront districts of the city and within walking distance of numerous restaurants, art galleries and …

Cushman & Wakefield Brokers Sale of Two-Building Office Complex in New Jersey

HAMILTON, N.J. — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of Ibis Plaza, a two-building office complex in Hamilton. The price was not disclosed. Located at 3525-2525 Quakerbridge Road, the 119,000-square-foot property is currently 88 percent occupied by approximately 75 tenants. The building also features a 6,700-square-foot event venue available for rent to both tenants and off-site organizations. Cushman & Wakefield’s New Jersey capital markets team represented the seller, a …

PGIM Provides $9.9M HUD Financing Package for Retirement Campus in Maine

FALMOUTH, MAINE — PGIM Real Estate Finance has originated a financing package totaling $9.9 million for OceanView at Falmouth, an 80-acre seniors housing campus in the Portland suburb of Falmouth. Sea Coast Management Co. owns the property, which features 42 custom-designed homes, 57 cottages, 118 independent living apartments and a 30-bed memory care facility. The financing includes two HUD healthcare loans and each is for a different property on the campus. A $4.4 million loan will be …

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $6.4M Sale of Retail Center in Maine

STANDISH, MAINE — Marcus & Millichap has negotiated the $6.4 million sale of Colonial Marketplace, a retail center in Standish. Located at 111 Ossipee Trail, the property is approximately 17 miles west of Portland. Preet Sabharwal, Zachary Weiss and Richard Dorfman of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a private investor, in the transaction. The buyer was undisclosed. Hannaford Supermarket has anchored the retail center for more than 25

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