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AQUILA Nears Completion of 225,000 SF Spec Office Building in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — AQUILA Commercial is nearing completion of The Preserve at 620, a 225,000-square-foot speculative office building located at 8201 North FM 620 in northwest Austin. The single-story building is slated to be complete before year’s end and has roughly 185,000 square feet still available for lease. Amenities at The Preserve at 620 include a fitness center, sports court and open courtyard spaces. Tech firm Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS) has preleased 40,000 square feet at …

Merchant & Gould to Relocate Minneapolis Office

MINNEAPOLIS — Merchant & Gould, a full-service intellectual property law firm, has unveiled plans to relocate its Minneapolis office from the IDS Center to Fifth Street Towers. The firm will occupy 40,246 square feet on the 21st and 22nd floors beginning in August 2019. Paul Donovan, Jaclyn May and Jeremy Striffler of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the lease transaction. Jennifer Stumm of Cushman & Wakefield will oversee the buildout of the space on the client’s …

Startups, Millennials Drive Strong Fundamentals for Columbus Office Market

The Columbus office market continues to be diverse and thriving as the city becomes an economic hub in the Midwest. With a population that has grown to over 2.1 million people, and the eighth largest millennial population, Columbus has developed varied markets including concentrations in automotive, data centers, fashion/apparel, finance/insurance, food, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, R&D, beauty, retail/e-commerce and technology. Columbus boasts 14 Fortune 1000 headquarters and …

Wilshire Skyline, Kings Arch Break Ground for Adaptive Reuse of Office Building in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. — Wilshire Skyline, in partnership with Kings Arch Inc., has broken ground on the restoration and adaptive reuse of a landmarked building located at 1305 Second St. in Santa Monica. KFA designed the renovation of the three-story building that was built in 1914. The project will provide new spaces for commercial office tenants. Exterior renovations will include adding ground-floor window awnings, providing new landscaping around the property and rehabilitating the …

Cawley Partners to Develop 168,000 SF Spec Office Building in Metro Dallas

COPPELL, TEXAS — Dallas-based Cawley Partners will develop The Braun on Belt Line, a 168,000-square-foot office building that will be located in Coppell, a northern suburb of Dallas. The four-story property, which marks Phase I of a larger office development, is being built on a speculative basis. Amenities will include a conference center, patio lounge and a fitness center. Gensler designed the project, which is slated for a third-quarter 2020

Assurance to Relocate Headquarters to Schaumburg, Illinois

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — Assurance Agency Ltd. has signed a 75,000-square-foot office lease to relocate its headquarters to Woodfield Preserve Office Center in Schaumburg. Bill Elwood and Rob Graham of CBRE represented the landlord, Zeller Realty Group (ZRG), in the lease transaction. Jesse Van Dyke of JLL represented Assurance, which will relocate to the property in 2019. The independent insurance brokerage firm will occupy a portion of the first floor and the entire sixth floor. ZRG has …

R2 Cos. Purchases 253,022 SF Office Complex in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — R2 Cos. has purchased The Tannery, a six-building, 253,022-square-foot office complex on Virginia Street in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. The purchase price was not disclosed. Ned Purtell and Scott Revolinski of Founders 3 Real Estate Services represented the seller, SARA Investment Real Estate. The property is home to several tenants, including Aurora Healthcare, Great Lakes Distillery and Springfield

New Development, Emerging Submarkets Shift Manhattan’s Office Landscape

Bolstered by New York City’s growing and diversified economy, Manhattan’s office market continued to hum along during the second quarter, if at a slower pace than earlier in 2018. Technology, advertising, media and information (TAMI) companies are looking at in-demand submarkets such as Chelsea and Midtown South, where the bulk of new development is underway. Some financial firms are contemplating a move to the Hudson Yards neighborhood, where more than 9 million square feet of space is …

NKF Capital Markets Arranges $250M Refinancing for Office Portfolio in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — NKF Capital Markets has arranged the $250 million refinancing of a two-building office portfolio in Manhattan’s financial district. Located at 80-90 Maiden Lane, the adjacent properties include a combined 610,000 square feet of office space. Both properties have been recently renovated. Dustin Stolly and Jordan Roeschlaub of NFK Capital Markets represented the borrowers — Normandy Real Estate Partners, Meadow Partners and AM Property Holding Corp. — in securing the …

Cardente Real Estate Brokers $1.1M Sale of Office Property in Maine

FALMOUTH, MAINE — Cardente Real Estate has brokered the $1.1 million sale of a 6,085-square-foot office property in Falmouth. Located at 19 Northbrook Drive, the tenant roster includes Goldman Financial Planning, Maine Laser, Edward Jones and Joshua Rent. Matthew Cardente of Cardente Real Estate represented the seller, Mark Richards. The buyer was CPM-19 Northbrook Drive

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