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Demolition Underway for Microsoft’s 3 MSF Campus Renovation in Redmond, Washington

REDMOND, WASH. — Demolition began on Jan. 8 for Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar overhaul of its corporate headquarters campus in Redmond and includes the decommissioning and demolition of 13 buildings. In mid-2018, the company announced its plans to renovate its campus and build nearly 3 million square feet of new workspace on 72 acres at its current campus in Redmond. Construction of the new buildings is expected to begin soon, with completion slated for 2022. The project team …

Newmark Knight Frank Directs $4.7M Purchase of Office Building in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has arranged the acquisition of an office property located in Colorado Springs. GOG Properties LLC purchased the property from 1555 GOG LLC for $4.7 million. Located at 1555 Garden of the Gods Road, the property features 39,597 square feet of office space. Simon Penner of NKF represented the buyer, while NAI Highland represented the seller in the deal.

Cronheim Mortgage Secures $11.5M Refinancing for Office Portfolio in New Jersey

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Cronheim Mortgage has secured an $11.5 million loan to refinance a four-building office portfolio within the Middlesex Business Center in South Plainfield. The fully leased portfolio totals 150,192 square feet. Cronheim secured the 10-year, fixed-rate loan on behalf of borrower National Realty and Development Corp. The lender was Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. Middlesex Business Center is a 420,000-square-foot office and industrial complex in South

Markward Group Brokers Sale of 38,348 SF Office Building in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM, PA. — Markward Group has brokered the sale of a 38,348-square-foot office building in Bethlehem. The sales price was undisclosed. Located at 90 Highland Ave., the property is currently occupied by tenants BB&T bank and Kafafian Group. Ann Kline of Markward Group represented the seller, BB&T Bank, in the transaction. BB&T will remain a tenant in the building. The buyer was 90 Highland

Healthcare Provider Signs 22,511 SF Office Lease in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Caregiver Inc. has signed a 22,511-square-foot office lease at 4800 Overton Plaza in southwest Fort Worth that will serve as the company’s new headquarters. Pat McDowell and David Berzina of JLL represented Caregiver Inc. in the lease negotiations. Kirk Kelly of Transwestern represented the undisclosed

Hertz Investment Group to Complete $2.5M Renovation of Office Property in Columbus

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Hertz Investment Group, owner of 65 East State, has planned  a $2.5 million renovation of the 26-story office building in Columbus. Additions include an 80-person conference room and a café area. The lobby will receive updated lighting, new seating areas, new artwork and an electronic directory. The existing locker rooms will be remodeled and updated to support the new fitness center. The landscaping, signage and outdoor patio will be updated as well. Andy Jameson and Dan …

Iconic Chrysler Building in New York Put Up For Sale by Mubadala, Tishman Speyer

NEW YORK CITY — The Chrysler Building, one of New York City’s most iconic skyscrapers has been put up for sale by its owners, Emirati investment firm Mubadala and real estate group Tishman Speyer, according to media reports. The 77-story building opened in 1930 and stands 1,046 feet tall. It was the world’s tallest building until it was dethroned by the Empire State Building in 1931. Mubadala paid $800 million for a 90 percent stake in the building in 2008. Tishman Speyer, which had …

JOSS Realty Acquires 139,356 SF Office Property Near Boston

READING, MASS. — JOSS Realty has acquired a 139,356-square-foot office building in Reading. The sales price was not disclosed. Located at 55 Walkers Brook Drive, the fully leased property is less than a mile from the MBTA commuter rail in downtown Reading. Reading is approximately 14 miles north of downtown Boston. Cushman & Wakefield’s Boston Capital Markets team represented JOSS in the transaction. The seller was Rubenstein Partners LP and Nordblom

Berkadia Arranges $33.2M Refinancing for US Bank Centre in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Berkadia has arranged a $33.2 million loan for the refinancing of US Bank Centre, a 15-story office property in Cleveland’s Theater District. Located at 1350 Euclid Ave., the building features 255,072 square feet of leasable space and a parking garage. Mark Vogel and Dan Geuther of Berkadia arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, The Wolstein Group. Bank of America Merrill Lynch provided the 10-year, fixed-rate loan, which features a 67 percent loan-to-value ratio and two …

Colliers Brokers Sale of Seven-Building Office Portfolio in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Colliers International has brokered the sale of Commerce Park, a seven-building office portfolio in Indianapolis. The sales price was not disclosed. The portfolio totals 133,749 square feet and is located off 86th Street. The buildings are home to a variety of healthcare, construction and professional services tenants. Alex Cantu and Alex Davenport of Colliers represented the seller, Orton Development Inc. Ziff Properties Inc. purchased the

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