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C.W. Driver Cos., Ware Malcomb Complete $5.4M Braille Institute Anaheim Center Facility

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — C.W. Driver Cos., as general contractor, and Ware Malcomb, as architect, have completed the development of Braille Institute Anaheim Center, a 14,700-square-foot building located on the institute’s existing campus in Anaheim. Located at 527 N. Dale Ave., the $5.4 million building replaces the institute’s former multi-structure facility and provides a larger unified space to serve more visually impaired children, adults and seniors from Orange, Los Angeles and …

Avenue Receives $3.4M in Financing to Develop Community Resource Center in Houston

HOUSTON — Avenue, a local nonprofit affordable housing developer, has received $3.4 million in project financing for the development of a community resource center in Houston. The property, which will be located at 3527 Irvington Blvd. in the city’s Moody Park area, will feature a health clinic and an early childhood education center. The groundbreaking is slated for the second quarter, and completion is scheduled for early 2020.

Skanska USA, HOK Complete $154M Expansion, Renovation of Tampa International Airport’s Main Terminal

TAMPA, FLA. — Construction and development firm Skanska USA and design firm HOK have delivered the $154 million expansion and renovation of Tampa International Airport’s main terminal. The project includes improved sight lines across the terminal floor, additional seating areas and four outdoor terraces accessible to passengers and employees. The project added 98,000 square feet of usable space and 69 concessions spaces. The work also included the installation of 32 new escalators and …

SkyWalker Property Partners Acquires 56,497 SF Educational Campus in Tulsa

TULSA, OKLA. — Arlington-based SkyWalker Property Partners has acquired a 56,497-square-foot educational campus leased to Platt College in Tulsa. Platt College’s parent company, North Texas-based Ancora Education, provides vocational training in healthcare, technology and other skilled trades. Angela West of CBRE represented the seller, CMS EDU Tulsa LP, in the transaction. Gary Walker and Clint Holland of SkyWalker Property Partners negotiated the acquisition for the buyer of record, …

Alliant: Communication is a Commodity in Today’s Lending Environment

  Communication and transparency are always top priorities for commercial lenders and borrowers. Paul Letourneau, manager of commercial lending at Alliant Credit Union, believes these are the true skills lenders should leverage in today’s market.Letourneau knows we’re long in this cycle — and he says that’s not a bad thing. There is still a great need for capital, but with that demand comes the competition among suppliers. This, Letourneau asserts, has caused lenders like …

C.W. Driver Cos. Completes $17.9M Public Library in San Diego’s Mission Hills District

SAN DIEGO — C.W. Driver Cos. has completed the development of Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Public Library, located at 925 W. Washington St. in San Diego. Four times the size of the former library, the one-story, 15,000-square-foot facility will serve the Mission Hills and Hillcrest neighborhoods. Situated at the corner of West Washington and Front streets, the project includes a two-story, 30,000-square-foot underground parking structure with 85 parking spaces and the …

Crow Family Gifts Art Museum in Downtown Dallas to UT Dallas, Donates $23M for Second Museum

DALLAS — The Trammell and Margaret Crow family has donated the entire collection of the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art to The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The museum, which recently underwent a 5,000-square-foot expansion, is located at 2010 Flora St. within the Trammell Crow Center in the city’s Arts District. Following decades of collecting art from Asian countries, the Crow family established the Asian arts museum in 1998. The museum has a long-term lease at the …

Freedom Forum Sells Newseum Building in D.C. to John Hopkins University for $372.5M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freedom Forum has sold 555 Pennsylvania Ave., the building that houses Newseum, to John Hopkins University for 372.5 million. The private research university plans to use the 475,000-square-foot property as a consolidated center for its D.C.-based graduate programs. Freedom Forum is the creator and primary funder of Newseum, and in August 2017 announced that it was open to multiple options to fund or sell the museum focused on increasing public understanding of the …

C.W. Driver Completes $73M Cal Poly Pomona Student Services Building in Pomona, California

POMONA, CALIF. — C.W. Drive Cos. has completed the construction of a new student services building at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The three-story, 138,400-square-foot structure consists of two buildings beneath an undulating roof, which uses solar power to regulate the building’s temperature and energy efficiency. Designed by CO Architects, the curved steel and concrete roof regulates the building’s temperature through its solid and perforated panels. Additionally, …

Woodmont Begins Construction of 10,000 SF Kiddie Academy in Frisco

FRISCO, TEXAS — The Woodmont Co., a national real estate firm specializing in the development, management, leasing and sale of retail properties, has begun construction on a 10,000-square-foot retail project for Kiddie Academy in Frisco, a northern suburb of Dallas. Scheduled to open this summer, the school will offer full-time care, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs for children between 6 weeks and 12 years

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