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KeyBank Provides $40M Acquisition Loan for Industrial Portfolio in Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — KeyBank has provided a $40 million acquisition loan to Weston Inc. for the purchase of an industrial portfolio in North and South Carolina. Details on the individual facilities were not disclosed, but the portfolio spans five buildings, 1.5 million square feet, and is located in the Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Greenville and Augusta industrial markets. Weston is a privately owned company based in Cleveland that owns more than 13 million square feet of industrial space …

ICP Acquires 1.4 MSF Former Kmart Distribution Center in Warren, Ohio

WARREN, OHIO — Industrial Commercial Properties LLC (ICP) has acquired a 1.4 million-square-foot former Kmart distribution center in Warren in northeastern Ohio. The purchase price was not disclosed. The property is located at 541 Perkins Jones Road. ICP is working with three tenants to take occupancy of a portion of the building, according to Chris Salata, COO. This is ICP’s fifth acquisition of a Sears or Kmart facility. The company most recently acquired a former Sears distribution …

Beaumont Health Signs 124,564 SF Industrial Lease in Belleville, Michigan

BELLEVILLE, MICH. — Beaumont Health has signed a 124,564-square-foot industrial lease in Belleville, about 30 miles west of Detroit. The lease brings the property, located at 41965 Ecorse Road, to full occupancy. Peter Rogers and Randall Allman of CBRE represented the owner, Brookwood Capital Partners, in the lease transaction. Insite Commercial represented Beaumont

Hitachi Automotive Undertakes $100M Plant Expansion in Monroe, Georgia

MONROE, GA. — Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc., a global supplier of automotive parts, has announced a massive, multi-year expansion of its manufacturing plant in Monroe, approximately 45 miles east of Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Friday, May 17 that Hitachi will invest anywhere from $100 million to $330 million in expanding its existing facility. The project is expected to bring an additional 100 jobs to Walton County. The parent company of Hitachi Americas, …

Strong 2018 Re-Establishes Memphis’ Status as ‘America’s Distribution Center’

Memphis continued its record-setting ways throughout 2018. Absorption was higher than 2017 by over 735,000 square feet for a total of 6.7 million square feet. Overall vacancy rates fell below 6 percent for the first time in recent history. As of Jan. 1, 2019, vacancy rates were at 5.8 percent. One would think this would come at the expense of rental rates, however, rental rates stayed constant at $2.77 per square foot until year-end. This represents a slight increase of 10 cents per square …

Cronheim Mortgage Secures $17.4M Acquisition Loan for Retail/Self-Storage Facility in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Cronheim Mortgage has arranged a $17.4 million bridge loan for the acquisition of an existing retail and self-storage facility, located on 16.8 acres outside of Sacramento. DealPoint Merrill is the borrower and property owner. At the time of financing, the property was fully operational and stabilized. The financing includes future funding for the renovation and stabilization of the adjoining parcel. The three-year loan features two one-year extensions and an interest …

Lotte Chemical, Westlake Chemical Open $3.1B Plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LA. — A joint venture between Lotte Chemical USA (KRX: KRW) and Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK) has opened a new chemical plant in Lake Charles, located in the southwest corner of Louisiana near the Texas border. Development costs for the 250-acre campus were estimated at $3.1 billion. The chemical plant produces monoethylene glycol — commonly called MEG — an important ingredient in the making of paper, textile fibers, latex paints, asphalt, resins, antifreeze, …

More Industrial Product Lands Near Airports

The U.S. industrial market has now recorded more than 240 million square feet of net absorption for four consecutive years, the strongest run on record, with an all-time high of 284.9 million square feet in 2018, according to Cushman & Wakefield. In New York City, the largest consumer market in the United States, the current industrial supply of approximately 170 million square feet remains heavily constrained, especially around the region’s transportation hubs. Nowhere is the demand …

Stanley Black & Decker to Open 425,000 SF Manufacturing Plant at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Hardware manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker will open a 425,000-square-foot manufacturing plant at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth. The facility will be used to produce a range of tools and devices sold under the Connecticut-based company’s CRAFTSMAN line for homebuilders and mechanics. The groundbreaking of the plant, which is expected to employ approximately 500 people, will be held this summer, with construction slated for a late 2020 completion. Stanley Black & …

Stream Realty Partners Arranges Sale of 217,565 SF Industrial Property in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Stream Realty Partners has arranged the sale of a 217,565-square-foot industrial property located at 10705 North Freeway in Fort Worth. According to Commercial Real Estate Exchange Inc., the property, which fronts Interstate 35, spans six buildings across 54.9 acres that feature 14- to 25-foot clear heights. Seth Koschak and Forrest Cook of Stream Realty Partners represented the buyer, M2G Ventures, in the transaction. Michael Newsome and Todd Hubbard of NAI Robert Lynn …

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