Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $17.5M Construction Financing for Seniors Housing Community Near Charlotte

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Cushman & Wakefield’s Senior Housing Capital Markets team has arranged $17.5 million in financing for the construction of HarborChase of Riverwalk, an 88-unit assisted living and memory care community in the Charlotte suburb of Rock Hill in South Carolina. An affiliate of OZ Real Estate is providing the capital on behalf of the borrower, private equity firm Bridgeforth Capital. HarborChase of Riverwalk, expected to open mid-2019, will feature 63 assisted living units …

North Avenue Capital Closes Two Loans Totaling $16.8M for Properties in Georgia, Arkansas

WAYCROSS, GA. AND PARAGOULD, ARK. — North Avenue Capital has closed two acquisition loans totaling $16.8 million for properties in Georgia and Arkansas. USDA Rural Development Business & Industry funded the loans on behalf of the undisclosed borrowers. In Waycross, North Avenue arranged $7.3 million in financing for the acquisition of a 51,548-square-foot mixed-use center. Enhanced Resource Corp., a business management operation, anchors the property. Other tenants include Surchero's Fresh …

SIOR Foundation Selects Aaron Barnard as New President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — SIOR Foundation has announced Aaron Barnard as its new president for the 2018-2019 term. The transition from current president Bill Ginder to Barnard occurred last week at the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) Fall World Conference in Denver. Barnard is a veteran broker in Minneapolis with Cushman & Wakefield and specializes in investment analysis, tenant and landlord representation. [caption id="attachment_214957" align="alignleft" width="100"] Aaron …

Crow Holdings to Develop 530,000 SF Industrial Facility in North Houston

HOUSTON — Dallas-based Crow Holdings Industrial has purchased 45 acres in north Houston for the development of Layne Crossing, a 530,000-square-foot industrial project that will encompass six buildings ranging in size from 56,400 to 174,000 square feet. Building features will include 24- to 32-foot clear heights, large truck courts and ample trailer storage. The groundbreaking of Layne Crossing is scheduled for January and delivery is slated for the fourth quarter of 2019. Richard Quarles and …

Strategic Storage Trust Acquires Self-Storage Portfolio Totaling 3,600 Units in Houston Area

HOUSTON — Strategic Storage Trust IV, a self-storage REIT sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management LLC, has acquired a portfolio of six properties totaling approximately 3,600 units and recreation vehicle spaces in the greater Houston area. The properties were built between 2002 and 2007 and offer a total of roughly 483,000 net rentable square feet. Nick Walker, John Fenoglio and Trevor Roberts of CBRE represented the seller, Metro Mini Storage, in the

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 …

Hillwood Breaks Ground on 75,000 SF Hangar Facility at Fort Worth Alliance Airport

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Hillwood has broken ground on a 75,000-square-foot hangar facility at Fort Worth Alliance Airport for aviation defense firm Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. (ATAC). The facility will support pilot training and professional development in addition to aircraft maintenance. The project is expected to be complete by summer 2019 and could employ as many as 200

KWA Completes 243-Unit Seniors Housing Community in Metro Dallas

ALLEN, TEXAS — KWA Construction has completed Larkspur at Twin Creeks, a 243-unit seniors housing community situated on eight acres in the northeastern Dallas metro of Allen. California-based Drever Capital Management and Dallas-based The Alder Group developed the property, which offers 18,000 square feet of amenity space, including a fitness center, crafts studio, game room and private wine lockers. Plano-based Architettura designed the

Green Bay Packaging to Expand Operations in Illinois With 170,000 SF Complex

DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Green Bay Packaging (GBP) has broken ground on a new 170,000-square-foot industrial complex in Downers Grove. The building will house a high-tech design department and enable the packaging company to expand warehouse capabilities. A timeline for construction was not disclosed. The Green Bay, Wis.-based company has manufacturing facilities in 14

Concept Laboratories Signs 119,388 SF Industrial Lease in Chicago

CHICAGO — Concept Laboratories Inc. has signed a 119,388-square-foot industrial lease at 4920 S. Central Ave. in Chicago. The designer and manufacturer of personal care and household products will relocate from 83,091 square feet at 4404 W. Ann Lurie Place when the lease commences in February 2019. The property on Central Avenue spans 461,750 square feet and includes 20 exterior docks, 12 interior docks and direct access to I-55. Mike Senner and Ned Frank of Colliers International represented …