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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 …

Faris Lee Investments Arranges Sale of Two Quick-Serve Restaurants in California for $5.3M

LAKE ELSINORE AND VISTA, CALIF. — Faris Lee Investments has brokered the $5.3 million sale of two quick-serve restaurants in California via two separate transactions. In the first transaction, Loan Oak Ranch acquired a newly constructed restaurant property, located in front of the recently completed Central Plaza in Lake Elsinore. The seller was HFC/PRP Elsinore LLC. The property was pre-sold, as it was still under construction at the time of sale, for $3.8 million. Jeff Conover and …

Gadsden Growth Properties Buys $240M Mixed-Use Asset in San Francisco Bay Area

FREMONT, CALIF. — Gadsden Growth Properties has acquired Mission Hills Square, a mixed-used development in Fremont, for $240 million. Slated for completion in October 2019, Mission Hills Square will feature 158 residential apartments above 53,900 square feet of commercial space, including restaurants, retail and casual eateries. In November 2018, Gadsden Growth Properties signed an agreement to merge with FC Global Realty Inc. …

CalBay Development Buys 5.3-Acre Development Site Near Los Angeles for $12M

TORRANCE, CALIF. — CalBay Development has acquired a freeway-oriented land site located at the northwest corner of 190th and Western avenues in Torrance. Irvine, Calif.-based Sares-Regis sold the 5.3-acre development site for $12 million. CalBay plans to develop the site into hotel, health club, retail and/or restaurant uses. The site was part of a 110-acre Toyota Headquarters, which was recently vacated. The campus comprises 18 buildings with more than 2 million square feet of …

Mediterranean Restaurant to Open in Royal Oak, Michigan

ROYAL OAK, MICH. — Fast-casual restaurant 2941 Mediterranean Street Food has signed a 3,105-square-foot lease in Royal Oak. The property is located at 30278 Woodward Ave. Lou Frango, Brian Whitfield and Tom Lasky of Colliers International represented the undisclosed landlord in the lease transaction. The restaurant has five locations in metro

Punch Bowl Social to Open 23,038 SF Venue in Downtown Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Punch Bowl Social, an entertainment concept that centers on artisanal food and beverages and parlor-style entertainment, will open a 23,038-square-foot venue in the Scarbrough Building, a historic office property in downtown Austin. Britt Morrison and Brett Maze of Weitzman represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. Perren Gasc with DBA Commercial Real Estate LLC and Dan Nesson of Denver-based True North represented Punch Bowl Social. The opening is scheduled for the …

SRS Arranges $3.4M Sale of Red Robin-Occupied Restaurant Property Near Disneyland

GARDEN GROVE, CALIF. — SRS Real Estate Partners has brokered the sale of the ground lease for a single-tenant restaurant property in Garden Grove. A Los Angeles-based private non-1031 investor acquired the property from a Los Angeles-based partnership for $3.4 million. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews occupies the 7,346-square-foot property, which is located at 12007 Harbor Blvd., on a corporate-guaranteed triple-net lease with Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. Matthew Mousavi and …

Paragon Commercial Sells In-N-Out Burger Ground Lease in San Jose for $6.9M

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Paragon Commercial Group has completed the sale of a ground lease for an In-N-Out Burger located at the corner of Great Oaks Parkway and Cottle Road in San Jose. A private Bay Area buyer acquired the property for $6.9 million. In 2014, Paragon began work to acquire a former parking lot site and concurrently entered into a ground lease with In-N-Out Burger for a single-tenant restaurant. The property is currently under construction and is expected to open in first-quarter …

Velvet Taco to Open Second Chicago Location at Lincoln Common Development

CHICAGO — Velvet Taco, a Texas-based fast casual restaurant, will open its second Chicago location at Lincoln Common, a mixed-use project located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The restaurant will occupy 2,572 square feet beginning in mid- to late-2019. Lincoln Common, currently under development by McCaffery Brokerage and Hines, will feature residential, office, dining, fitness and retail space. Previously announced tenants include Kohler Waters Spa and Equinox

Valore Ventures Acquires Fee Simple Interest in Four Disneyland-Area Restaurants for $13.1M

GARDEN GROVE, CALIF. — Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Valore Ventures has closed on fee simple interest in four brand-name restaurants in Garden Grove for $13.1 million. The restaurants include Oggi’s Pizza & Brewery, Outback Steakhouse, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, and Joe’s Crab Shack. The assets are all subject to ground leases and were built between 2001 and 2008 in conjunction with surrounding development that includes three high-rise hotels in Garden Grove. The …

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