BENTON, ARK. — GBT Realty has opened The Shoppes of Benton, a $36 million shopping center in Benton, roughly 25 miles southwest of Little Rock. The 170,000-square-foot center is home to tenants including PetSmart, Kay Jewelers, Maurices, Texas Roadhouse, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Ulta Beauty and Hobby Lobby. Tuesday Morning, Avalon Nails, Flowers & Home, All Aboard Restaurant & Grill, Red Robin and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers are expected to open by the end of the year. The..
HOT SPRINGS, ARK. — HREC Investment Advisors has arranged the sale of Clarion on the Lake, a 150-room hotel in Hot Springs. A regional hotel owner/operator purchased the asset for an undisclosed price. Kevin Hanley and Patrick Culligan of HREC represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. The hotel is located on the shore of Lake Hamilton and features a swimming pool, outdoor cabana bar, volleyball court, picnic area and a playground.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has secured a $29.5 million loan for Sterling District, a 198-unit student housing community in Fayetteville, less than a half mile from the University of Arkansas campus. Caleb Marten of KeyBank structured the fixed-rate, first-mortgage loan with seven years of interest-only payments through a correspondent life company relationship. Sterling District features a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, study rooms, game rooms, cyber café and..
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Strategic Student & Senior Housing Trust Inc., a REIT focusing on student housing and seniors housing acquisitions and sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management LLC, has purchased a student housing community near the University of Arkansas for $57 million. Known as The District, the 592-bed community is located at 376 W. Watson St. in Fayetteville, roughly a half-mile from the university’s campus. The 198-unit property includes one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom,..
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Ziff Properties Inc. has purchased Bowman Curve Shopping Center, an 81,271-square-foot retail development located near the intersection of North Bowman Road and West Markham Street in west Little Rock. Mason Lewis and Todd Rice of Colliers International represented the buyer and seller in the $7.1 million transaction. The company plans to invest in cosmetic and structural renovations for the center.
BENTONVILLE, ARK., AND NEW YORK CITY — Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has agreed to acquire online apparel retailer Bonobos Inc. for approximately $310 million in cash. Walmart, the giant discount department store chain, expects to complete the transaction by September. The announcement comes on the heels of Walmart’s acquisition of online women’s apparel retailer ModCloth in March. Founded in 2007 by Andy Dunn and Brian Spaly, New York-based Bonobos designs and sells its own brands of..
FORREST CITY, ARK. — Shandong Ruyi Technology Group (Ruyi), a textile manufacturer based in China, plans to invest $410 million into the former Sanyo manufacturing facility in Forrest City. The facility will be the company’s first property in North America. Ruyi plans to employ up to 800 people at the plant, with plans to begin renovations in the fourth quarter of this year. The property has been vacant since Sanyo shut down production in 2007. Ruyi will use the facility to take 200,000..
MISSISSSAUGA, ONTARIO — R&R Real Estate Investment Trust (R&R REIT) has agreed to acquire a portfolio of nine extended stay hotels in the Southeast and Midwest totaling 1,020 rooms for an aggregate purchase price of $35 million. The properties are currently owned and operated by entities controlled by R&R REIT’s Majid Mangalji and Michael Klingher. Five of the hotels operate under the HomeTowne Studios brand, and the remaining four operate under the HomeTowne Suites brand. The properties..
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Pillar, a division of SunTrust Bank, has originated a $25.5 million HUD loan for the refinancing of Metropolitan Apartments, a 260-unit multifamily community in Little Rock. The market-rate property was fully occupied at closing. Evan Hom of Pillar’s New York office originated the 35-year loan on behalf of the borrower, Transcontinental Realty Investors/Adobe Properties, a Dallas-based multifamily property owner and developer. The HUD financing features a fixed interest..
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — Little Rock-based BSR Trust LLC has completed the acquisition of Mountain Ranch Apartments, a 360-unit apartment community located in Fayetteville. Built in 2009, Mountain Ranch contains a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and sits on 15 acres across Interstate 49 from the University of Arkansas campus. BSR Trust owns more than 9,200 units in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.