Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $53M Sale of New Multifamily Community in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the $53 million sale of The Queue Apartments, a 191-unit multifamily community located at 817 S.E. 2nd Ave. in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Robert Given, Troy Ballard, Zachary Sackley and James Quinn of Cushman & Wakefield arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller and property developer, a joint venture between Urban Street Development and Fazio Properties. Miami-based Boardwalk Properties acquired the asset. The..

February 23, 2018

Hyatt to Sell Three-Property Hotel Portfolio for $1B

CHICAGO — Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) has agreed to sell a three-property hotel portfolio to Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: HST) for approximately $1 billion. The transaction includes the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort in Wailea, Hawaii, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla. Hyatt will continue to manage the three hotels under long-term management agreements. The transaction is expected to close at the end of..

February 23, 2018

Morgan, Mesirow Financial Open 309-Unit Apartment Tower in Midtown Miami

MIAMI — Houston-based developer Morgan, in conjunction with Mesirow Financial, has opened Midtown 29, a 309-unit apartment tower located at 180 N.E. 29th St. in Midtown Miami. Designed by Stantec, the community is situated at the entrance to the 645,000-square-foot The Shops at Midtown Miami. Wells Fargo provided construction financing for the 20-story project, which comprises studio to three-bedroom units, averaging 837 square feet. The seventh floor amenity deck features a resort-style..

February 22, 2018

Campus First Acquires 661-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Campus First Student Living has acquired The Ridge, a 661-bed student housing community located less than one mile from the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. The property offers two-, four- and five-bedroom, apartment- and townhome-style units. Shared amenities include a three-room fitness center, clubhouse, study lounges, a beach entry pool, hot tub and lazy river. Planned renovations for the community — set for completion this fall — include improvements..

February 21, 2018

GBT Unveils Tenant Roster, Plans for Shopping Center Redevelopment in Port Charlotte, Florida

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — GBT Realty Corp. has unveiled the tenant lineup and renovation plans for Port Charlotte Marketplace, a shopping center redevelopment project in Port Charlotte, roughly 40 miles south of Sarasota. Located at Tamiami Trail/US Highway 41 and Cochran Boulevard, the nine-acre site formerly housed a vacant 108,500-square-foot Kmart. Brentwood, Tenn.-based GBT acquired the 75-year ground lease last fall. Redevelopment plans include a complete renovation of the former Kmart..

February 21, 2018

CBRE Brokers Sale of Newly Constructed Apartment Community Near Orlando

KISSIMMEE, FLA. — CBRE has brokered the sale of Lugano, a newly constructed, 288-unit apartment community located at 3021 Savosa Ave. in Kissimmee, roughly 20 miles south of Orlando. Shelton Granade, Luke Wickham and Justin Basquill of CBRE arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller and developer, Fore Property Co. Cortland Partners acquired the property for an undisclosed price. Constructed in 2017, the LEED Silver-certified community features a resort-style pool, 24/7 fitness center,..

February 20, 2018

CBL Properties Signs New Restaurants to Mall Redevelopment Projects in Florida, Tennessee

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. AND CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — CBL Properties has signed leases with five new restaurants at shopping malls in Daytona Beach and Chattanooga. The new dining options are part of the redevelopment of two former Sears Auto Centers, which CBL acquired in 2017. Bonefish Grill, Metro Diner and The Casual Pint will join the tenant mix at Volusia Mall in Daytona Beach. Tennessee-based Aubrey’s and Panda Express will open at Northgate Mall in Chattanooga. Construction on both mall..

February 20, 2018

IPA Brokers $43.2M Sale of Two-Building Office Portfolio in Broward County

PLANTATION, FLA. — Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has brokered the sale of Plantation Corporate Center I & II, a two-building, 239,616-square-foot office portfolio in Plantation. The sales price was not disclosed, but the South Florida Business Journal reports an affiliate of Gramercy Property Trust sold the portfolio for $43.2 million. Douglas Mandel and Todd Everett of IPA arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller and procured the..

February 19, 2018

BMO Harris Provides $35.3M Construction Loan for 171-Unit Seniors Housing Asset in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — BMO Harris Healthcare Real Estate Finance has provided a $35.3 million loan for the construction of Grand Living at Tamaya, a 171-unit seniors housing community in Jacksonville. The borrower is a partnership formed in 2014 between real estate developer Ryan Cos. and owner-operator Grand Living. Grand Living at Tamaya will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care units. Community amenities will include a performance theater, wellness center, spa, salon,..

February 19, 2018

Phoenix Realty Acquires Multifamily Community in Tampa Bay Area for $28.2M

BRANDON, FLA. — Phoenix Realty Group (PRG) has acquired Tuscany Villas, a 248-unit apartment community in Brandon, for $28.2 million. PRG will invest in a capital improvement program and will rename the community Alvista Sterling Palms. Planned upgrades include new signage, an enhanced amenity package, installation of faux wood flooring in all common areas, new countertops, new kitchen cabinet doors, new hardware and stainless steel appliances. The community was originally constructed in..

February 19, 2018