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Five Below to Open $70M Distribution Center in Georgia’s Monroe County

FORSYTH, GA. — Discount retailer Five Below will invest $70 million to build a new distribution center in Monroe County, roughly 60 miles southeast of Atlanta. According to local media reports, the facility will be located within Meridian 75 Logistics Center, a 186-acre master-planned business park in Forsyth. The new building will create 130 new jobs. The initial investment includes $42 million in land and building, and approximately $28 million in machinery and equipment. Additional …

PMZ Realty Capital Arranges $32M Refinancing of Three-Property Hotel Portfolio in Georgia

NEW YORK — New York-based PMZ Realty Capital LLC has arranged a $32 million loan for the refinancing of a three-property hotel portfolio located throughout Georgia. The portfolio includes the 150-room Hyatt Place Airport North in Atlanta, the 132-room Hampton Inn Atlanta/Norcross in Norcross and the 80-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Commerce. The 10-year loan was arranged on behalf of the borrower, Elite Hotel Management Group LLC. The loan features a fixed interest rate below 4.85 …

TSCG Signs Blasted Barley Beer at Student Housing Community in Athens, Georgia

ATHENS, GA. — The Shopping Center Group (TSCG) has signed Blasted Barley Beer Co. to a 5,000-square-foot lease at Georgia Heights, a student housing community with 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space in Athens. The Phoenix-based restaurant and brewery plans to offer more then 30 craft beer varieties on tap, including its own signature brews, along with bar food. Harry Croxton and Amy Kennedy of TSCG arranged the 10-year lease on behalf of the landlord, Memphis-based EdR Collegiate …

CRG, Pope & Land Enterprises to Develop 8.5 MSF Industrial Project Along Metro Atlanta’s I-85 South Corridor

NEWNAN, GA. — CRG, in partnership with Pope & Land Enterprises Inc., has unveiled plans to develop The Cubes at Bridgeport, a 560-acre industrial project located along the Interstate 85 South Corridor in Newnan. At full build-out, the park will include 8.5 million square feet of industrial space. The development is located near both CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads, roughly 30 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and approximately five miles from Newnan-Coweta …

Tech, Film Industries Help Atlanta Sustain Retail Growth Intown and in Suburbs

“How long will Atlanta’s retail boom last?” That is the multibillion-dollar question everyone in the market is asking themselves. Nobody knows for sure, although there are many valid reasons to think that Atlanta will sustain its growth through 2018 and beyond. The state of Georgia has placed a strong emphasis on drawing technology companies to the state, and Atlanta’s tech boom has catapulted the city to the front of the race for Amazon’s $5 billion HQ2 project. The city already …

Hines, Cousins to Build $97M Office Building Within Metro Atlanta’s Avalon Mixed-Use Development

ALPHARETTA, GA. — A joint venture between Hines and Cousins Properties will develop 10000 Avalon, a 251,000-square-foot, Class A office building in Alpharetta, a northern suburb of Atlanta. The new building will be the second and final office building within Avalon, a 2.4 million-square-foot mixed-use development. The total development cost for the building is expected to be $97 million. Cousins has a 90 percent ownership interest in the joint venture and Hines has a 10 percent ownership …

Dream Hotel Group, Cartel Properties to Develop 200-Room Hotel in Atlanta’s Buckhead District

ATLANTA — Hotel and brand management company Dream Hotel Group, in partnership with Atlanta-based Cartel Properties, has unveiled plans to develop Dream Atlanta, Buckhead. The 200-room hotel will be located near the intersection of Peachtree, Roswell and East Paces Ferry roads in Buckhead Village. In addition to guest suites, Dream Atlanta, Buckhead will feature 90 private residences, a spa and wellness concept and five dining and nightlife venues, including a 17,000-square-foot rooftop pool, …

Construction Underway, First Tenants Announced at $40M Mixed-Use Project on Atlanta’s Upper Westside

ATLANTA — Eden Rock Real Estate Partners, in partnership with Stein Investment Group and Frank Buonanotte, has kicked off construction on Westside Village, a $40 million adaptive reuse project on Atlanta’s Upper Westside district. Redevelopment plans call for the transformation of the existing 51,000-square-foot warehouse building situated along Marietta Boulevard, the demolition of other smaller buildings and the new construction of three additional commercial buildings on the 10-acre …

GCP Buys Home Depot-Leased Industrial Building Near Port of Savannah for $34.8M

SAVANNAH, GA. — GCP has acquired 150 Portside Court, an 800,000-square-foot industrial facility in Savannah, for $34.8 million. Located within the Port Logistics Center at Crossroads, the facility is less than five miles from the Port of Savannah. The building is fully leased to The Home Depot and is a key component of the home improvement retailer’s East Coast import distribution operation. The warehouse features front-loading configuration, 165-foot deep full concrete truck courts and …

Booming Atlanta Industrial Market Continues Surge Thanks to E-Commerce

Atlanta is the logistics hub and economic engine of the Southeast, which is the fastest growing region in the country. Its 700 million square feet of industrial space makes it the fifth largest logistics market in the United States. Traditionally, population and job growth are key drivers of industrial demand, and Atlanta has had strong growth in each. The metro added 78,000 people in 2017, or nearly 214 new residents every day, which is reminiscent of the solid population growth of the …

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