Ackerman & Co. Purchases Four-Building Industrial Portfolio in Metro Atlanta for $12.7M

TUCKER, GA. — Atlanta-based Ackerman & Co. has acquired Lavista Business Park, a four-building industrial portfolio located at 2000-2062 Weems Road in Tucker, roughly 20 miles northeast of Atlanta. Tom Shafer and John Hinson of CBRE represented the seller, Onward Investors affiliate CRE Lavista LLC, in the $12.7 million transaction. At the time of sale, the property was 87 percent leased to tenants including sonnen, which established its 26,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters and..

September 11, 2017

PRP, GFH Sell 306-Unit Apartment Community in Atlanta for $43.5M

ATLANTA — PRP LLC and GFH have sold Ansley at Princeton Lakes, a 306-unit apartment community in Atlanta, for $43.5 million. The asset was owned in a joint venture comprising one of PRP’s private equity funds and GFH, a Bahrain-based investment company. Washington, D.C.-based PRP and its partner originally built the property in 2009 and invested $35.2 million in capital improvements in 2014. Located roughly three miles west of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Ansley at..

September 8, 2017

IG3 Real Estate Acquires Office Complex in Metro Atlanta for $13.5M

DULUTH, GA. — Miami-based IG3 Real Estate has purchased Sugarloaf Business Center, a 113,016-square-foot office complex in Duluth, for $13.5 million. The property is situated on 14 acres at 1845-1855 Satellite Blvd., roughly 30 miles north of Atlanta in Gwinnett County. Mariano Perez of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital arranged an $8.4 million acquisition loan through MidFirst Bank on behalf of IG3. Tony Swann and Craig Taylor of CBRE represented the seller, California-based Islandia Sugarwood..

September 8, 2017

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $8.6M Sale of Three-Tenant Retail Property in Metro Atlanta

DUNWOODY, GA. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $8.6 million sale of a three-tenant retail property located near Perimeter Mall in the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody. At the time of sale, the 10,350-square-foot property was leased to Corner Bakery Café and Sleep Number. Tim Giambrone of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, an Atlanta-based limited liability company, and the buyer, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based private investor.

September 8, 2017

Attracting Workers to ‘Non-Sexy’ Industry Is Challenge Seniors Housing Leaders Face

ATLANTA — By offering paid internships, educational programs, community events and flexible hours, seniors housing leaders hope to combat the well-documented labor shortage and entice younger workers. There simply aren’t enough employees to keep up with the pace of development, and the industry is plagued by high turnover rates as well. That’s according to speakers during an operations update at InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast on Aug. 23 in Atlanta. The conference, held at the..

September 8, 2017

MAA Opens 332-Unit Multifamily Community in Midtown Atlanta

ATLANTA — MAA, a multifamily REIT based in Memphis, Tenn., has opened Post Midtown Atlanta, a 332-unit multifamily community located at 33 11th St. N.W. in Atlanta’s Midtown district. MAA acquired Post Properties in 2016, but continues to brand assets under the Post name. The new property includes studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with rents starting at $1,670 per month. Individual units feature built-in desks and bookshelves, 10-foot ceilings, quartz countertops and gas cooking..

September 7, 2017

Graham Packaging Leases 212,000 SF at Distribution Center, Plant in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA AND AUSTELL, GA. — Graham Packaging Co., a global plastic packaging solutions firm, has expanded its presence in metro Atlanta with two industrial leases totaling 212,000 square feet. The Lancaster, Pa.-based company signed a 131,505-square-foot lease expansion for a distribution center at 555 Hartman Road in Austell, roughly 17 miles west of Atlanta, and an 81,600-square-foot lease renewal for its packaging plant at 3495 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Atlanta. Kemp Conrad and Chris..

September 7, 2017

Independence Realty Trust to Acquire Nine-Property Multifamily Portfolio for $228.1M

PHILADELPHIA — Independence Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: IRT) has agreed to acquire a nine-property multifamily portfolio for $228.1 million. The portfolio contains 2,353 units across the U.S. The seller was not disclosed. This acquisition will allow IRT to further develop its presence in core markets like Atlanta, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. It will also allow the REIT to enter two new markets, though further information regarding the assets’ locations was not disclosed. IRT..

September 6, 2017

Sealy Acquires 277,201 SF Office Portfolio in Metro Atlanta

JOHNS CREEK, GA. — Sealy & Co. has acquired the Johns Creek Value & Income Portfolio, a 277,201-square-foot, single-story office portfolio in Johns Creek, roughly 30 miles north of Atlanta. The acquisition was made on behalf of Sealy Strategic Equity Partners. The sales price was not disclosed. At the time of sale, the portfolio was 89 percent leased and home to three company headquarters: ARRIS International, Femasys and Alpha Advanced Materials.

September 5, 2017

Katz Properties Purchases Kroger-Anchored Shopping Center in Metro Atlanta for $11.6M

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA. — Katz Properties has acquired the Village at Westfork, a Kroger-anchored shopping center in Lithia Springs, for $11.6 million. The 75,947-square-foot property is roughly 18 miles west of Atlanta. Ladder Capital provided financing for the acquisition. The seller was not disclosed. New York-based Katz Properties is a real estate investment, development and management company that focuses on the acquisition, operation and repositioning of shopping centers on the East Coast.

September 5, 2017