KeyBank Arranges $33.9M Acquisition Loan for Multifamily Property in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a $33.9 million acquisition loan for Cypress Lake Apartments in Baton Rouge. Erik Storz of KeyBank arranged the 10-year loan with a 30-year amortization schedule and five years of interest-only payment through Fannie Mae Green Rewards. Constructed in 2003, the 314-unit, garden style property features two swimming pools, a lighted tennis court, clubhouse and an on-site car care center.

July 20, 2017

Joint Venture Acquires Six-Store Walmart Neighborhood Market Portfolio in Louisiana for $78M

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The Hampshire Cos., in a joint venture with Seoul, South Korea-based Hana Asset Management Co., has acquired a six-store Walmart Neighborhood Market portfolio in southern Louisiana. The sales price was not disclosed, but Columbus Business First reports SkilkenGold Real Estate Development sold the assets for $78 million. The portfolio, totaling 255,968 square feet, consists of six newly constructed, freestanding stores located in Houma, Meraux, New Iberia, Opelousas,..

July 14, 2017

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $20.5M Loan for Refinancing of Multifamily Property in Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA — Walker & Dunlop has arranged a $20.5 million Freddie Mac loan for the refinancing of Orleans Square Apartments, a Class B, 472-unit, garden-style apartment community in Shreveport. Walker & Dunlop’s Stuart Wernick and Matt Newton arranged the 10-year, floating-rate loan with three years of interest-only payments, followed by a 30-year amortization period and an initial interest rate in the 3 percent range. Built in the 1970s and 80s, the property features three..

June 16, 2017

CBRE Arranges $14M Construction Loan for Seniors Housing Community Near New Orleans

COVINGTON, LA. — CBRE has arranged a $14 million construction loan for Avanti Senior Living at Watercross, a 90-unit assisted living and memory care community in the New Orleans suburb of Covington. The borrower is a joint venture between Texas-based developer Avanti Senior Living and investment advisor Iron Point Partners. The property will sit within the Watercross Healthcare Campus, which includes the new Ochsner Medical Hospital. The projects sit within the larger, 171-acre Water Cross at..

May 8, 2017

R&R REIT Acquires 1,020-Room Hotel Portfolio for $35M

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..

May 3, 2017

Arbor Provides $13.5M Fannie Mae Loan for Apartment Community in Hammond, Louisiana

HAMMOND, LA. — Arbor Realty Trust Inc. has funded a $13.5 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of Tangi Lakes Townhomes, a 185-unit apartment community located in Hammond, roughly 45 miles east of Baton Rouge. Austin Walker of Arbor’s New York office originated the 10-year loan with a 30-year amortization schedule. Built in 1999, the property features barbeque grills, controlled access gates, a fitness center, laundry facility, on-site security, park/play area and a swimming pool.

May 3, 2017

KeyBank Secures $20.9M CMBS Loan for Retail Power Center in Metro New Orleans

HARVEY, LA. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has secured a $20.9 million CMBS loan for the acquisition of Centre at Westbank, a 174,445-square-foot retail power center in Harvey, less than seven miles south of New Orleans. Built in 2001, the four-building property is fully leased to tenants such as Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Michaels and Petco. Randy Martin of KeyBank arranged the 10-year loan with three years of interest-only payments and a 30-year amortization schedule.

April 20, 2017

Hilton Opens 207-Suite Hotel in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Hilton Hotels and Resorts has opened Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter, a four-story, 207-suite property located at 317 N. Rampart St. in New Orleans. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, pool, kitchen and grill area and 1,500 square feet of meeting space, as well as 12 balcony suites with full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas.

March 27, 2017

Vitorino Group Brokers Sale of 4,949 SF Retail Center in Thibodaux, La.

THIBODAUX, LA. — Vitorino Group, a Texas-based investment sales firm, has brokered the sale of Acadia Shopping Center, a 4,949-square-foot strip center located at 612 N. Canal Blvd in Thibodaux, about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans. Anchored by WalMart and Lowe’s, the property was 100 percent occupied at the time of sale. Bryce Gissler of Vitorino Group represented the seller, a Washington-based private investor. Other terms of sale were not released.

March 24, 2017

Boulder Group Negotiates $1.2M Sale of Dollar General in Grand Cane, La.

GRAND CANE, LA. — The Boulder Group has completed the sale of a 9,014-square-foot Dollar General located at 8212 Highway 171 in Grand Cane, a town about 35 miles south of Shreveport. Jimmy Goodman and Randy Blankstein of The Boulder Group represented the seller, a Louisiana-based developer, in the transaction. The buyer, a Southwest-based private partnership, purchased the triple net leased property for approximately $1.2 million.

March 23, 2017