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Uber Capital Provides $33M Acquisition Loan for Mall in Lafayette, Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Uber Capital Group LLC has provided a $33 million acquisition loan for Acadiana Mall in Lafayette. The 15-year loan features a fixed 5.4 percent interest rate, 70 percent loan-to-value and partial recourse for the borrower. Acadiana Mall spans 1.6 million square feet and is situated six miles south of downtown Lafayette. The anchor tenants are Macy's, Dillard's and JC Penney. Additional tenants include Aeropostale, Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, The Children’s Place, …

Q Hotels, Stirling Properties Break Ground on Marriott Hotel Near New Orleans

SLIDELL, LA. — Q Hotels and Stirling Properties have broken ground on Springhill Suites by Marriott, an 88-room, four-story hotel in Slidell. The hotel will sit on 1.9 acres at the intersection of Ruth Garrett Way and Bill Garrett Road, about 35 miles northeast of downtown New Orleans. Construction is already underway on the hotel with delivery slated for the fourth quarter of 2020. The hotel will be situated within Fremaux Park, Stirling’s 350-acre mixed-use development that includes …

Hutton Opens 103,413 SF Shopping Center in Northern Louisiana

RUSTON, LA. — Hutton has opened Ruston Marketplace, a 103,413-square-foot shopping center in Ruston. The property’s tenants include Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx, Ulta Beauty, Five Below and Rack Room Shoes. Ruston Marketplace is situated off of Interstate 20, one mile from Louisiana Tech University. Hutton partnered with the City of Ruston to deliver the project. According to multiple media outlets, the City of Ruston paid $6.4 million to improve the infrastructure around the shopping center to …

Easterly Government Acquires 137,679 SF FBI Field Office in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Easterly Government Properties Inc. has acquired a 137,679-square-foot Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office in New Orleans. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. FBI-New Orleans is a four-story, single-tenant facility located on a 6.6-acre site. The FBI’s New Orleans Division oversees federal operations in all of Louisiana, including six satellite offices in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. This build-to-suit …

Lotte Chemical, Westlake Chemical Open $3.1B Plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LA. — A joint venture between Lotte Chemical USA (KRX: KRW) and Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK) has opened a new chemical plant in Lake Charles, located in the southwest corner of Louisiana near the Texas border. Development costs for the 250-acre campus were estimated at $3.1 billion. The chemical plant produces monoethylene glycol — commonly called MEG — an important ingredient in the making of paper, textile fibers, latex paints, asphalt, resins, antifreeze, …

Alpha Capital Acquires 342-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Louisiana at Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Alpha Capital Partners has acquired University Place, a 342-bed student housing community located near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The acquisition is the second of five identified projects in the company’s Opportunity Zone Fund, which was launched last October in an effort to take part in the opportunity zone program implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. University Place offers access to campus through a private pedestrian bridge, alongside shared …

Audubon Completes $20M Restoration of Vacant Multifamily Property in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Audubon Communities has completed the restoration of St. Jean Apartments, a vacant 624-unit multifamily property in Baton Rouge. In 2016, Louisiana experienced flooding that left 312 ground-level units at St. Jean with serious water damage and the property was abandoned. In 2017, Atlanta-based Audubon purchased the community for $33.3 million and launched a $20 million restoration and renovation effort. Audubon has since rebranded the 50-acre property as The Reserve at …

BSR Sells Four Multifamily Properties in Arkansas, Louisiana for $31.7M

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. AND SHREVEPORT, LA. — BSR REIT has sold four multifamily properties in Little Rock and Shreveport for a total of $31.7 million. The two properties in Little Rock are Briarwood Apartments, a 280-unit complex built in 1972, and Spring Valley Apartments, a 245-unit community built in 1975. The Shreveport assets are Fox Trail Apartments, a 144-unit property built in 1971, and South Pointe Apartments, a 104-unit complex built in 1972. The seller(s) was not

Bellwether Enterprise Secures $21M Loan for New Medical Office Building in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Bellwether Enterprise has arranged a $21 million permanent loan for Ochsner Health Clinic, a new medical building in New Orleans. The three-story, 58,137-square-foot facility will be located at 1532 Robert E. Lee Blvd., five miles north of downtown New Orleans. The property will offer obstetrics, pediatrics and internal medicine facilities, as well as a full-service imaging center, laboratory and a retail pharmacy. Matt Good of Bellwether’s South Carolina office arranged the …

Annex Group to Develop 324-Bed Student Housing Community Near Louisiana Tech University

RUSTON, LA. — The Annex Group is set to break ground on The Annex of Ruston, a 324-bed student housing community located near the Louisiana Tech University campus in Ruston. The development will be situated at 509 W. Line Ave. and will offer one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom, fully furnished units. Shared amenities will include a swimming pool, exercise room, study lounges and secured parking. KeyBank Real Estate Capital provided development financing for the project, which was designed in …

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