CBRE Arranges $29M Bridge Loan for New Apartment Community in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — CBRE has arranged a $29 million bridge loan for River House Apartments, a 224-unit multifamily community under construction in Baton Rouge. In addition to residential units, the property will include 35,000 square feet of office space and 16,000 square feet of retail space upon completion. Jonathan Rice of CBRE arranged the loan through Benefit Street Partners on behalf of the borrowers, Emanuel Organek and Marc Blumberg. River House is located roughly one mile from..

November 16, 2017

Edge Realty Capital Brokers Sale of 112,108 SF Retail Center in Lafayette, Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Edge Realty Capital Markets has brokered the sale of Parkway Plaza, a 112,108-square-foot shopping center in Lafayette. Brandon Beeson and Kevin Holland of Edge Realty Capital represented the seller, 1996 Parkway Plaza Partnership LLC. TCP Capital Partners LLC acquired the property for an undisclosed price. At the time of sale, the property was 98.3 percent leased to tenants including Citi Trends, Sears Outlet, It’s Fashion Metro, Dollar Tree, Kool Smiles and Rainbow.

September 18, 2017

Audubon, RCG Longview Purchase Flood-Damaged Multifamily Community in Baton Rouge for $33.3M

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Atlanta-based Audubon Communities, in conjunction with New York-based RCG Longview, has purchased St. Jean, a 624-unit apartment complex in Baton Rouge, for $33.3 million. The property will be renovated and renamed The Reserve at White Oak following significant damage from a flood in 2016. Constructed in 1997, the property comprises 66 buildings on 49 acres and includes two- and three-bedroom units averaging 1,100 square feet. Planned capital improvements include the..

August 25, 2017

Chase Properties Acquires 242,000 SF Shopping Center in Houma, Louisiana

HOUMA, LA. — Chase Properties Ltd. has purchased Magnolia Square, a 242,000-square-foot shopping center in Houma, located roughly 60 miles southwest of New Orleans. Retail Properties of America Inc. (RPAI) sold the asset for an undisclosed price. HFF brokered the transaction. The property is anchored by Ross Dress for Less, Michaels and PetSmart, and is shadow-anchored by Target. Magnolia Square is Beachwood, Ohio-based Chase Properties’ first acquisition in Louisiana.

August 4, 2017

AVR Sells Nine-Property Multifamily Portfolio in Louisiana for $250M

LAFAYETTE, SHREVEPORT AND SLIDELL, LA. — AVR Realty Co., a Yonkers, N.Y.-based multifamily investment and development firm, has sold a portfolio of nine multifamily properties totaling 2,079 units in Louisiana for approximately $250 million. Israel-based investment firm El-Ad National Properties purchased the portfolio. According to the company's LinkedIn page, its portfolio of American properties consists of 12,700 apartment units, 1 million square feet of office space and several hotels...

July 24, 2017

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