NORTH EAST, MD. — Amazon plans to open a new 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in North East, a town in northeast Maryland near the Delaware border. The e-commerce giant currently employs more than 3,000 associates at its fulfillment and sortation centers in Baltimore and plans to create 700 new positions at its new facility, the company’s third fulfillment center in Maryland. Situated within Principo Commerce Center I, the Amazon facility is a joint venture development between..
LANHAM, MD. — A partnership between Chesapeake Real Estate Group and Thompson Creek Window Co. has purchased a six-story, 122,000-square-foot office building located at 4200 Parliament Place in Lanham, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. The partnership acquired the Class A office building and an adjoining land parcel from Mack-Cali Realty Corp. for $6.3 million. The partnership plans to immediately design and permit an additional development on the adjacent land parcel, which can house up..
ALEXANDRIA, VA. AND GREENBELT, MD. — Hersha Hospitality Trust has sold the 203-room Courtyard by Marriott in Alexandria and the 120-room Residence Inn in Greenbelt for a combined $62 million. The two suburban Washington, D.C., hotels have an average age of 13 years. The Philadelphia-based lodging REIT sold the hotels to the undisclosed buyers at a 7.4 percent cap rate, based on the hotels’ net operating income for 2016. The company’s current portfolio spans 51 hotels totaling 7,675 rooms..
GREENBELT, MD. — Rubenstein Partners LP and partner Trammell Crow Co. (TCC) have closed nearly 33,000 square feet of leases at Maryland Trade Center III, a 192,000-square-foot office building in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Greenbelt. The Class A building is located at the intersection of the Capital Beltway and MD 295. The transactions include a 18,280-square-foot lease renewal with The Retina Group, a healthcare firm specializing in retinal and macular practices; a new 4,214-square-foot..
COLUMBIA, MD. — The Howard Hughes Corp. has acquired two office buildings in downtown Columbia for a combined $38.8 million. The firm purchased The American City Building, which is adjacent to a Whole Foods Market on Little Patuxent Parkway, for $16.5 million and One Mall North, a fully leased, four-story office building, for $22.3 million. Both purchases were underwritten in view of their future development potential. Howard Hughes plans to demolish the mostly vacant American City Building..
ROCKVILLE, MD. — BioMed Realty has sold the GSK Global Vaccine Centre, a three-building, 635,058-square-foot vaccine research and development facility in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Rockville, for $337.5 million. The buyer was not disclosed. Originally built in 2003, the facility is situated on a 28-acre site in the heart of the Interstate 270 corridor, known as “DNA Alley” for its high density of biotech companies. The location is near the National Institutes of Health, the..
REISTERSTOWN, MD. — Greysteel has arranged the $19.9 million sale of Chartley Park-Landmark Shopping Center, a 144,000-square-foot retail property located at 1 Chartley Drive and 501 Main St. in Reisterstown. Gil Neuman of Greysteel represented the seller, Chartley and Landmark Shopping Center LLLP, and procured the buyer, MD Equities LLC. Situated in Baltimore County, Chartley Park-Landmark was 94 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as Brick Bodies, M&T Bank, Family Dollar,..
BETHESDA, MD. — Natixis has provided a $26.5 million, floating-rate loan for Shops of Wisconsin, a 71,748-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in Bethesda. The borrower, Douglas Development, will use the proceeds to refinance the property and provide funds for the tenant improvements of the new Target Express. In addition to the new Target Express, the center also contains nine other national and local tenants, including Trader Joe’s, Gymboree, Jenny Craig and H&R Block.
COLUMBIA, MD. — Washington, D.C.-based StoneBridge Investments has purchased Beech’s Farm, a 135-unit apartment community located in Columbia, roughly 21 miles southwest of Baltimore. StoneBridge acquired the asset from an entity controlled by McDowell Properties for $25.5 million. Built in 1985 along Eden Brook Drive, the apartment community is situated across the street from King’s Contrivance Village Center, a Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center. StoneBridge plans to renovate the..
CHEVY CHASE, MD. — Federal Capital Partners (FCP) has completed the largest multifamily transaction in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in 2016 with the $328 million sale of a five-community apartment portfolio. The portfolio includes: • Cypress Creek in Hyattsville, Md. (760 units) • Penn Landing in Forestville, Md. (598 units) • Cambridge Apartments at New Carrollton Station in New Carrollton, Md. (466 units) • Summerlyn Place in Laurel, Md. (424 units) • Toledo..