REBusinessOnline

Warfield Buys Historic 91-Acre Site Near Baltimore for Mixed-Use Redevelopment

SYKESVILLE, MD. — Warfield Cos. has acquired a 91-acre site in Sykesville, roughly 25 miles northwest of Baltimore, with plans deliver a new mixed-use project. Upon completion, the former site of the Springfield Hospital Center will include 600,000 square feet of office, light industrial and retail space, as well as roughly 180 residential units, a full-service hotel and a 27-acre town park. The site, which will be rebranded “Warfield at Historic Sykesville,” includes 12 buildings that …

FRP Development Sells 40-Property Warehouse Portfolio in Baltimore-D.C. Corridor to Blackstone for $347.2M

BALTIMORE — FRP Development Corp., a Baltimore-based development and investment company, has sold 40 industrial warehouse properties and three adjacent land parcels in the Baltimore-Washington corridor for $347.2 million. Blackstone Real Estate Partners acquired the assets. Another warehouse property in the portfolio was sold to its current tenants for $11.7 million. The sale of the portfolio will allow FRP to focus on its development pipeline in the metropolitan region, according to …

HFF Arranges $87.8M Sale of 468-Unit Multifamily Property in Germantown, Maryland

GERMANTOWN, MD. — HFF has arranged the $87.8 million sale of Rolling Hills, a 468-unit apartment community in Germantown. Walter Coker, Brian Crivella and Stephen Conley of HFF arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, Clark Enterprises Inc., and procured the buyer, Pantzer Properties Inc. In addition, Jamie Leachman and Nicole Brickhouse of HFF arranged a Freddie Mac loan on behalf of Pantzer for the acquisition of the property. HFF will service the securitized loan. Rolling Hills …

Goldstar Group Acquires Fully Leased Industrial Warehouse in Baltimore for $7.6M

BALTIMORE — The Goldstar Group has acquired an 86,236-square-foot warehouse building located at 1821 Portal St. in Baltimore for $7.6 million. Jonathan Beard and Justin Mohler of CBRE arranged the transaction on behalf of the undisclosed seller. The facility is situated adjacent to the Dundalk and SeaGirt Marine Terminals and the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility at the Port of Baltimore. The building is fully leased to two tenants — Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Bacchus …

Guinness to Open New $80M Brewery South of Baltimore in August

RELAY, MD. — Guinness will open a new U.S. brewery in Relay, 10 miles south of Baltimore, on Friday, Aug. 3. The Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House represents an $80 million investment and is expected to create 160 new jobs. The brewery will be the first Guinness presence in the United States since 1954 and the first ever purpose-built Guinness brewery in American history, according to the company’s website. The facility will feature public tours, taproom tastings, a 270-seat …

Velocis, Katz Buy 230,925 SF Grocery-Anchored Retail Center Near D.C.

BRANDYWINE, MD. — Velocis, in partnership with Katz Properties, has acquired Brandywine Crossing, a 230,925-square-foot retail center located at 15922 Crain Highway in Brandywine, roughly 20 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. The name of the seller and sales price were not disclosed. Safeway anchors the open-air center, which is also home to tenants such as Marshalls, Target and Costco. Katz will manage the property. The transaction marks Velocis’ fifth acquisition in the Washington, D.C., …

CIT Group Provides $26.6M Acquisition Loan for Medical Office Center in Metro D.C.

ROCKVILLE, MD. — CIT Group Inc. has provided a $26.6 million loan for the acquisition of Shady Grove Professional Center, a two-building medical office complex in Rockville, roughly 16 miles north of Washington, D.C. The two-building center is situated on 5.6 acres and totals more than 100,000 square feet. CIT Group arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between Anchor Health Properties, MedProperties and CDC

Finmarc Purchases Two-Building Office/Flex Portfolio in Maryland’s Howard County for $10.9M

COLUMBIA, MD. — Finmarc Management Inc. has acquired a two-building office/flex portfolio in Columbia for $10.9 million. The sold portfolio includes a single-story, 49,000-square-foot flex building at 9151 Rumsey Road and a single-story, 61,000-square-foot flex/office building at 9130 Red Branch Road. Jay Wellschlager of JLL arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, Greenfield Partners. The portfolio was 90 percent leased at the time of sale. With this acquisition, Finmarc currently …

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Revises Offer to Acquire LaSalle Hotel Properties, New Deal Valued at $4.17B

BETHESDA, MD. — For the fourth time since March, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) has revised its merger proposal with LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO). Both hospitality REITs are based in Bethesda. Pebblebrook’s offer is contingent on LaSalle breaking off its current merger agreement with Blackstone Group. Pebblebrook submitted its offer to LaSalle’s board of trustees a few weeks after Blackstone and LaSalle came to terms on their merger. Blackstone’s deal was for $4.8 …

FCP Sells 170-Unit Apartment Community in Suburban Maryland for $24.5M

FORT WASHINGTON, MD. — Federal Capital Partners (FCP) has sold River Pointe, a 170-unit apartment community located at 8340 Indian Head Highway in Fort Washington, about 19 miles south of Washington, D.C. Aulder Capital purchased the property for $24.5 million. River Pointe includes a new playground, picnic area, central courtyard, pet walk and on-site maintenance and management. Robin Williams, Dean Sigmon and Justin Shay of Transwestern’s Mid-Atlantic Multifamily Group brokered the …

Content Partners