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AvalonBay Buys Apartment Community in Metro D.C. for $83M

LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD. — AvalonBay Communities has purchased Alexan Concorde, a multifamily property located at 811 Concorde Circle in Linthicum Heights, about 34 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. A joint venture between Trammell Crow Residential and an affiliate of Western & Southern Financial Group sold the asset for $83 million. Situated adjacent to Baltimore-Washington International Airport and less than one mile from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the property features 310 luxury …

Pennrose Tops Out 120-Unit Seniors Housing Community in Maryland

ASPEN HILL, MD. — Pennrose has completed vertical construction of Pointe View at Aspen Hill, a 120-unit, mixed-income seniors housing community in Aspen Hill, located just north of Washington, D.C. Located on a nearly six-acre parcel, the development features 61 one-bedroom and 59 two-bedroom apartments. Harkins Builders is the general contractor, while Architecture by Design is the architect. The affordable, independent living community will be restricted to residents age 62 or older, …

Charger Ventures Receives $30.1M in Acquisition Financing for Apartment Complex in Maryland

LEXINGTON PARK, MD. — Charger Ventures has received $30.1 million in financing for the acquisition of Greens at Hilton Run, a garden-style multifamily community located at 46860 Hilton Drive in Lexington Park. Jamie Leachman and Nicole Brickhouse of HFF secured the 10-year, fixed-rate loan through Freddie Mac’s CME Program for the borrower. The securitized loan will be serviced by HFF. Charger Ventures plans to continue the seller’s interior unit renovation program, as well as upgrade …

After Record-Setting 2017, Baltimore Looks to Extend Its ‘Industrial Revolution’

The greater Baltimore metropolitan region achieved positive absorption of more than 6 million square feet of warehouse and industrial space in 2017, smashing the previous record by several million square feet and triggering yet another wave of speculative development activity. While on the surface there seems to be no end in sight to this unprecedented level of activity as we cross the midway point of 2018, there does exist several warning signs that are worth monitoring. But, who wants to …

Kimco Signs 66,450 SF Lease with Giant Food at Mill Station Project in Baltimore County

OWINGS MILLS, MD. — Kimco Realty Corp. has inked a 66,450-square-foot lease with Giant Food at Mill Station, a $108 million project located at the site of the former Owings Mills Mall in Owings Mills, about 18 miles northwest of Baltimore. The grocer will join previously announced tenants including Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marshalls, HomeSense, Burlington, Five Below, AMC Theatres and Costco, which is scheduled to open next month. With the addition of Giant Food, the 621,000-square-foot …

Job Growth, Low Unemployment Keep Office Development Churning in Baltimore

Continued job growth, coupled with a 4.3 percent unemployment rate (down from nearly 9 percent in 2010) in the greater Baltimore metropolitan region are the primary reasons giving real estate development companies the confidence to construct speculative commercial office buildings in select submarkets throughout central Maryland. After delivering more than 1 million square feet of space in Baltimore City, another 1.6 million is presently rising in the downtown skyline. Industries …

FCP Sells Two Multifamily Communities in Metro D.C. for $56M

ST. CHARLES, MD. — FCP has sold two multifamily properties in St. Charles, roughly 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., for $56 million. Preservation Partners acquired the assets, which include the 136-unit Headen House and the 204-unit Huntington. The communities are part of a larger portfolio that FCP acquired in 2009. Over the past eight years, FCP repositioned and sold portions of the portfolio. All of the units at Headen House and Huntington are affordable under the U.S. Department of …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $69.9M Fannie Mae Financing for Multifamily Acquisitions in Atlanta, Richmond Suburbs

BETHESDA, MD. — Walker & Dunlop has arranged $69.9 million in Fannie Mae financing for the acquisition of three multifamily properties located in the Atlanta and Richmond, Va., metro areas. Andrew Tapley and Alexandra Huffman of Walker & Dunlop arranged the financing on behalf of the borrower, Capital Square 1031. The financed portfolio includes Ivy Commons Apartments in Marietta, Ga., roughly 24 miles northwest of Atlanta; Axis 147 in Chesterfield, Va., roughly 17 miles south of …

Long-Awaited Retail Projects are Springing to Life All Around Baltimore

A number of high-profile retail and mixed-use developments throughout the greater Baltimore metropolitan area have been stuck in neutral over the past few years, with issues rang-ing from changes to the local real estate environment, construction issues, leasing challenges related to store closings and consolidations, corporate reevaluations and the constantly shifting tastes and shopping habits of the Baltimore consumer. Successful retail projects must en-joy a string of positive outcomes …

HREC Brokers Sale of 152-Room, Hilton-Branded Hotel in Metro Baltimore

COLUMBIA, MD. — HREC Investment Advisors has arranged the sale of the 152-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia in downtown Columbia, roughly 19 miles southwest of Baltimore. A joint venture between LTD Hospitality Group and Sefira Capital acquired the asset for an undisclosed price. Ketan Patel and Kevin Kanley of HREC arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, RLJ Lodging Trust. The hotel features meeting space, a fitness center, heated indoor pool and an onsite restaurant and

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