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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

Baltimore’s Multifamily Market is Growing at an Unprecedented Rate

For years, others have considered Baltimore a second-tier market on the Interstate 95 Corridor, lacking the excitement that cities like Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., offer. Not so any more. Baltimore has evolved into a top-tier housing market that is nationally recognized by the investment community. No longer a collection of relics from the “rust belt” banking town that it was decades ago, Baltimore is now a mosaic of adaptive reuses and a hot-bed for tech jobs. The Charm City is …

HFF Arranges $56.3M Refinancing for Industrial Complex in Suburban Maryland

JESSUP, MD. — HFF has arranged a $56.3 million loan for the refinancing of Baltimore Washington Logistics Center, a two-building industrial complex in Jessup, located roughly halfway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Daniel McIntyre, Fred Wittmann and Greg LaBine of HFF arranged the loan through Citizens Bank on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between AEW Capital Management LP and Manekin LLC. Building I at the complex is located at 7600 Assateague Drive and totals 853,503 …

MRP Industrial Signs Three Industrial Leases Totaling 1.5 MSF in Northern Maryland

ABERDEEN AND PERRYMAN, MD. — MRP Industrial has signed leases with three tenants in northern Maryland totaling more than 1.5 million square feet. Two of the leases were signed at Eastgate 95, a 250-acre logistics park located along Woodley Road in Aberdeen. Kuehne + Nagel, a logistics provider, signed a full-building lease for 656,880 square feet of warehousing and distribution space at the center. The facility will be operational in September and will create approximately 225 jobs. Kuehne + …

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