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Joint Venture to Develop Convenience Store, Hotel in Suburban Maryland

FREDERICK, MD. — A joint venture between Kline Associates and Stephanie Jordan Development will develop a Royal Farms convenience store and gas station, and Tru by Hilton hotel within Gateway East Plaza in Frederick. The project is situated within an Opportunity Zone, two miles east of downtown Frederick and 47 miles west of downtown Baltimore. Ryan Minnehan and Patrick Miller of KLNB represented Royal Farms in the lease and are marketing the property to retailers for six available pad site …

Orlo Sells Apartment Complex in Suburban Maryland for $45.8M

SUITLAND, MD. — Orlo has sold Ashton Heights, a 283-unit apartment complex in Suitland, for $45.8 million. The property was 96 percent occupied at the time of sale. Ashton Heights is located at 3901 Suitland Road, seven miles southeast of downtown Washington, D.C. The community was built in the 1970s and offers two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Communal amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, clubhouse, playground and grilling areas. Robin Williams, Dean Sigmon, Justin Shay and …

InvenTrust Acquires Two Grocery-Anchored Shopping Centers in Texas, Maryland for $123M

FRISCO, TEXAS AND ROCKVILLE, MD. — InvenTrust Properties Corp., an Illinois-based shopping center REIT, has acquired two grocery-anchored properties in Texas and Maryland for $123 million. Eldorado Marketplace is a 186,068-square-foot property in Frisco, a northern suburb of Dallas, and Travilah Square is a 56,220-square-foot center in Rockville, a suburb of Washington D.C. The properties fetched sales prices of $71 million and $52 million, respectively. Market Street serves as the …

Land Scarcity in Baltimore Driving More ‘Smart Growth’ for Industrial Sector

Continuing a trend that started approximately 10 years ago, the Central Maryland region remains an extremely attractive area for warehouse and industrial development with vacancy rates hovering in the 7 percent range, more than 3 million square feet currently underway and an additional 5 million square feet of space expected to break ground over the next 18 months. But new challenges are also starting to emerge in this marketplace, driven by barriers-to-entry such as land scarcity and …

Finmarc Management Sells Trader Joe’s-Anchored Shopping Center in Rockville, Maryland for $52.3M

ROCKVILLE, MD. — Finmarc Management Inc. has sold Travilah Square, a 61,500-square-foot, Trader Joe’s-anchored shopping center in Rockville. Finmarc acquired the property in 2015 and renovated it to include new brick and steel exterior façades, as well as a new canopy, LED lighting and signage throughout the center. The company also demolished a former office building and freestanding Burger King and replaced it with a new structure that was subsequently leased by Trader Joe’s, which …

NAI Global Opens New Office in Eastern Maryland

SALISBURY, MD. — NAI Global has opened NAI Coastal, a new office in Salisbury that will serve the coastal region of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Chris Davis; Bradley Gillis, CCIM; Joey Gilkerson; and Chris Gilkerson are the principals of NAI Coastal, which also includes a team of eight advisers. The NAI Coastal team specializes in buyer and tenant representation focusing on the hospitality, multifamily, medical, office, retail and industrial sectors. NAI Coastal also works in …

JLL Arranges Sale of 327,000 SF Office Complex in Metro D.C.

ROCKVILLE, MD. — JLL has arranged the sale of Executive Plaza, a 327,000-square-foot office complex in Rockville. The property comprises two eight-story buildings located at 6120 and 6130 Executive Blvd., about 15 miles north of downtown Washington, D.C. The buildings were recently renovated to include a new fitness center, 3,500-square-foot conference center, cyber café and an outdoor plaza. Jim Meisel and Matt Nicholson of JLL represented the seller, a partnership between Monument Realty …

After Urban Construction Boom, Baltimore Multifamily is Moving to the ’Burbs

The multifamily real estate landscape is booming across the Baltimore metro with exciting new development popping up throughout this burgeoning market. Luxury apartment developers have focused their attention on Baltimore City’s urban waterfront neighborhoods by creating a distinct live-work-play environment. At the same time, suburban developers have focused their efforts along the Interstate 95 corridor, drawn to affluent neighborhoods supported by top ranked school districts. While an …

Suburban Rings Outpacing Baltimore City in Office Leasing, Construction Activity

A strong, vibrant urban core is vital to the success of the entire metropolitan region, and although currently struggling to regain its footing in some critical areas, Baltimore City will eventually return to prominence in the eyes of international investors, CEOs and the general public. Local stakeholders retain confidence in the city based on its strong fundamentals, including nationally renown hospitals, an impressive labor force (a recent CBRE survey ranked Baltimore City as the No. 11 …

Capital Funding Provides $36.9M Acquisition Financing for Two Mid-Atlantic Skilled Nursing Facilities

DUNN LORING, VA., AND SILVER SPRING, MD. — Capital Funding has provided $36.9 million in financing for private equity firm The Portopiccolo Group to acquire two skilled nursing facilities in Dunn Loring and Silver Spring. The properties include the Iliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 130-bed pediatric and geriatric facility in Dunn Loring, and the Fox Chase Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 74-bed geriatric facility in Silver Spring. Accordius Health, an operating platform of The …

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