In 2016 and the first quarter of this year, Atlanta’s economy boomed, showing several positive signs that point to another banner year for the multifamily market. From December 2016 through February 2017, Atlanta added 96,700 total non-farm jobs, an increase of 3.7 percent over the same time the previous year. Additionally, in 2016 the city experienced 3 percent wage growth overall. This translates to a robust multifamily market with solid fundamentals. According to Axiometrics,..
LAFAYETTE, SHREVEPORT AND SLIDELL, LA. — AVR Realty Co., a Yonkers, N.Y.-based multifamily investment and development firm, has sold a portfolio of nine multifamily properties totaling 2,079 units in Louisiana for approximately $250 million. Israel-based investment firm El-Ad National Properties purchased the portfolio. According to the company's LinkedIn page, its portfolio of American properties consists of 12,700 apartment units, 1 million square feet of office space and several hotels...
OPA-LOCKA, FLA. — Avison Young has arranged the sale of the Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market and neighboring auto auction site for $80 million. The property comprises three parcels of land totaling over 72.1 acres — the 43.8-acre flea market located at 12691 and 12705 N.W. 2nd Ave., and the 28.3-acre auto auction site, Insurance Auto Auctions, located at 12700 N.W. Le Jeune Road. Michael Fay of Avison Young negotiated the transaction on behalf of the buyer, Gramercy Property Trust, and the..
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Morgan, in conjunction with institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, has broken ground on Pearl Flagler Village, a 350-unit apartment community located at 400 N.E. 3rd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Situated along the Wave Streetcar line within Flagler Village, a mixed-use development, the project will include a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. The seven-story property will also feature a business center, fitness center, yoga..
BARTLETT, TENN. — Atlanta-based Branch Properties LLC has acquired Bartlett Towne Center, a 192,624-square-foot, Kroger-anchored shopping center located at 6045 Stage Road in Bartlett, roughly 13 miles east of Memphis. Jim Hamilton and Richard Reid of HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors. The sales price was not disclosed. At the time of sale, Bartlett Towne Center was 94 percent leased to tenants including Petco, Dollar Tree, Shoe..
ATLANTA — Joel & Granot Real Estate/CORFAC International (JGRE) has sold a 108,000-square-foot office building located at 550 Pharr Road in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. The property is situated at the northwest corner of Pharr and Piedmont roads. Alan Joel and Dan Granot of JGRE represented 550 Buckhead LLC, an entity made up of JGRE, its Dallas-based mezzanine partner Rainer and other investors, internally in the sale to Charlotte-based Stone Street Capital. JGRE and Rainer originally..
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — NAI Avant has arranged the $11.3 million sale of 4221 Faber Place Drive, a 48,000-square-foot, Class A pharmaceutical manufacturing and testing facility located within the Faber Place Executive Park in North Charleston. Dexter Rumsey of NAI Avant represented the buyer, JEMA I LLC, in the transaction. CBRE’s Charlie Carmody represented the seller, The Medical University of South Carolina. At the time of sale, the building was leased long-term to a pharmaceutical..
NASHVILLE, TENN. — JE Dunn Construction has unveiled plans for a six-story, $120 million parking garage at Nashville International Airport, the first element of the airport’s $1.2 billion expansion plan. The project will replace an existing structure and provide 2,000 parking spaces, sensors to let drivers know what spaces are available and a passenger pick-up and drop-off hub for taxis, limos, shuttles and ride-sharing services. The garage will feature eco-friendly elements including an..
TYSONS, VA. — Hogan Lovells, an international law firm, will relocate its Northern Virginia office to Boro Tower, a new 20-story office tower under construction at The Boro, a planned 15-acre mixed-use development in Tysons. The first phase of The Boro will deliver 700 residential units, 260,000 square feet of retail space and Boro Tower. The Meridian Group, developer of the project, estimates the first phase to be completed in 2019. Rob Faktorow and Terry Reiley of CBRE represented The..
GAITHERSBURG, MD. — Kimco Realty Corp. has signed a lease with Cinépolis USA, a Dallas-based movie theater chain, to bring its luxury theater concept to Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, roughly 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. Kimco acquired the 250,000-square-foot, Whole Foods-anchored development in 2016 and has unveiled plans for redevelopment, including renovated facades, improved pedestrian access, upgraded lighting and landscaping and revitalization of the community’s main..