Two Fitness Tenants to Join Mixed-Use Project North of Atlanta

SANDY SPRINGS, GA. — TURN Indoor Cycling + Strength and SculptHouse have unveiled plans to join City Springs, a 14-acre mixed-use development under construction in Sandy Springs, roughly 15 miles north of downtown Atlanta. The project is a public-private partnership between the City of Sandy Springs, Carter and Selig Enterprises. TURN, a boutique cycling and fitness studio, will open a 3,200-square-foot location at the development. SculptHouse will also open a 3,200-square-foot studio,..

January 16, 2018

AXA, Stewart Investment Acquire 210,000 SF Office Tower in D.C. for $165M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A joint venture between Paris-based AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets and Stewart Investment Partners has acquired 1401 New York Avenue NW, a 210,000-square-foot office property located in Washington, D.C.’s East End, for $165 million. AXA holds the majority interest in the partnership. The sellers, Heitman and Minshall Stewart Properties, originally acquired the property in December 2013 from Lone Star Funds for $95 million. Stewart Investment Partners is a..

January 16, 2018

Aztec Group Arranges $56.8M Construction Loan for Multifamily Development in Broward County

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. — Aztec Group Inc. has secured a $56.8 million construction loan for the development of a 387-unit apartment community at Pembroke Pines City Center, a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use project under development in Broward County. The site is located at the southwest corner of Palm Avenue and Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines. Jason Shapiro and Sean Harrington of Aztec Group arranged the loan through Florida Community Bank on behalf of the borrower and project developer,..

January 15, 2018

CBRE Closes Sale of 1.2 MSF Office Park in Atlanta

ATLANTA — CBRE has arranged the sale of University Office Park, a 1.2 million-square-foot office park situated on 78 acres in Atlanta’s Northeast office submarket. Jason Parsonnet, Will Yowell, Jay O’Meara and Ryan Reethof of CBRE arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, DRA Advisors. An Atlanta-based investment group acquired the 21-building campus for an undisclosed price. The Centers for Disease Control, FEMA and the IRS anchor University Office Park. In addition, the park is..

January 15, 2018

Mobile Industry Organization Opens 15,000 SF Regional Office in Atlanta’s Armour Yards

ATLANTA — London-based GSMA, a trade organization that represents the interests of more than 800 mobile operators worldwide, has opened its new North American regional office at 165 Ottley Drive in Atlanta’s Armour Yards development. GSMA operator members in the North American region include companies such as AT&T, Bell Mobility, Digicel, Rogers Communications, Sprint, T-Mobile, Telus and Verizon. GSMA held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening on Friday, Jan. 11. The new..

January 15, 2018

JLL Brokers $28.8M Sale of Industrial Portfolio in Central Florida

LAKELAND AND WINTER HAVEN, FLA. — JLL has arranged the $28.8 million sale of a four-building, 426,000-square-foot industrial portfolio in Central Florida. Three of the facilities are located within Parkway Corporate Center at 4070, 4035 and 4150 S. Pipkin Road in Lakeland. The fourth building is located at 750 42nd Ave. in Winter Haven. Ryan Vaught and Robyn Hurrell of JLL arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, Parkway Partners. Dalfen America Corp. acquired the properties as one..

January 15, 2018

Franklin Street Negotiates $3.2M Sale of New Retail Center in Alexandria, Louisiana

ALEXANDRIA, LA. — Franklin Street has arranged the $3.2 million sale of The Bulls Eye, a newly constructed, 6,400-square-foot strip retail center located at 3504 Jackson St. in Alexandria. John Tennant and Bryan Belk of Franklin Street arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, Nashville-based D3 Alexandria LLC. Boise, Idaho-based Latta Properties LLC acquired the asset. At the time of sale, The Bulls Eye was home to Mattress Firm and Verizon Wireless.

January 15, 2018

Camden Property Trust Acquires 358-Unit Apartment Community Near Tampa for $127M

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT), a Houston-based multifamily REIT, has acquired Camden Pier District, a 358-unit apartment community in the Tampa suburb of St. Petersburg, for $127 million. The sales price, which equates to about $354,745 per unit, makes this transaction the largest apartment deal in the history of the Tampa Bay area on a per-unit basis, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “We believe the purchase price of this premier asset is 5 to 10 percent..

January 15, 2018

National Retail Trends of Grocery Expansion, Backfilling Vacant Stores Evident in Hampton Roads

December of this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the movie “Wall Street” and the introduction of the antihero, Gordon Gekko. In that movie, Gordon delivers the iconic “Greed is Good” speech to the shareholders of a besieged paper company. While things in the end did not turn out well for Gekko due in large part to his greed, the undertones of that speech are uncontentious: Performance and adaptation will come about when there are strong incentives to evolve. The evolutionary..

January 15, 2018

IPA Arranges $46.3M Sale of Multifamily Community in Downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has arranged the $46.3 million sale of Urban Style Flats, a 481-unit apartment community located at 300 10th St. in downtown St. Petersburg. IPA arranged the transaction on behalf of a New York-based buyer. Other terms of the deal were not disclosed. Constructed between 1971 and 1978, Urban Style Flats has undergone a number of capital improvements since 2010, including new air conditioning..

January 12, 2018