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Ziff Properties to Convert Building Near Knoxville into 65,000 SF Self-Storage Facility

FARRAGUT, TENN. — Ziff Properties Inc. has acquired the former U.S. Golf & Tennis Center in Farragut with plans to convert the building into a 65,000-square-foot self-storage facility. The building is located on six acres, roughly 17 miles west of Knoxville. ExtraSpace Storage will manage the facility, which will include climate- and non-climate-controlled units. A construction timeline was not

Stability Will Be Defining Characteristic of Memphis Multifamily Market in 2018

Consistency is key, and that’s exactly why investors find Memphis more attractive than ever: the Grind City’s financial and commercial real estate stability. The area has grown into a hub for both the distribution and transportation industries. As the largest economic driver in the state, Memphis International Airport alone injects over $20 billion a year into the region’s economy. Thanks in large part to FedEx, the airport has become the second-busiest cargo airport in the world. …

CBRE Provides $18.1M HUD Refinancing for Apartment Community in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — CBRE Capital Markets has provided an $18.1 million loan through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the refinancing of The Villas of Emerald Woods, a 198-unit apartment community in Knoxville. Ann Cone and K.O. Kennedy of CBRE originated the 35-year loan on behalf of the borrower, The Williams Co. LLC. The Knoxville-based company developed the property in three phases between 2006 and 2009. The Villas of Emerald Woods features two- and …

Memphis Industrial Market Closes Out 2017 With Strong Wave of Absorption

The positive momentum for the Memphis industrial market continues. For the previous three years, the market has had positive absorption every quarter. This momentum continued through 2017, where we saw an annual net gain of 6.6 million square feet of positive absorption. Memphis has not seen this type of multi-year, record-breaking performance since the early 2000s. Achieving year-over-year absorption volume at this level proves Memphis can continue to attract both new developers and investors. …

Cronheim Arranges $16M Refinancing for Two Adjacent Hotels Near Chattanooga

TIFTONIA, TENN. — Cronheim Hotel Capital (CHC) has arranged a $16 million loan for the refinancing of two hotels in Tiftonia: a Hampton Inn and a Fairfield Inn & Suites. The adjacent properties are located roughly five miles southwest of Chattanooga. Cronheim arranged the 10-year loan with a 30-year amortization schedule and a fixed interest rate of 4.12 percent on behalf of the borrower, Vision Hospitality Group Inc. The Chattanooga-based company developed the Hampton Inn and Fairfield …

Nashville’s Urban Retail Development Boom Driven by Job, Population Growth

In its 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate survey, Urban Land Institute (ULI) named Nashville the No. 9 U.S. market to watch. Factors contributing to Nashville’s appearance as a top 10 market in ULI’s report for the past three years include a re-emergent downtown, strong population growth, market attractiveness to millennials and a low cost of living. These factors — along with game-changing urban retail developments and the creativity of its culinary scene — have elevated Nashville’s …

Confluent, Harbor to Build 123-Unit Seniors Housing Community Near Memphis

GERMANTOWN, TENN. — Confluent Senior Living, in partnership with Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), is set to begin construction of HarborChase of Germantown, an assisted living and memory care community in the east Memphis suburb of Germantown. The 114,450-square-foot community will feature 86 assisted living units and 37 memory care units in a three-story building. It is scheduled to open in summer 2019. Rosemann & Associates is serving as the architect on the project, and Catamount …

Nashville’s Hottest Office Sector is Tight Race Between Urban Core, Suburbs

Nashville’s office market, frequently heralded as up and coming, continues to see a great deal of interest from both local and outside investors, and the region’s rapid population growth and low vacancy rates continue to sustain a construction boom. Even with a high influx of new projects highlighting local news, the Nashville area still maintains the lowest vacancy rates of any market in the United States, according to CoStar. Compared to the rest of the country, Nashville has the second …

Coastal Ridge Buys 718-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Coastal Ridge Real Estate has acquired Crowne at Campus Pointe, a 718-bed student housing community located less than a mile from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The sales price was not disclosed. Ryan Lang and Bo Flurry of ARA Newmark arranged the transaction on behalf of the undisclosed seller. Constructed in 2005, Crowne at Campus Pointe offers one- to three-bedroom units with monthly rents ranging from $870 to $1,935 per unit. Community amenities include a …

Is Nashville’s Multifamily Market Overbuilt? Maybe, But Not for Long

Nashville has set several notable records in recent years for job growth, rent growth, population growth, tourism and tax revenue, among others. But for the multifamily industry, the most notable benchmarks lately have been related to the amount of inventory that has been delivered. However, the more interesting and less obvious data point is the record level of renter demand that Nashville is currently experiencing. As of third-quarter 2017, Nashville led the country in relative net …

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