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Lidl to Open 25 East Coast Grocery Stores by Spring 2020

ARLINGTON, VA. — Lidl US plans to open 25 grocery stores on the East Coast by spring 2020. The 25 stores will be located in Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, including the first four in Long Island. Openings for the individual stores were not released. In conjunction with the openings, Lidl US also plans to close two stores in Rockingham and Kinston, N.C. this summer. Lidl operates 10,500 grocery stores in 29 countries. …

HFF Arranges $228M Sale of Multifamily High Rises in Northern Virginia

ARLINGTON, VA. — HFF has arranged the $228 million sale of Meridian at Pentagon City, a two-tower, 534-unit multifamily property in Arlington. A joint venture between Paradigm and a fund advised by the UBS Asset Management Real Estate & Private Markets-U.S. sold the asset. A joint venture between Polinger Development Co. and an unidentified institutional investor acquired the community. Meridian at Pentagon City is located at 1221 and 1331 S. Eads St., adjacent to Amazon’s forthcoming …

Bogese Sells Shopping Center in Richmond for $5.7M

RICHMOND, VA. — Bogese Cos. has sold The Shoppes at Belvedere, a 22,577-square-foot shopping center in Richmond, for $5.7 million. The shopping center was 90 percent leased to nine tenants at the time of the sale, including Firebirds Wood Fire Grill, Stavna Dance Academy and Wilson Lee Interiors. Klein Enterprises acquired the property, which was built in 2008. Catharine Spangler, Calvin Griffith, Pete Waldbauer and Nicki Jassy of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented the seller in …

Park Hotels & Resorts to Acquire Chesapeake Lodging Trust in $2.7B Hospitality REIT Merger

ARLINGTON, VA. — Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) has entered into an agreement to acquire Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP) in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.7 billion. Both companies are Virginia-based hotel REITs, with Park headquartered in Tysons and Chesapeake headquartered in Arlington, just seven miles apart in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The deal, which is expected to close during the late third or early fourth quarter of this year, …

Sunrise Senior Living Starts Redevelopment Project Near D.C.

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Sunrise Senior Living has completed demolition of the former National Association of Professional Insurance Agents buildings in the Old Town neighborhood of Alexandria, with plans to build a 93-unit assisted living property on the land. Located south of Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River, this will be Sunrise’s second community in Alexandria. Rust | Orling Architecture is designing the project. SunTrust Bank provided a $45.5 million loan to finance the

WashREIT Acquires 1,685-Unit Multifamily Portfolio in Northern Virginia for $379.1M

ALEXANDRIA, HERNDON, MANASSAS AND LEESBURG, VA. — WashREIT (NYSE: WRE) has acquired a five-property, 1,685-unit multifamily portfolio in Northern Virginia for $379.1 million. The properties include: 205 Century Place in Alexandria; 13690 Legacy Circle and 2511 Farmcrest Drive in Herndon; 10519 Lariat Lane in Manassas; and 86 Heritage Way NE in Leesburg. Sellers were not disclosed. “We are pleased to be growing our Northern Virginia multifamily portfolio by 53 percent at a time when …

Armada Hoffler to Acquire Two Retail Centers in Virginia Beach for $105M

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Armada Hoffler will acquire Red Mill Commons and Marketplace at Hilltop in Virginia Beach for a combined $105 million from local retail developer Venture Realty Group. As part of the acquisition, Armada Hoffler will exchange 4.1 million operating partnership units each valued at $15.55, as well as the assumption of $36 million in debt and $5 million in cash. Red Mill Commons is a 374,000-square-foot retail center that was 98 percent leased at the time of sale to more …

Hampton Roads Apartments a Gold Mine for Yield-Seeking Investors

Seeking higher yield, private capital multifamily investors are increasingly looking to the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Chesapeake MSA. This region of seven cities and a population of more than 1.7 million people is known collectively as Hampton Roads. Strong fundamentals, a youthful population and an expanding economy offer more promising returns than most surrounding MSAs. Compressing cap rates [caption id="attachment_227558" align="alignright" width="100"] Hank Hankins, senior Vice …

Carr Signs Coworking Firm Industrious to 25,000 SF Lease at Arlington Office Building

ARLINGTON, VA. — Carr Properties has signed coworking firm Industrious to a 25,000-square-foot lease at 2311 Wilson, a new LEED Gold-certified office building situated one block from the Court House Metro station in Arlington. The Chicago-based coworking firm plans to occupy the entire third floor at 2311 Wilson by the first quarter of 2020. Carr has recently inked deals with boutique fitness concept Solidcore and For Five Coffee at the office building, which was delivered in 2018. Amenities …

HJ Sims Arranges $201.1M in Construction Financing for Seniors Housing Project in Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA. — HJ Sims has arranged $201.1 million in financing for the construction of a new residential tower at Harbor’s Edge, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Norfolk. The property was originally developed in 2002 in cooperation with the City of Norfolk as part of a master development plan called “Fort Norfolk Neighborhood.” HJ Sims has partnered with Harbor’s Edge since the early 2000s, structuring, placing and underwriting the initial seed capital transaction, …

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