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DreamWorks Animation’s Headquarters, Studio Campus in Los Angeles Sells for $290M

LOS ANGELES — LA Hana OW LLC has acquired DreamWorks Animation’s headquarters and studio campus, a 460,000-square-foot creative office campus in the Los Angeles submarket of Glendale, for $290 million. The five-building campus is located at 1000 Flower St. The property is fully leased on a triple-net basis to DreamWorks Animation SKG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Corp., through 2035. The Mediterranean-style campus features landscaped courtyards, a manmade river, library, fitness..

November 22, 2017

Inland Real Estate Facilitates $95M Sale of 360-Unit Multifamily Community in Metro Denver

BROOMFIELD, COLO. — Inland Real Estate Acquisitions Inc. has facilitated the sale of 8000 Uptown Apartments, a 360-unit multifamily community located in Broomfield, 18 miles northwest of Denver. The property sold for $95 million, according to BizWest. Matthew Tice and Brett Smith of Inland Real Estate facilitated the transaction. The buyer was an unspecified affiliate of Inland. The seller was not disclosed. Constructed in 2015, the property consists of 19 buildings with 160..

November 21, 2017

Office Rental Rates on the Rise in All 30 of CBRE’s Top 30 Tech Submarkets

LOS ANGELES — Office rents across the United States and Canada are getting a big lift from the influence of tech job creation, according to CBRE. All of the submarkets tracked in the brokerage giant’s annual Tech-30 report have experienced rental growth over the past two years. In 13 of those submarkets, asking rental rates have grown by more than 10 percent in the two years tracked between second-quarter 2015 and second-quarter 2017. On the list of 30 submarkets, office rent growth..

November 21, 2017

Mainstreet Acquires 42-Property Seniors Housing Portfolio for $425M

CARMEL, IND. — Mainstreet Health Investments (TSX: HLP-U), an Indiana-based seniors housing owner and developer that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has acquired New York-based Care Investment Trust LLC and its portfolio of 42 seniors housing communities for $425 million. Mainstreet is funding the equity portion of the acquisition through the issuance of Mainstreet common shares directly to Tiptree Inc. (NASDAQ: TIPT), a New York-based holding company with roughly $2.4 billion in..

November 20, 2017

SL Green Agrees to Sell 303,515 SF Office Building in Manhattan for $305M

NEW YORK CITY — SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) has agreed to sell 600 Lexington Ave. in Midtown Manhattan for $305 million. The 36-story, 303,515-square-foot office building is located on the corner of 52nd Street and Lexington Avenue in the heart of the Plaza District. The property is 99 percent leased to tenants such as MKP Management, Element Capital Management and Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young. The sale is expected to close by the first quarter of 2018, and generate net..

November 17, 2017

Bayview Receives $288.8M Loan to Develop Two High-Rise Apartment Towers in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Bayview Development Group, a privately held commercial real estate development and investment firm based in Northern California, has received a $288.8 million construction loan to develop MIRO in downtown San Jose. The project will include a pair of 28-story luxury apartment towers housing more than 600 residences and 20,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. Situated in one of the top markets in the Silicon Valley, MIRO will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom..

November 16, 2017

Middle-Class Affordability Is ‘Single Biggest Issue’ Facing Seniors Housing Industry, Says HJ Sims’ Landreville

NEW ORLEANS — Many seniors housing developers, owners and operators are already looking forward to the “silver tsunami” of Baby Boomers reaching the proper age to enter seniors housing. However, if current trends continue, many of those seniors won’t be able to afford seniors housing anyway, according to panelists at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo. The panel, titled “Understanding the Economics & Financing Structures of Moderately Priced Life Plan Communities,” took..

November 16, 2017

Starwood Capital Group Buys Wells Fargo Center in Portland

PORTLAND, ORE. — Starwood Capital Group has purchased the 40-story Wells Fargo Center in downtown Portland. The transaction includes an adjacent five-story former data processing building. The price was not disclosed, though county tax records put the value of the tower at $163 million and the adjacent property at $33 million, according to The Oregonian. In June, Wells Fargo announced plans to sell the buildings and relocate some of the 900 employees working there to other local offices,..

November 15, 2017

InterFace Panel: Demand for Automated Labor Growing in Industrial Sector

HOUSTON — The number of American manufacturing jobs has been decreasing for more than a decade, radically enough that the pledge to return them became a cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s campaign. Between 2004 and 2014, the country lost about 2.1 million manufacturing jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which also projects that another 814,000 manufacturing jobs will be cut by 2024. The decline in manufacturing jobs has coincided with job growth in..

November 15, 2017

North American Properties, PGIM to Break Ground on $2.5B Mixed-Use Development in New Jersey

SAYREVILLE, N.J. — A joint venture between North American Properties (NAP) and PGIM Real Estate is set to break ground on Riverton, a $2.5 billion, 418-acre, mixed-use development located roughly 33 miles south of Manhattan along the Raritan River in Sayreville. Upon completion, the project is set to include residential, retail, entertainment, office and hotel space alongside a marina. The development will also incorporate passive recreation and open space along the riverfront, programmed..

November 14, 2017