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Inland Private Capital Sells Bank of America-Occupied Office Building in Baltimore for $99.3M

BALTIMORE, MD. — JLL has arranged the sale of 11333 McCormick Road, a two-tower, single-tenant office building in Baltimore, for $99.3 million. The 377,332-square-foot property is net leased to Bank of America. Situated on 16.3 acres, the asset is located in the Hunt Valley submarket, about 15 miles north of downtown Baltimore. The property has immediate access to I-83 and light rail access to Baltimore City, greater Maryland and Pennsylvania. Built in 1974, the eight-story property was …

Sears to Close 96 More Stores by February 2020

HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. — Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close 96 underperforming stores by February 2020, according to the retailer’s parent company, Transform Holdco LLC. The closings will consist of 51 Sears stores and 45 Kmart stores, leaving 182 operational Sears and Kmart stores remaining in the United States. The closing stores are scattered throughout all regions of the country, including 28 located in California. A full list of store closures can be found here. “Since …

Barclays Provides $350M Loan to Refinance Leasehold Interest in 43-Story Manhattan Office Tower

NEW YORK CITY — Barclays has provided Shorenstein Properties LLC with a $350 million loan to refinance the leasehold position in 1407 Broadway, a 43-story, 1.1 million-square-foot office tower near Times Square in New York City. The five-year loan features a floating interest rate. Solil Management, the company that manages the assets of late real estate mogul Sol Goldman, owns the land upon which 1407 Broadway is situated. The building is located at 1407 Broadway between 38th and 39th …

Golub & Co., Farpoint Acquire 1,675-Unit Prairie Shores Workforce Housing Community in Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago-based real estate development firms Golub & Co. and Farpoint Development have acquired Prairie Shores, a large-scale workforce housing apartment community in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The purchase price was not disclosed, but Crain’s Chicago Business reported earlier this year that the buyers were slated to pay $180 million for the property. The Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group was the largest equity investor in the acquisition. The 20-acre Prairie …

Penske Corp. to Acquire Hulman & Co., Including Indianapolis Motor Speedway

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH. AND TERRE HAUTE, IND. — Global trucking and logistics firm Penske Corp. has agreed to purchase Hulman & Co., a private company that owns Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world-famous racetrack that hosts the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 racing events. The acquisition price was not disclosed. Situated on more than 1,000 acres in Speedway, Ind., the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 and today has a permanent seating capacity exceeding 235,000 people. …

Apple Commits $2.5B to Combat Affordable Housing Shortage in California

CUPERTINO, CALIF. — Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has announced a $2.5 billion plan to address the housing availability and affordability crisis in California. Much like Facebook’s recent announcement to commit $1 billion and build 20,000 affordable housing units in the Golden State, Apple cited the major discrepancy between the paces of population growth and affordable housing development as the key catalyst behind its plan. Earlier this year, Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc., the parent …

New Senior Agrees to Sell Entire Assisted Living Portfolio for $385M, Focus Solely on Independent Living

NEW YORK CITY — New Senior Investment Group Inc. (NYSE: SNR), a New York-based seniors housing REIT, has agreed to sell its entire assisted living and memory care portfolio for $385 million. The portfolio comprises 28 properties across 14 states totaling 2,840 units. The deal will leave the company with 102 independent living properties and one continuing care retirement community. …

Public-Private Partnership to Develop $300M University of Michigan Research Center in Downtown Detroit

DETROIT — A public-private partnership has unveiled plans for a $300 million, 190,000-square-foot research and education center in downtown Detroit that the University of Michigan (U-M) will occupy and operate. Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the building that will anchor the 14-acre Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI). The research building is expected to eventually serve 1,000 graduate and senior-level undergraduate students pursuing advanced degrees in a range of high-tech innovation …

Dual-Branded Hotel Distil, Moxy Opens on Louisville’s Whiskey Row

LOUISVILLE, KY. — A 12-story, dual-branded Hotel Distil and Moxy has opened on Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row. Poe Cos., White Lodging and REI Real Estate Services jointly developed the 315-room project. Louisville Business First reports project costs of roughly $100 million. The 205-room Hotel Distil is part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels, a portfolio of independent and upscale hotels comprising more than 180 properties. Many of Hotel Distil’s design cues are taken …

Leasing Event: BMW of Manhattan Renews 227,000 SF Office, Showroom Space in New York City

NEW YORK CITY — BMW of Manhattan has renewed its 227,000-square-foot lease at 555 W. 57th St. in New York City, a 20-story office building formerly known as the Ford Motors Building. BMW occupies office space on the ground and concourse levels, as well as the entire second, third and fourth floors. The company also leases the ground-level showroom, which formerly showcased Ford vehicles. BMW will stay in the building for at least another 10 years following its lease renewal with New …

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