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Simon Breaks Ground on $300M Phipps Plaza Redevelopment in Atlanta’s Buckhead District

ATLANTA — Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), the owner and developer best known for Class A malls, has broken ground on the $300 redevelopment of Phipps Plaza, an upscale shopping mall located in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. The project is a redevelopment of the former Belk department store and surface parking space at the 821,000-square-foot, three-story mall. It includes a new, 150-room hotel by Nobu Hotels, a luxury line co-founded by Robert De Niro. The hotel will offer a rooftop …

Public-Private Partnership Breaks Ground on $453M Redevelopment Project in LA’s Koreatown District

LOS ANGELES — Trammell Crow Co. (TCC), in a public-private partnership with the County of Los Angeles (LA County), Public Facilities Group and Meta Housing Corp., has commenced construction of Vermont Corridor, a three-site redevelopment project in Los Angeles’ Koreatown submarket. The development costs are estimated at $453 million, according to local media reports. LA County owns all three sites, which span three city blocks between 4th and 6th streets. Situated on Vermont Avenue …

JPMorgan Chase Provides $306.5M Construction Loan for St. Regis Residences in Boston

BOSTON — JPMorgan Chase Bank has provided a $306.5 million construction loan for The St. Regis Residences a 114-unit, waterfront multifamily project in Boston’s Seaport district. The 22-story tower, which will be located at 150 Seaport Blvd., will feature a twisting and angular design evoking billowing sails in a nod to its location. Every residence in the property will offer views of the Boston skyline or Boston Harbor. The residences will also include underground parking and a …

Salesforce to Expand Regional Headquarters in Atlanta, Adding 600 New Jobs

ATLANTA — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), a customer relationship software and services provider, is set to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta. The company will grow its current footprint in The Atlanta Plaza, located in the city's Buckhead district, which will now be known as Salesforce Tower Atlanta. The lobby, and each new floor set for occupancy by the company, will be renovated as part of the expansion. Salesforce currently occupies four floors of The Atlanta Plaza …

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Plans 142 More Store Closures

HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. — Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. A $134 million debt payment was due today. Eddie Lampert will step down as Sears chief executive, but will remain the company’s chairman. The Hoffman Estates-based company oversees both Sears and Kmart-branded department stores. The company has negotiated $300 million in senior financing from its lenders and is also in the …

Republic Urban Properties Sells Luxury Apartment Community in San Jose for $104M

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Republic Urban Properties has sold Meridian at Midtown in San Jose for $104 million. The luxury apartment community includes 218 units and 14,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is situated at 1432 W. San Carlos St., less than one mile west of downtown and just north of I-280. The location is surrounded by restaurants and retail, as well as just a few blocks from a light rail station. Built in 2015, the mid-rise property offers amenities such as …

Cortland Acquires 531-Unit Multifamily Community at The Battery Atlanta for $156M

ATLANTA — Cortland has acquired Home at The Battery Atlanta, a 531-unit multifamily community, from a joint venture between Braves Development Co. (BDC) and Pollack Shores for $156 million. Walker & Dunlop brokered the transaction. The three-building property — to be renamed Cortland at the Battery Atlanta — offers 328 one-bedroom units, 195 two-bedroom units and eight three-bedroom units. The apartments were 92 percent occupied at the time of sale. Each building offers a range …

Madison Realty Capital Provides $258M Construction Loan for 1,161-Unit Multifamily Portfolio in New Jersey

BAYONNE AND RARITAN, N.J. —Madison Realty Capital has provided $258 million in construction financing for a 1,161-unit multifamily development portfolio in Bayonne and Raritan. The portfolio consists of three large-scale, shovel-ready development sites. The financing will be used to complete site acquisitions and for the construction of all three projects. Jack Klugmann’s Accurate Builders and Developers of New Jersey owns the portfolio. Shaya Ackerman of Meridian Capital arranged the …

Hudson Pacific, Allianz to Acquire Historic Ferry Building in Downtown San Francisco for $291M

SAN FRANCISCO — Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. (NYSE: HPP) and Allianz Real Estate have formed a joint venture to acquire the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco. Located at the foot of Market Street along the San Francisco Bay waterfront, the landmark features 192,532 square feet of office space and 75,486 square feet of retail space. Equity Office, an affiliate of the Blackstone Group, sold the leasehold interest in the land and improvements to the Ferry Building to the joint …

Joint Venture Breaks Ground on $200M Mixed-Use Project in South Florida

BOCA RATON, FLA. — A trio of developers — Giles Capital Group, Rosemurgy Properties, Schmier Property Group — in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital have broken ground on Uptown Boca, a $200 million mixed-use project in South Florida. The development, which will be located at the corner of Glades Road and 95th Avenue South in Boca Raton, will feature 150,591 square feet of retail space. Lucky’s Market and Silverspot Cinema will anchor the project. In addition, Uptown Boca will …

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