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Combination of Multifamily, Office Space is Hot Concept in Texas, Say InterFace Panelists

DALLAS — Say the words “mixed-use” in commercial real estate circles today and generally the first thought that comes to mind is a property featuring a combination of multifamily and retail space. But there’s no written rule that says what property classes can or can’t be included in mixed-use. As such, a number of multifamily developers in Texas are redefining the term’s scope and application by bringing together apartment living and an office component in newer projects. As..

September 15, 2017

Salem Partners to Develop $750M Mixed-Use Project in Honolulu

HONOLULU — Salem Partners, a commercial real estate developer based in Los Angeles, is moving forward on its $750 million, two-tower project in Honolulu. The Honolulu City Council recently gave Salem Partners approval to build the 450-unit condominium and hotel development, which is part of Honolulu’s Ala Moana Transit Oriented Development Plan. The first development in the plan is Salem Partner’s Mana’olana Place project, which is slated to break ground across from the Hawaii..

September 14, 2017

Lessons Learned: Hurricane Andrew Helped Prepare South Florida’s Industrial Market for Irma

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday afternoon, tearing through The Keys and heading up the western portion of the state through the Tampa area. For a time, it appeared the hurricane was heading straight for Miami before it ultimately changed course. “A few days ago when we are all staring down the barrel of a Category 4 storm that was heading straight for us, it was concerning,” says Ken Krasnow, executive managing director of Colliers International’s South Florida..

September 14, 2017

Fortis Property Group Obtains $297M Construction Loan for 325,000 SF Mixed-Use Project in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Fortis Property Group has received a $297 million construction loan to develop River Park, a three-building mixed-use project in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. The 325,000-square-foot project will feature 172 luxury condominium units, 66,900 square feet of community space and 328 parking spaces. Fortis acquired 18 buildings on three adjacent sites that formerly housed the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) medical campus. The company purchased LICH in 2015 for..

September 13, 2017

Cronheim Mortgage Secures $117.5M Financing for Madison Farms Mixed-Use Development in Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM, PA. — Cronheim Mortgage has secured $117.5 million in permanent and construction financing for Madison Farms, a mixed-use development in Bethlehem, located north of Philadelphia and west of New York City. The development, upon completion, will feature 152,000 square feet of retail anchored by a 67,400-square-foot ShopRite; a two-story, Class A medical office building occupied by the Lehigh Valley Health Network; and 570 luxury one- and two-bedroom residential units across 15..

September 12, 2017

CBRE Research: Houston’s Commercial Real Estate Shows Resilience in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — It’s much too soon to know the extent of the damage Hurricane Irma has inflicted on Florida and the Southeast, but a clearer view is starting to emerge with regard to the total impact that Hurricane Harvey has had on the Houston commercial real estate market. Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that made landfall on Aug. 25 near Rockport, Texas, was the strongest storm to hit the Texas Gulf region since 1961, according to CBRE Research. The hurricane dumped more than 50 inches..

September 12, 2017

Brennan Investment, Arch Street Acquire $100M Industrial Portfolio in Midwest, Southeast

CHICAGO AND GREENWICH, CONN. — A joint venture (JV) between Chicago-based Brennan Investment Group and Greenwich-based Arch Street Capital Advisors LLC has acquired a portfolio of 11 industrial properties totaling roughly 2.5 million square feet. The portfolio is valued at approximately $100 million. The properties are located in various markets throughout the Midwest and Southeast, including Chicago, Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, Mich., as well as Jacksonville, Fla., and Birmingham,..

September 11, 2017

Natixis Arranges $125M Construction Loan for Mixed-Use Property in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Natixis has served as lead arranger for a $125 million senior loan for the construction of an 800,000-square-foot mixed-use property in Baltimore. Natixis, M&T and CIT are providing the capital. In addition, HFF arranged $44 million in mezzanine financing through Bridge Investment Group Holdings. The HFF debt placement team representing the borrower included Mark Remington, Brian Crivella and Drake Greer. Madison Marquette is developing the property, which is named One..

September 8, 2017

Fortunes of Houston’s Industrial, Office Sectors Diverge in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

As the flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey begins to recede and more properties become accessible, commercial real estate firms are beginning the long, tedious process of figuring out the full magnitude of the destruction. It will likely be months before the full extent of the property damage throughout Houston is known. But the fortunes of certain classes of commercial real estate are already coming into focus. Metro Houston’s industrial market, which according to CoStar Group..

September 8, 2017

Attracting Workers to ‘Non-Sexy’ Industry Is Challenge Seniors Housing Leaders Face

ATLANTA — By offering paid internships, educational programs, community events and flexible hours, seniors housing leaders hope to combat the well-documented labor shortage and entice younger workers. There simply aren’t enough employees to keep up with the pace of development, and the industry is plagued by high turnover rates as well. That’s according to speakers during an operations update at InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast on Aug. 23 in Atlanta. The conference, held at the..

September 8, 2017