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Gencom-Led Venture Acquires Two Resort Hotels Near Tampa for $100M

ST. PETE BEACH, FLA. — A venture led by Gencom has purchased the Grand Plaza Hotel and the Beachcomber Beach Resort and Hotel for $100 million. The hotels are located a quarter-mile apart from each other in St. Pete Beach, a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Tampa. Situated on 3.7 acres at 5250 Gulf Blvd., the 156-room Grand Plaza Resort opened in 1975 as a Hilton hotel and was most recently renovated between 2014 and 2016. The hotel is home to Spinners Rooftop Revolving …

Welltower Agrees to Acquire 55 Medical Buildings from CNL Healthcare Properties for $1.25B

TOLEDO, OHIO AND ORLANDO, FLA. — One of the giants of the healthcare REIT sector, Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), has agreed to acquire 55 medical office and outpatient facilities from CNL Healthcare Properties for $1.25 billion. The megadeal is expected to close in the first half of this year. The Class A portfolio, which spans 16 states, is 94 percent occupied. Additionally, 92 percent of the facilities are affiliated with leading healthcare systems. The newly acquired portfolio is expected …

Omega Healthcare Investors Agrees to Acquire MedEquities Realty Trust for $600M

HUNT VALLEY, MD. AND NASHVILLE, TENN. — Real estate investment trust Omega Healthcare Advisors (NYSE: OHI) has agreed to acquire MedEquities Realty Trust  (NYSE: MRT) in a cash and stock transaction valued at $600 million. As part of the transaction, Omega will acquire the fee simple interest in 34 facilities operated by 11 operators in seven states. Omega will also acquire approximately $34 million in mortgage loans. Under the terms of the transaction, MRT shareholders will receive …

Paramount Agrees to Acquire Historic Office Tower in San Francisco for $227M

SAN FRANCISCO — Paramount Group Inc. (NYSE: PGRE) has agreed to acquire 111 Sutter Street, a 293,000-square-foot office tower in San Francisco’s North Financial District, for $227 million. The transaction, expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, equates to $775 per square foot. Paramount is considering bringing in a joint venture partner at the property. The seller was not disclosed. The building is currently 79.6 percent leased to technology, media, business services and …

SJP, PGIM Partner to Acquire Office Building in Manhattan for $245M

NEW YORK CITY — SJP Properties and PGIM Real Estate, the real estate investment business of PGIM Inc., have acquired 470 Park Avenue South in Manhattan’s Midtown South neighborhood for $245 million. Norges Bank Real Estate Management and TH Real Estate sold the 301,178-square-foot office and retail building. New York City-based SJP Properties will lease and manage the property. The partners plan to transform the property to accommodate the modern workforce with a boutique-style hotel …

LVMH To Acquire Luxury Hospitality Group Belmond for $2.6B

PARIS AND LONDON — Luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has inked a deal to acquire Belmond Ltd. (NYSE: BEL), the owner or manager of 46 luxury hotel, restaurant, train and river cruise properties across the world, including three hotels in the U.S. LVMH will acquire Belmond for $25 per Class A share in cash, which represents an equity value of $2.6 billion and an enterprise value of $3.2 billion. Belmond currently operates properties in 24 countries, including the Hotel …

Google to Invest $1B for Manhattan Campus, Double New York Workforce Over Next Decade

NEW YORK CITY — Search engine giant Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) plans to invest $1 billion to create a new office campus in Manhattan’s Hudson Square district. Situated just south of West Village, the 1.7 million-square-foot campus is a crucial next step for the company’s goal to double its New York workforce to 14,000 over the next 10 years. Google has signed two leases and a letter of intent to establish the campus, to be named Google Hudson Square. The tech firm will occupy 315 and 345 …

Berkadia Arranges $100M Refinancing for Ernst & Young Office Building in Downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Berkadia has arranged a $100 million refinancing of the Ernst & Young Office Tower, a 23-story property in downtown Cleveland.The Class A building is located at 950 Main Ave. and totals 465,000 square feet. Onsite amenities include garage parking, a dry cleaner, a fitness center and concierge services. According to LoopNet Inc., the property has a Walk Score of 85 (out of 100) due to its proximity to numerous downtown restaurants, a commuter rail and Cleveland’s …

University Student Living Receives $575M Construction Financing for UC Davis Student Housing Project

DAVIS, CALIF. — University Student Living LLC has received $575 million in construction financing for a major expansion of the on-campus housing at the University of California, Davis. The project will add approximately 3,300 beds to the university’s West Village. The developer expects to deliver the first 1,000 beds by the start of the 2020 academic year. The $575 million in project costs will come from the proceeds of a tax-exempt bond issue, the largest ever in the country for a …

Apple to Invest $1B in Austin Campus, Create New Sites in California, Seattle

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will expand its operations in Austin by building a $1 billion campus in North Austin, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company announced Thursday morning. The new campus will be located less than one mile from existing facilities, though the exact site and development timeline were not disclosed. Apple officials said the 133-acre campus is expected to initially employ 5,000 new workers with the potential to house 15,000 employees, which Apple says would make …

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