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Okan Group to Build 70-Story, Mixed-Use Tower in Downtown Miami

MIAMI — Turkish real estate developer Okan Group has announced plans to build a 70-story, mixed-use project in downtown Miami at 555 North Miami Ave. The $300 million development is slated to include a 294-room Hilton hotel, 64,000 square feet of office space, 236 condo-hotel units and 149 condominium residences as well as four penthouses. Condo-hotel units are often sold to individuals as vacation homes, then rented out the rest of the year. Once completed, Okan Tower will become one …

Joint Venture Unveils $600M Mixed-Use Project in Savannah, Georgia

SAVANNAH, GA. — A joint venture between ELV Associates, Mariner Group and Regent Partners has unveiled the development plans for a $600 million mixed-use project in Savannah. The joint venture originally acquired the site — formerly known as Savannah River Landing — in September 2017. The project will be renamed Eastern Wharf, a nod to the site’s history. The Savannah Eastern Wharves date back to the early 1800s, when Savannah was on the rise as one of the major ports on the East …

JD Carlisle, Fosun International Receive $350M Loan to Build Luxury Multifamily Tower in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — JD Carlisle Development Group and Fosun International have received a $350 million loan for the construction of a 66-story luxury condominium project in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. The 199-unit tower will be located at 126 Madison Ave., also known as 15 East 30th St. Once known for its wholesale stores along Broadway Street, NoMad is now a hotbed for luxury condo buildings. Designed by Handel Architects, the project will span 400,408 square feet and include 4,093 …

CHA Health Systems Breaks Ground on $291M Hospital Tower in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES — CHA Health Systems Inc. has broken ground on a new patient care tower within CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC), a private hospital campus in Hollywood. The nearly 175,000-square-foot tower will replace an existing building at an estimated cost of $291 million. The tower is part of HPMC’s three-phase, $350 million overhaul that includes retrofitting the existing Doctor’s Tower and South Wing to satisfy California’s seismic requirements. The state …

Blackstone Agrees to Acquire Gramercy Property Trust in $7.6B, All-Cash Transaction

NEW YORK — Affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII have agreed to acquire Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in an all-cash transaction. The sale is expected to close before the end of the year. Shortly after the announcement of the merger, shareholder rights law firm Johnson Fistel LLP launched an investigation into whether the board members of Gramercy breached their fiduciary duties in valuing the transaction at this level. One Wall Street analyst has set a …

IPA Brokers $161.9M Sale of Multifamily Portfolio in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES — Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has brokered the sale of an eight-property, 644-unit multifamily portfolio in Los Angeles County for $161.9 million. The properties include: Oaktree Apartments and Stillmore Apartments in Santa Clarita; Tamarind Terrace Apartments in Hollywood; Regency Apartments, Woodley Court and Sylvan Apartments in Van Nuys; Vista Del Madre in Pasadena; and Foothill Village in Sylmar. Seven of the eight assets …

Annaly to Acquire Healthcare Real Estate Specialist MTGE for $900M in REIT Merger

NEW YORK AND BETHESDA, MD. — New York-based Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) has agreed to acquire Bethesda-based real estate investment trust MTGE Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: MTGE) for $900 million in cash and stock. The transaction values healthcare real estate specialist MTGE at $19.65 per share. Under the deal, MTGE shareholders will have the option to receive cash, stock or a combination of the two. In addition, Annaly will assume the existing $55 million in MTGE preferred …

Winthrop Realty Sells $1.5B Stake in 20 Times Square to Partner Maefield Development

NEW YORK CITY — Winthrop Realty Liquidating Trust has sold its stake in 701 Seventh Avenue, also known as 20 Times Square, to Maefield Development for $1.53 billion. Maefield was Winthrop’s former investment partner in the building currently under construction in Manhattan’s bustling Times Square district. The 400,000-square-foot development will feature a 39-story tower with 120,000 square feet of retail, attraction and entertainment spaces. The project will also include a 452-room …

Brookfield Purchases 22-Story Office Tower in Downtown Chicago for $305M

CHICAGO — A private fund sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) has purchased 175 West Jackson, a 22-story office tower in downtown Chicago’s Central Loop district, for $305 million. JLL Capital Markets represented the seller, a high-net-worth European family advised by Extell Development. Built in 1912 and designed by Chicago-based architect Daniel H. Burnham, the Class A office tower spans 1.4 million square feet, encompassing a full city block. The property features …

Prologis to Acquire DCT Industrial Trust in $8.4B, All-Stock Transaction

SAN FRANCISCO AND DENVER — San Francisco-based Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) and Denver-based DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT) have entered into a definitive merger agreement wherein Prologis will acquire DCT Industrial Trust for $8.4 billion. The sale will be structured as an all-stock transaction. DCT shareholders will receive 1.02 shares of Prologis stock for each share of DCT stock they own. Under the terms of the transaction, which is expected to close during the third quarter, …

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