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Private Equity JV Agrees to Acquire Fast-Food Chain Bojangles’ for $593.7M

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A joint venture between private equity firms Durational Capital Management LP and The Jordan Company LP has agreed to acquire chicken-and-biscuits chain Bojangles’ Inc. for $593.7 million in an all-cash transaction. Bojangles’ (NASDAQ: BOJA) stockholders will receive $16.10 in cash for each share held, representing a 15 percent premium to the closing share price of Sept. 27, a day prior to a published report by Reuters that the company was exploring alternatives …

Lowe’s to Close 20 Underperforming Stores in U.S., 31 in Canada

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (NYSE: LOW) has unveiled its plans to close 20 underperforming stores in the United States as part of its ongoing strategic reassessment. Additionally, the company will close 31 Canadian stores. The Mooresville-based home improvement retailer stated that most associates at these stores will be extended opportunities to transition to a similar role at a nearby Lowe’s store. The majority of affected stores are located within 10 miles of another …

Taubman Centers Completes $500M Redevelopment of Los Angeles Mall

LOS ANGELES — Michigan-based Taubman Centers Inc. (NYSE: TCO) has completed its $500 million redevelopment of Beverly Center, an 883,000-square-foot shopping mall in Los Angeles. Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s currently anchor the eight-story property, which is home to more than 100 tenants. In terms of design, the redevelopment delivered new and expanded floor openings that allow more natural light into the building, as well as an exterior LED lighting system. The property’s street-level …

Nationwide Realty Investors Unveils Plans for 1.8 MSF Mixed-Use Development in Scottsdale, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Nationwide Realty Investors has unveiled plans for Cavasson, a 1.8 million-square-foot mixed-use development in Scottsdale, just east of Phoenix. The initial phase of the project will include a 460,000-square-foot regional headquarters for Nationwide Insurance as well as 1,600 apartment units, retail and restaurants, two hotel sites and a six-story parking structure. Groundbreaking for Phase I is slated for next year. The walkable development will include sidewalks, …

Tribune Media to Start Construction of 8 MSF River District in Chicago

CHICAGO — Tribune Real Estate Holdings, a subsidiary of Tribune Media Co. (NYSE: TRCO), has received approval from the City of Chicago to begin an 8 million-square-foot mixed-use development at 700 and 777 W. Chicago Ave.  The approval was the last step before construction could begin. The development — named The River District — will include 4,100 residential units and 2,000 feet of riverfront pedestrian walkways upon completion. Phase I of development will include 1,250 to 1,500 …

MetLife Investment Management Provides $156.2M Refinancing for Mixed-Use Complex in Virginia

VIENNA, VA. — MetLife Investment Management has provided a $156.2 million loan for the refinancing of Modera Avenir Place, a grocery-anchored mixed-use development in Vienna. The development was completed in two phases in 2013 and 2015 and includes 628 residential units and is anchored by a ground-floor Harris Teeter supermarket. Additional retail tenants include Inova Care Center and Thai by Thai restaurant. Nicole Brickhouse, Jamie Leachman, Jennifer Keller, Mike Tepedino, Sue Carras, …

Manchester Financial Transforming Downtown San Diego with $1.5B Mixed-Use Project

SAN DIEGO — Manchester Financial Group has launched Manchester Pacific Gateway, a $1.5 billion redevelopment of the Navy Broadway Complex in downtown San Diego. Situated along the waterfront near San Diego’s central business district (CBD), the new 3 million-square-foot mixed-use complex will include a new 17-story, Class A office building that will house the U.S. Navy headquarters. “The Navy is excited to break ground on a new administrative building. The Navy and San Diego have had a …

JBG Smith Sells 154,384 SF Office Building in Washington, D.C. for $65M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maryland-based REIT JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBGS) has sold the Lion Building, a 154,384-square-foot office property in Washington, D.C., for $65 million. The Lion Building, which is located at 1233 20th St. near Dupont Circle, houses the embassies of Vietnam and South Sudan. The location puts the property within walking distance of three different Metrorail stations, 500 retail stores and restaurants and eight hotels. Jim Meisel, Andrew Weir, Matt Nicholson and …

Partnership Acquires 1.2 MSF Historic Mixed-Use Complex in Manhattan for $880M

NEW YORK CITY — A partnership between L&L Holding Co., Normandy Real Estate Partners and an institutional investor advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management has acquired Terminal Stores, a 1.2 million-square-foot complex in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, for $880 million. Constructed in 1891, Terminal Stores originally served the railroad lines that dominated the middle Hudson River waterfront. Coleman Burke, managing partner of Waterfront New York Realty, purchased the …

MP Boston Begins $1.35B Mixed-Use Tower in Downtown Boston, City’s Largest Private Investment in History

BOSTON — MP Boston, a local mixed-use and residential developer, broke ground Wednesday on Winthrop Center in downtown Boston. The $1.35 billion mixed-use development represents the largest private investment for a single project in Boston’s history. The site was formerly owned by the City of Boston and housed the Winthrop Square Garage. Set for a spring 2022 completion, Winthrop Center will feature 750,000 square feet of office space, 420 condominiums, retail and restaurants, as well as …

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