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Keurig to Build $350M Coffee Roasting Facility in Upstate South Carolina

MOORE, S.C. — Keurig Green Mountain Inc. will invest $350 million to build a new roasting and packaging facility in Moore, a city in Upstate South Carolina’s Spartanburg County. The specialty coffee and coffeemaker company acquired 215 acres of land within Tyger River Industrial Park from Pacolet Milliken Enterprises to build the new facility, which is expected to create 500 new jobs upon completion. Garrett Scott, John Montgomery and Brockton Hall of Colliers International …

Omni Breaks Ground on $550M Boston Seaport Hotel

BOSTON — Omni Hotels & Resorts has broken ground on the $550 million Omni Boston Seaport Hotel, a 21-story, 1,055-room hotel in Boston’s Seaport district. Set to open in late 2020 on a two-acre parcel at the corner of Summer and D streets, the hotel will feature 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space that includes the largest hotel ballroom in the Seaport District. Other amenities will include an urban rooftop pool deck with an event space featuring views of Boston’s …

Facebook Signs Full-Building Lease for 43-Story Office Tower in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Social media giant Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has signed a long-term lease to fully occupy Park Tower at Transbay, a 43-story office tower under construction in San Francisco’s Financial District. According to the San Francisco Business Times, the transaction is the largest office lease in the history of the city and will make Facebook the market’s third-largest tech tenant by square footage. Park Tower is co-owned by MetLife Investment Management, the asset …

Blackstone to Acquire LaSalle Hotel Properties for $4.8B

BETHESDA, MD. — Affiliates of global asset management firm Blackstone have agreed to acquire Maryland-based LaSalle Hotel Properties in an all-cash transaction valued at roughly $4.8 billion. The deal is expected to close during the third quarter. LaSalle’s portfolio spans 104,000 guestrooms across 41 properties in 11 markets. Under the terms of the agreement, Blackstone will acquire all outstanding shares of LaSalle’s common stock at $33.50 per share. This price represents a …

Triple Five Group’s $4B Mall, Theme Park in Miami Wins County Approval

MIAMI — Miami-Dade County has approved the development of the American Dream Miami retail theme park. From Canadian developer Triple Five Group, the project is expected to cost $4 billion and span 6.2 million square feet. Located at the intersection of Interstate 75, Florida’s Turnpike Extension and Miami Gardens Drive, American Dream Miami will include a selection of retailers, restaurants, a performing arts center, multi-screen theater, hotel, theme park, indoor ski park, indoor …

RocaPoint Partners to Lead $1B Mixed-Use Redevelopment in Upstate South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. — RocaPoint Partners, an affiliate of The Georgetown Co., has unveiled plans to develop a $1 billion mixed-use project in downtown Greenville. The Atlanta-based development firm has received unanimous approval from Greenville County Council to redevelop 37 acres along University Ridge. The land currently houses administrative offices at County Square, along with offices across the street including the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the Greenville County …

Developer Secures $230M Construction Loan for TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

NEW YORK CITY — MCR and MORSE Development has secured a $230 million construction loan for the transformation of the former TWA Flight Center and construction of the TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport. M&T Bank arranged the loan and provided $60 million of the financing package, which involved several banks. The redevelopment of the property will include a complete restoration of the 1962 Eero Saarinen-designed midcentury modern building that served as a TWA air …

H&R REIT to Sell 63-Property Retail Portfolio for $633M

TORONTO — H&R Real Estate Investment Trust has entered into an agreement to sell nearly all of its U.S. retail holdings for US$633 million. The sale includes 63 assets and is expected to close in June. The Toronto-based REIT’s portfolio houses retailers including Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Publix, Kroger, Kohl’s, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s Home Improvement and The Home Depot. H&R REIT (TSX: HR.UN) still owns 16 gas and convenience stores in the United States. The buyer was not …

Colliers to Acquire 75 Percent Stake in Harrison Street for $450M

TORONTO AND CHICAGO — In an effort to expand its global investment management platform, Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) has agreed to acquire 75 percent of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC for $450 million. Under the terms of the transaction, which is expected to close during the third quarter, the senior management team of Harrison Street will hold the remaining 25 percent of equity. An additional $100 million will be payable to Harrison Street in 2022 based on the …

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 …