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IREA Negotiates $54.7M Sale of Retail Center in Northridge

NORTHRIDGE, CALIF. — Encino-based Investment Real Estate Associates (IREA) has arranged the $54.7 million sale of the Northridge Plaza Shopping Center in Northridge. The property had been family owned for 37 years and this transaction is the first time it has changed hands since being built in 1980. The 235,000-square-foot shopping center is located at 8741-8840 Corbin Ave. on a 16.5-acre tract. Anchor tenants include Target, Kohls and Wells Fargo. Yubin Tao of IREA and Greg De Rubeis..

May 26, 2017

NorthMarq Capital Arranges $44.5M Financing for Millenia Town Center in Chula Vista

CHULA VISTA, CALIF. — Mike Dobbins of NorthMarq Capital’s San Diego office has arranged $44.5 million in financing on behalf of Sudberry Properties. The borrower is using the capital to build Millenia Town Center, a 128,177-square-foot retail property located at the southeast corner of Highway 125 and Birch Road in Chula Vista. The capital consisted of a construction loan from a bank and preferred equity from a life insurance company for whom NorthMarq is a correspondent. Major tenants..

May 26, 2017

Construction Commences on Sierra Lakes Commerce Center in Fontana

FONTANA, CALIF. — Construction has commenced on the 598,000-square-foot Sierra Lakes Commerce Center in Fontana. A joint venture between Trammell Crow Co. and Clarion Partners is developing the Class A speculative logistics center. The space is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018. Fullmer Construction will build the property, which RGA Architecture designed. JP Morgan Chase provided financing for the project. Bill Heim and Michael Chavez of Lee & Associates will lease..

May 26, 2017

Kennedy Wilson Acquires Glendale Office Property for $144M

GLENDALE, CALIF. — Kennedy Wilson has purchased a 437,000-square-foot office campus in Glendale for $144 million. The campus contains two Class A office buildings located at 400 and 450 N. Brand Blvd. The property was purchased through Kennedy Wilson Real Estate Fund V. It is currently 88 percent leased to 21 tenants, including Cigna, DineEquity and Learner’s Digest International.

May 25, 2017

JV Buys Officer Tower Near LAX for $12.5M

LOS ANGELES — A joint venture between Roxborough Fund I and the Ruth Group LLC has purchased a 304,821-square-foot office tower in Los Angeles for $12.5 million. The 15-story tower is located at 9841 Airport Blvd. near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The asset is currently 62 percent occupied.

May 24, 2017

Three New Tenants to Open at Redeveloped Shopping Center in Metro Los Angeles

GLENDORA, CALIF. — Three new tenants are set to open at 655 S. Grand Ave., a 70,500-square-foot shopping center currently undergoing redevelopment in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendora. Creamistry, an ice cream shop, signed a lease for 1,271 square feet; Oke Poke, a fast-casual poke restaurant, signed a lease for 1,289 square feet; and Orangetheory Fitness, a fitness center franchise, signed a lease for 3,497 square feet. All new locations will open in October. Shauna Mattis and Blake..

May 24, 2017

Villa Quixote Apartments in Escondido Sells for $11.8M

ESCONDIDO, CALIF. — A family trust has acquired the 78-unit Villa Quixote apartments in Escondido for $11.8 million. The community is located at 400-408 E. Mission Ave. It was built in 1969. Community amenities include controlled-access entry, a swimming pool, spa and covered parking. Christopher Zorbas and Joseph Berkson represented both the buyer and the seller, another family trust, in this transaction.

May 23, 2017

Award-Winning NYC Chef to Open First LA Restaurant

LOS ANGELES — According to Westfield Corp., Jonathan Waxman's NYCA Restaurant Group will be bring the chef's cuisine back to Southern California with a restaurant to open in spring 2018. Waxman first gained fame with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, and later worked at Michael's in Santa Monica and Jams in New York City. Today, he is the chef and owner of Manhattan's Barbuto restaurant, where he earned the 2016 James Beard Award as Best Chef – New York City. Waxman and NYCA..

May 23, 2017

Gymboree Names New President, CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — The Gymboree Corporation has appointed Daniel Griesemer as the company's new president and chief executive officer. Griesemer joins Gymboree after a five-year tenure leading Tilly's, an action sports-inspired teen and young adult apparel retailer where he served as president and CEO. Griesemer assumes his responsibilities from interim CEO Mark Weikel, who will continue his role as a member of the board of directors. In addition to his experience at Tilly's, Griesemer..

May 23, 2017

Dominion Mortgage Provides $4.2M Bridge Loan for Seniors Housing Community in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. — Dominion Mortgage Corp. has both arranged and provided a $4.2 million bridge loan for Villa Senior Housing. The 58-unit seniors housing community is located south of the Bay Area in Santa Cruz. No further details were disclosed.

May 22, 2017