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SVN Desert Commercial Arranges $5.2M Sale of Shopping Center in Phoenix

PHOENIX — SVN Desert Commercial Advisors has brokered the sale of Mountain View Plaza, a neighborhood shopping center located at 9812-9832 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Local restaurateurs Robert Brescia and Dino Brescia sold the property to Hawaii-based Rajan Watumull of Watumull Enterprises for $5.2 million. Situated on 2.7 acres, the property features 26,000 square feet of retail space. Justin Horwitz and Paul Borgesen of SVN Desert Commercial Advisors represented the seller, while …

Commercial Asset Group Negotiates Sale of 4,200 SF Retail Building in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Commercial Asset Group has brokered the sale of a retail building located at 5520 San Vicente Blvd. in Los Angeles. A Burbank-based family partnership acquired the property from Wilshire Vista of Hollywood for $4.2 million. Built in the 1930s, the 4,200-square-foot, single-tenant property was renovated in 2014. Yummy.com Neighborhood Market, a chain of grocery stores with a large online/delivery presence, occupies the freestanding building. David Aschkensay of Commercial …

Buckingham: Encourage Talent and You’ll Cultivate Careers in Senior Care

SAN DIEGO — Marcus Buckingham has a rather simple yet effective piece of advice for seniors housing operators: stop focusing on the negative. “We have strengths and we have weaknesses. What should you spend more time on?” he asked. “Most people are way more focused on the weaknesses and identifying flaws and fixing them. It has a lot to do with fear. We should be honoring strengths.” Buckingham, a leadership and management expert, delivered the comments to more than …

George Smith Partners Secures $41M Loan for Office Building Acquisition in Silicon Valley

LOS ALTOS, CALIF. — George Smith Partners has secured a $41 million bridge loan for the acquisition of an office property located at 5150 El Camino Real in Los Altos within Silicon Valley. The borrower was Vahe Tashkian of Dutchints Development. The borrower plans to acquire the 71,000-square-foot office property from an institutional seller for an undisclosed price. Malcolm Davies, Evan Kinne, Zachary Streit, Alexander Rossinsky and Rachael Lewis of George Smith Partners arranged the …

CBRE Arranges Sale, Financing of Eight-Building Flex Portfolio in Redmond, Washington

REDMOND, WASH. — CBRE Capital Markets has brokered the sale of Redmond East Business Campus, an eight-building office and flex portfolio located near downtown Redmond. A closed-end fund managed by Kennedy Wilson acquired the asset for an undisclosed price. Thomas Pehl and Lou Senini of CBRE's Seattle office represented the undisclosed seller in the deal. Brad Zampa, Mike Walker and Megan Woodring of CBRE's San Francisco office arranged $34.5 million in balance-sheet bank financing for the …

Murphy Development Breaks Ground on 79,050 SF Industrial Building in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Murphy Development has broken ground for the final building at its 2.1 million-square-foot Siempre Viva Business Park in San Diego's Otay Mesa neighborhood. Located at 8500 Kerns St., the $11.9 million Building 17 will feature 79,050 square feet, 28-foot clear heights, 2,000 amps of 277/480 volt power, manufacturing sewing and water capacity, ESFR sprinklers, concrete truck courts, wide column spacing and high dock door ratios designed for distribution users. The adjacent …

LevRose Commercial Negotiates $7.2M Acquisition of Shopping Center in Phoenix

PHOENIX — LevRose Commercial Real Estate/TCN Worldwide has arranged the acquisition of Bell Park Plaza, a shopping center located at the northeast corner of 43rd Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix. Canada-based Triumph Real Estate Investment Fund from Hanley V Properties purchased the retail property for $7.2 million. At the time of closing, the 33,480-square-foot property was 93 percent occupied. Tenants include Subway, Hobby Bench, Banner Health Urgent Care and Papa John's Pizza. Jon …

Real Estate Veterans Launch Matter Real Estate Group

SAN DIEGO — Real estate veterans Matt Root, Jim Stuart and Kevin Burke have formed Matter Real Estate Group. Based in San Diego, the real estate development company unites design, construction and operating strategy. Matter Real Estate primarily develops within the Western United States with projects in planning or under construction in major cities, including Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix. Together the principals bring more than 80 years of combined experience and over 20 …

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates Sale of 1,546-Bed Student Housing Portfolio in Idaho

REXBURG, IDAHO — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of an eight-property student housing portfolio located in Rexburg. A Seattle-based firm sold the 1,546-bed portfolio to a Utah-based company for an undisclosed price. The portfolio includes the 288-bed Somerset; the 252-unit Alpine Chalet; the 146-bed Brookside Village; the 238-unit Rockland; the 120-bed Autumn Winds; the 72-bed Georgetown; the 24-bed Birchwood; and the 406-bed Birch Plaza. Although the affiliated school was …

DivcoWest, CalSTRS Enter into $300M Acquisition Venture

SAN FRANCISCO — DivcoWest Real Estate Services has entered into a new $300 million venture with the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). The joint venture will focus on acquiring core and core-plus commercial real estate assets in growth-oriented markets throughout the United States. The partnership will concentrate its activities on commercial real estate opportunities in targeted markets, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, New York City, …

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