American Campus Communities Acquires 3,776-Bed Student Housing Portfolio for $590.6M

AUSTIN, TEXAS — American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE: ACC) has acquired a portfolio of seven student housing properties totaling 3,776 beds across the Western and Midwestern United States for approximately $590.6 million. Affiliates of Milwaukee-based development firm and Core Spaces and Chicago-based DRW Real Estate Investments LLC sold the assets. All of the properties are associated with major universities, with enrollment averaging about 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students at..

September 25, 2017

Blueprint Negotiates $24.5M Sale of 104-Unit Assisted Living Community in Seattle

SEATTLE — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has arranged the $24.5 million sale of Foundation House, a 104-unit independent living and assisted living community in Seattle. A local nonprofit sold the property to a Seattle-based commercial real estate firm. The sale will keep the existing triple-net lease in place with the operator. The purchase price equates to approximately $236,000 per unit and a 6.9 percent yield on current rent. Ben Firestone and Michael Segal of..

September 14, 2017

Amazon to Open Amazon HQ2 Second Headquarters in North America

SEATTLE — Amazon has announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second company headquarters in North America. The online retailer plans to invest more than $5 billion in construction. The Amazon HQ2 Request for Proposal is now open. The company is looking for a metropolitan area with more than one million people that boasts a stable and business-friendly environment. It is considering both urban and suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent. The new..

September 7, 2017

CareTrust REIT Acquires 13 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Texas, Idaho, Oregon, Washington for $97M

PORTLAND ORE. — CareTrust REIT Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRE) has agreed to acquire 13 skilled nursing facilities in three separate transactions for a total purchase price of $97 million. The properties are located in Idaho, Texas, Oregon and Washington. In the first transaction, CareTrust has acquired three skilled nursing facilities in Idaho as part of a staged, seven-facility portfolio transaction. When completed, the full portfolio price will be $65.5 million, which CareTrust funded with cash on..

September 7, 2017

Amazon, Whole Foods Focus on Lowering Prices for Shoppers

SEATTLE AND AUSTIN, TEXAS — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has officially closed its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market. The first order of business for the e-commerce giant is making the Austin-based grocer’s high-quality and organic food more affordable for its shoppers. Beginning yesterday, Whole Foods Market now offers lower prices on selected grocery staples across its stores, with more to come. These include fair-trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs,..

August 29, 2017

Alta Crystal Resort at Mt. Rainier Changes Hands

ENUMCLAW, WASH. — An unnamed buyer has acquired the 23-suite Alta Crystal Resort at Mount Rainier in Enumclaw for an undisclosed price. The hotel is located at 68317 SR 410 East. The upscale select-service resort is situated near the Cascade Range ski area in Northwest Washington. Joseph Kennedy of Crystal Investment Property represented the seller in this transaction. Crystal Investment is a member of Hotel Brokers International.

August 25, 2017

Capital One Provides $41.1M Financing, $5M Credit Facility for Prestige Care

VANCOUVER, WASH. — Capital One has provided a $41.1 million first mortgage loan and a $5 million senior credit facility for Prestige Care, a Vancouver-based owner-operator. The company used the mortgage loan to acquire four senior housing and skilled nursing facilities in Washington and Idaho, as well as to refinance three facilities it owns in Oregon and Washington. Together, the facilities total 751 units. Prestige will use the revolver to support general corporate purposes and working..

August 24, 2017

JRK Buys Carroll’s Creek Landing Apartments Near Seattle for $60M

MARYSVILLE, WASH. — JRK Property Holdings has acquired the Carroll’s Creek Landing apartment complex in the Seattle suburb of Marysville for $60 million. The community is located at 18111 25th Ave. Carroll’s Creek was built in 2002. It features two- to four-bedroom units. Community amenties include a welcome center, basketball half-court, clubhouse with fireside lounge, and barbeque/picnic area. Kenny Dudunakis, David Sorensen and Ben Johnson of Berkadia represented the seller,..

August 15, 2017

Nelson Brothers Acquires 184-Bed Community Near Washington State University

PULLMAN, WASH. — Nelson Brothers Professional Real Estate LLC has acquired College Crest Apartments, a 184-bed student housing community located near Washington State University in Pullman. The garden-style community offers two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Highland Realty Capital Inc. served as the broker for the transaction. Calmwater Capital provided $7.6 million in senior debt for the acquisition of the property and for renovations, to include unit upgrades and the conversion of 39..

August 2, 2017

Tech Growth Fuels Apartment Market All Around Puget Sound

From the hottest commercial submarkets, such as Downtown Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, to far-flung suburbs like Lynnwood, the Puget Sound multifamily market has been firing on all cylinders lately. [caption id="attachment_181873" align="alignright" width="100"] David Young, JLL Capital Markets[/caption] [caption id="attachment_181872" align="alignright" width="100"] Corey Marx, JLL Capital Markets[/caption] A major reason for this is the huge growth in tech employment..

July 25, 2017