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Collaboration is More Vital Than Ever to Keep Construction Schedules on Track

With commercial construction activity up by double digits in 2016 and projected to increase another 5 percent in 2017, the industry continues to keep a keen eye on labor shortages and construction costs. This rings even more true in the face of today’s increasingly stringent financing requirements — a critical project element that can push construction schedules out by months and, in the process, create challenges with accurate pro forma data, true labor schedules and pricing. [caption …

TARC Recapitalizes Mixed-Use Development in Providence, R.I.

Providence, R.I. – The Armory Revival Co. (TARC) has recapitalized Rising Sun Mills, a 313,000-square-foot mixed-use complex with 135 residential units and 130,000 square feet of commercial space located at 166 Valley Street in Providence. On-site management by TARC will oversee new construction commencing immediately with lobby renovations. The recapitalization will also fund tenant improvement projects, accounting for 90,000 square feet of available commercial space. CBRE’s Andrew Galvin …

Chattanooga is Enjoying a Boom of Office, Retail and Hotel Activity Amid its Urban Renewal.

Chattanooga is situated at a U-turn of the Tennessee River amidst forests and mountains, hence the community’s nickname, Scenic City. Two of Chattanooga’s largest employers are Volkswagen, which has a plant here, and Amazon, which runs a distribution center in the city. Insurance firm Unum Group, a Fortune 500 Company founded in 1848, is headquartered here and is one of the larger occupiers of downtown office space. Long-known for its natural resources and as a tourism destination, …

Proposed New Arena for Milwaukee Bucks Could Lead to Development Run

[caption id="attachment_137073" align="alignright" width="100"] Regina Levchets, JLL[/caption] An article highlighting the fortunes of the Milwaukee Bucks that appeared July 6 on CBSSports.com couldn’t be more accurate. “There’s something powerful and sustainable growing in Milwaukee, rising out of the weeds of small-market irrelevance and into a team you’re going to want to watch next season,” wrote Matt Moore who covers the NBA. Since New York hedge fund investors Wes Edens …

Smart Code Helps El Paso Develop for the Future

[caption id="attachment_132513" align="alignright" width="100"] Max Prestridge, NAI El Paso[/caption] In March 2012 The El Paso City Council unanimously adopted Plan El Paso, a comprehensive development plan based on the principles of green and smart growth. Smart Code, which is based on these same princples, was largely chosen to combat sprawl, large land use and carbon pollution. After numerous citywide meetings with citizens, government entities, nonprofit groups and business leaders, …

Construction Begins on $75M Mixed-Use Project in Chicago

CHICAGO — Construction has begun on the $75 million Vue53, a mixed-use project that will serve the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods in Chicago. The development team, which includes Avison Young, Peak Campus Development and financial partner Blue Vista Capital Management, was awarded the assignment by the University of Chicago to develop, finance and manage the project. Vue53 is located near the intersection of 53rd Street and Kenwood Avenue, directly north of Nichols Park, and will include …

Waterton Associates Acquires Pensacola Place Apartments on Chicago’s North Side

CHICAGO — Waterton Associates LLC has acquired Pensacola Place, a 264-unit mixed-use property in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The seller was undisclosed. Built in 1981, the Stanley Tigerman-designed building includes a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as 12 two-bedroom townhomes overlooking the property’s fourth-level sundeck. The property includes more than 81,000 square feet of retail space anchored by a recently renovated Jewel-Osco grocery store on the lower …

St. Louis RSA Contracts with Kwame for Project Management Support on Proposed NFL Stadium

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (RSA) has contracted Kwame Building Group Inc. (KWAME) to provide project management support to John Loyd, RSA’s developer’s representative, for the proposed NFL stadium on the St. Louis riverfront. The RSA contracted John Loyd as its developer’s representative to consult on stadium design and construction. The Hunt Construction Group/Clayco (HCKL) construction management team will report to Loyd. Hunt …

Detroit-Headquartered Business Wins $50M Steel Contract for New Detroit Events Center

DETROIT — Midwest Steel, a Detroit-headquartered business, has been awarded a $50 million contract for most of the structural steel work for the new Detroit Events Center. To date, the Downtown Development Authority has approved seven contracts worth $85 million, of which Detroit-based and -headquartered businesses have won more than 90 percent, or $78 million. Olympia Development of Michigan has set a target of at least 30 percent Detroit-based and -headquartered business participation in …

Land Assembly Work Complete for Mixed-Use Development in Brookfield, Wis.

BROOKFIELD, WIS. — Land assembly at The Corners of Brookfield mixed-use development in Brookfield is now complete. Brookfield Corners LLC, a joint venture between IM Properties, Bradford Real Estate and The Marcus Corporation, is developing the $200 million project. The development, which is bordered by West Bluemound Road, North Barker Road and I-94 in Brookfield, will serve as a destination for luxury shopping, dining and entertainment. Plans call for 400,000 square feet of retail and …

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