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Jonathan Rose Cos. Acquires Forest City’s Affordable Housing Business

NEW YORK CITY — Jonathan Rose Cos. is purchasing Forest City Realty Trust’s affordable housing business in a deal valued at more than $500 million. The acquisition includes 48 affordable housing communities in seven states, totaling nearly 8,500 units; Forest City Capital, an MAP-designated FHA lender; and Forest City’s affordable housing property management group. The purchase will bring Jonathan Rose Cos.’s total unit count to more than 15,000 nationwide and expand its operations to..

March 3, 2017

TIER REIT Sells 561,000 SF Office Building in Philadelphia’s Center City for $95M

PHILADELPHIA — Dallas-based TIER REIT has completed the sale of Three Parkway, an office building located in Philadelphia’s Center City district. An unrelated third party acquired the property for $95 million. The building features 561,000 square feet of office space. The sale marks TIER REIT’s exit from the Philadelphia market.

March 3, 2017

Urstadt Biddle Properties Sells Retail Property for Redevelopment in White Plains, New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Urstadt Biddle Properties has completed the disposition of its Westchester Pavilion property, a former power center mall in White Plains. Maple and Broadway Holdings, a subsidiary of Lennar Corp. through its Lennar Multi-Family Communities, acquired the site for $56.6 million. The buyer plans to raze the property and develop a high-end, mixed-used property with residential and retail space.

March 3, 2017

Hornig, Brickman Redevelop Manufacturing Building into Office, Retail Project in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — Hornig Capital Partners and Brickman Real Estate are redeveloping a former box manufacturing building into Box Factory, an office and retail property located at 1519 Decatur St. on the Queens-Brooklyn border of Ridgewood and Bushwick. Fogarty Finger Architecture is designing the $10 million renovation, which will bring 55,570 square feet of office space and 7,430 square feet of retail space to the area. Completion is slated for June 2017. ABS Partners Real Estate is marketing..

March 3, 2017

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $2.1M Sale of Apartment Building in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of an apartment building located at 1925-1927 Spring Garden St. in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden neighborhood. An undisclosed seller sold the property for $2.1 million. The building features 12 one-bedroom units. Mike Maxwell and Dana Newton of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller and procured the undisclosed buyer in the deal.

March 3, 2017

National Development Receives $57M Construction Loan for Residential Tower in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — National Real Estate Development has secured a $57 million loan to finance the construction of a second residential tower within the East Market project in Philadelphia’s Center City. Wells Fargo & Co. provided the loan. Located at 1199 Ludlow St., the 20-story, 240-unit tower will be built above a two-story retail base. The 233,000-square-foot tower will feature one- and two-bedroom apartments, a lap pool, gym and on-demand fitness studio, an indoor playroom and outdoor..

March 2, 2017

Cronheim Mortgage Secures $30M in Financing for Retail Property in New Jersey

SHREWSBURY, N.J. — Cronheim Mortgage has arranged $30 million in financing for Shrewsbury Plaza, a community retail center located along Route 33 in Shrewsbury. Andrew Stewart, Dev Morris and Allison Villamagna of Cronheim Mortgage originated the loan for the undisclosed borrower. The loan self-liquidates over a 30-year period and was funded by American General Life Insurance Co. Totaling 223,000 square feet, the property features five multi-tenant buildings and two freestanding outparcels...

March 2, 2017

Transwestern Arranges $28M in Refinancing for Five-Building Industrial Park in Boston

BOSTON — Transwestern has arranged $28 million in refinancing for Boston | Dedham Commerce Park, a five-building industrial park located at 63, 65, 67, 75-101 and 91 Sprague St. in Boston. Chris Skeffington and Andrew Stone of Transwestern arranged the financing through East Boston Savings Bank for the borrower, First Highland Management and Development Corp. The 654,050-square-foot park was 82 percent leased to more than 30 tenants, including RR Donnelly, Dancing Deer Baking Co. and Sky..

March 2, 2017

Horvath & Tremblay Negotiates $9.3M Sale of Retail Property in Meriden, Connecticut

MERIDEN, CONN. — Horvath & Tremblay has arranged the sale of a retail property located at the intersection of Broad Street, Anne Street and Gale Avenue in Meriden. An undisclosed buyer purchased the 14,000-square-foot property for $9.3 million. CVS/pharmacy will occupy the newly constructed property under a 25-year, triple-net lease with six five-year extension options. Bob Horvath and Todd Tremblay of Horvath & Tremblay of represented the undisclosed seller and procured the buyer in the..

March 2, 2017

Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $9.5M Sale of Development Site in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated the sale of a development site located at 233 Butler St. in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. Private investors sold the property to an undisclosed buyer for $9.5 million, or $300 per buildable square foot. The development site is zoned M1-2, which allows for commercial development of 31,800 square feet. The site is currently improved by a two-story, 13,447-square-foot structure, which was once home to the Brooklyn headquarters for American..

March 2, 2017