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Joint Venture Breaks Ground on 532-Bed Student Housing Community Near Georgia Tech

ATLANTA — A joint venture between Campus Realty, Realiance and T2 Capital Management has broken ground on Catalyst, a 187-unit student housing community in Atlanta that will service Georgia Teach students. The joint venture expects the 532-bed property in West Midtown to open in time for fall 2021 classes. Communal amenities will include a fitness center, study rooms, club rooms, game areas, STEM lab, bike shop with storage area, sky deck with views of the Atlanta skyline, three courtyards, …

Blackfin Real Estate Purchases The Myrtles at Olde Towne Apartment Complex in Hampton Roads for $43.4M

PORTSMOUTH, VA. — Blackfin Real Estate Investors has purchased The Myrtles at Olde Towne, a two-property, 394-unit apartment complex in Portsmouth, for $43.4 million. The Hampton Roads property comprises Olde Towne I and Olde Towne II, totaling eight buildings spanning 14 acres. Olde Towne I, which was built in 2006, features six three-story garden-style buildings offering 246 units. Olde Towne II was built in 1972 and renovated in 2006. The complex has two eight-story buildings with 148 …

IPA Arranges $23.6M Sale of Kohl’s-Anchored Retail Center in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has arranged the $23.6 million sale of The Shoppes at Southern Palms, a 200,888-square-foot retail center in West Palm Beach. The center was fully leased at the time of sale to 11 tenants including anchors Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as Dollar Tree, Hard Exercise Works, GNC, Phenix Salon Suites, Experimax, Principled Chiropractic, Garden Nails and Medwear Uniforms. The …

CBRE Negotiates Sale of 115,000 SF Shopping Center in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — CBRE has negotiated the sale of Promenade Shopping Center, a 115,000-square-foot shopping center in Jacksonville. The property was 94 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including anchor Rowe’s IGA Supermarket, Planet Fitness and the Armed Forces Career Center. The buyer, Jacksonville-based Hakimian Holdings, plans to rebrand the center as Gates of The Promenade Shopping Center. The asset is located at 8595 Beach Blvd., seven miles southeast of downtown …

Trez Forman Capital Provides $26.7M Loan for Land Acquisition, Phase I of Exchange at Gwinnett Project in Metro Atlanta

BUFORD, GA. — Trez Forman Capital has provided a $26.7 million loan to Fuqua Development for the acquisition of 67.5 acres in Buford to develop The Exchange at Gwinnett, a planned $350 million mixed-use development in metro Atlanta. Phase I will include 56,000 square feet of retail space that will feature already-committed tenants such as Starbucks, Chipotle and City Barbecue. The property is located at 2925 Buford Drive, next to the Mall of Georgia. At the same time as the land sale, Fuqua …

South Downtown Atlanta is on Fire (Again) with $10B in New Developments

In 1864, General William T. Sherman burned Atlanta to the ground, including the area around the Zero Mile Post marking the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad. Now, 155 years later, South Downtown is on fire again but this time, it is as one of the hottest development submarkets in the Southeast. With the still-active downtown rail yards at its center, more than $10 billion in new development is either completed, under construction or in the planning stages. This “Downtown Ring …

NKF Arranges $209.1M Sale of McPherson Building in Downtown D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has arranged the $209.1 million sale of the McPherson Building, a 12-story, 255,968-square-foot office building in downtown Washington, D.C. The property is located at 901 15th St. NW, one block from The White House and The Treasury Building. McPherson Building was 97 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including Booz Allen Hamilton, New York Life Insurance Co. and law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Forrester Construction recently …

SunTrust, BB&T Agree to Sell 30 Bank Branches in Three States to First Horizon

MEMPHIS, TENN. — SunTrust Bank and BB&T have agreed to sell 30 SunTrust branches in Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina to First Horizon National Corp. As part of the agreement, Memphis-based First Horizon will assume approximately $2.4 billion in deposits and will purchase approximately $410 million in loans. SunTrust and BB&T are selling the banking locations to satisfy regulatory requirements in connection with the previously announced “merger of equals” between SunTrust and …

Frederick Health Acquires Former State Farm Campus in Suburban Maryland for $18.6M

FREDERICK, MD. — Frederick Memorial Healthcare Systems (Frederick Health) has acquired the former State Farm office campus in Frederick for $18.6 million in an effort to expand its footprint in the area. Located at 1 State Farm Drive four miles north of downtown Frederick, the campus comprises a 387,000-square-foot office building, 1,600 parking spaces and 20,000 square feet of warehouse space. The newly named Frederick Health Village will allow Frederick Health to move its call center, home …

Longfellow Purchases Swabia Court Office Building in Research Triangle Park for $12.2M

DURHAM, N.C. — Longfellow Real Estate Partners has purchased Swabia Court, a 112,340-square-foot office building within Research Triangle Park in Durham, for $12.2 million. Longfellow plans to renovate the property in first-quarter 2020 to add lab space and implement its amenities and hospitality program, Elevate, which includes amenities such as fitness centers, tailored lunch and learns, pop-up shops, gathering spaces and services such as salon, dental and dry cleaning. Swabia Court was …

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