HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Watkins Real Estate Group has signed a 45,600-square-foot lease with Publix Super Markets Inc. to anchor The Pinnacle at Providence, a 59,600-square-foot retail center under development in Huntsville’s Providence neighborhood. The Atlanta-based retail and multifamily development company acquired the 9.2-acre site in 2016 and recently secured construction financing through BB&T Corp. In addition to Publix, the tenant lineup includes Courtney Murray DDS, Allure Nails..
KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Michaelson Real Estate Group LLC, in partnership with Eklund Development, has acquired The Metropolitan, a 520-unit multifamily community in the Cedar Bluff neighborhood of Knoxville, for $48.1 million. Constructed in 1986, the property includes one- and two-bedroom floor plans with an average size of 800 square feet. Units feature wood-style flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and private balconies or patios. Community amenities include a heated..
FRONT ROYAL, VA. — Washington, D.C.-based The JCR Cos. has acquired Riverton Commons, a 69,496-square-foot shopping center in Front Royal, for $17.7 million. CBRE represented the seller, EDENS, and First Virginia Community Bank provided acquisition financing. Constructed in 2007, Riverton Commons is home to tenants including Valley Health Systems Urgent Care, Great Clips, Mattress Warehouse, Sweet Frog, Anytime Fitness, Hibbett Sports and Tropical Smoothie Café. The property is part of a..
TUSCALOOSA, ALA. — GBT Realty Corp. has purchased McFarland Plaza, a 234,124-square-foot shopping center in Tuscaloosa. Jim Hamilton, Richard Reid, Mike Allison and Brad Buchanan of HFF represented the seller, a partnership between DDR Corp. and TH Real Estate. Bill Fishel and Matthew Stewart of HFF secured a three-year, floating-rate loan through Värde Partners on behalf of the new owner. T.J. Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Michaels and Stein Mart anchor the center. McFarland Plaza Shopping..
KISSIMMEE, FLA. — Axilla Capital LLC has arranged a $15.5 million loan for The Royale Parc Suites Hotel, a 224-room hotel located in Kissimmee, roughly 20 miles south of Orlando. Joel Mazur and Tom Fleming of Axilla Capital represented the undisclosed borrower in the transaction. Proceeds of the loan were used to finance the property’s acquisition and fund the hotel’s impending upgrades. Constructed in 1988, Royale Parc Suites Hotel is currently operating as a Choice Hotels-branded..
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ally Financial has signed on to anchor a 742,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Uptown Charlotte. Crescent Communities will break ground on Ally Charlotte Center at 601 S. Tryon St. in the first quarter of 2018. Ally Financial will lease 400,000 square feet and is expected to move to the new space when the building delivers in 2021. In addition to office space, plans for the 26-story tower include ground-level retail and restaurant space, a parking garage and a hotel. The..
SPARROWS POINT, MD. — FedEx Ground, the small package delivery unit of FedEx Corp., has opened a new distribution facility at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre global logistics center in Sparrows Point, roughly 15 miles southeast of Baltimore. The 307,000-square-foot facility connects existing FedEx Ground stations located in White Marsh and Halethorpe, and will support approximately 275 full- and part-time jobs, as well as 150 contracted service providers. FedEx occupies 50 acres within the..
GAITHERSBURG, MD. — Buchanan Partners, in a joint venture with Elion Partners, has acquired a 700,000-square-foot industrial portfolio in suburban Washington, D.C. A joint venture between Ares Capital Corp. and Adler Group sold the assets for $81.2 million. The 14-building portfolio is spread across three different office parks along the Route 28 corridor in Northern Virginia: 3680-3863 Centerview Road in Dulles Business Park, 14420-14434 Albemarle Point Place in Westfields North and..
DAVIE AND TAMARAC, FLA. — TH Real Estate, an affiliate of Nuveen, has acquired two industrial properties in South Florida for $54 million. Principal Global Investors sold the properties, which include Pointe West in Davie and Westpoint in Tamarac. Constructed between 2001 and 2004, the warehouses were 93 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including Daikin and Kapco Global.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hospitality Properties Trust has purchased Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, a 300-room hotel in south Charlotte, for $44 million. Chris Lingerfelt, Cyrus Vazifdar and Brent Bowman of HFF represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. Constructed in 1983, Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park underwent a renovation in 2014, which included upgrades to guestrooms, public areas and meeting space, as well as the hotel’s restaurant and bar. The hotel features a..