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Office Rental Rates on the Rise in All 30 of CBRE’s Top 30 Tech Submarkets

LOS ANGELES — Office rents across the United States and Canada are getting a big lift from the influence of tech job creation, according to CBRE. All of the submarkets tracked in the brokerage giant’s annual Tech-30 report have experienced rental growth over the past two years. In 13 of those submarkets, asking rental rates have grown by more than 10 percent in the two years tracked between second-quarter 2015 and second-quarter 2017. On the list of 30 submarkets, office rent growth..

November 21, 2017

Atlanta’s Disciplined Retail Market Ready to Face Headwinds from REITs, Amazon

A decade ago, the Atlanta retail market was a house of cards. It was clear to see this if you were in the industry at the time, and possibly even if you weren’t. Based on the intense overbuilding that had taken place, it wouldn’t have taken a worldwide economic meltdown to wreck it, though that didn’t help. Literally hundreds of unanchored retail centers had cropped up all over suburbia, fitting directly into everything that people consider to be negative about shopping centers. The..

November 20, 2017

Bayview Receives $288.8M Loan to Develop Two High-Rise Apartment Towers in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Bayview Development Group, a privately held commercial real estate development and investment firm based in Northern California, has received a $288.8 million construction loan to develop MIRO in downtown San Jose. The project will include a pair of 28-story luxury apartment towers housing more than 600 residences and 20,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. Situated in one of the top markets in the Silicon Valley, MIRO will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom..

November 16, 2017

Louisville Industrial Market Benefits from its Interstate Connectivity

Louisville has a lot going for it when it comes to logistics. In addition to its prime location on the Ohio River, the city benefits from three major interstates running through it: Interstates 64, 65 and 71. I-65 is considered a Tier 1 Corridor due to the high volume of trucks that travel over this route, connecting Chicago and Indianapolis through Louisville to the Southern states. Louisville’s location also allows companies to reach 60 percent of the country’s population within a 12-hour..

November 13, 2017

Hunt Mortgage Provides $61.5M Refinancing for Three Multifamily Properties in Metro Houston

HOUSTON — Hunt Mortgage Group has provided three Fannie Mae loans totaling $61.5 million for the refinancing of three apartment communities in the metro Houston area. All three non-recourse bridge and permanent loans were for the same borrower, Charlie Yalamanchili and Ilan Investments LLC, a Houston-based commercial real estate and multifamily investor. The financing included a two-year, floating-rate loan for Ravello at Tuscan Lakes, a 244-unit community located at 1750 E. League City..

November 10, 2017

Oaxaca Interests to Develop Three New Retail Buildings at Sylvan | Thirty in West Dallas

DALLAS — Dallas-based Oaxaca Interests plans to develop three new retail buildings at Sylvan | Thirty, a mixed-use development at Sylvan and Fort Worth avenues in West Dallas. Each building will span 3,500 square feet. Oaxaca will also demolish an existing drive-thru bank, reconfigure the parking lot and update the exterior of the existing office building at Sylvan | Thirty. The design team includes architect Lake Flato and landscape architect Hocker Design Group. Sylvan | Thirty’s existing..

November 10, 2017

Pollack Shores Buys New Apartment Community in Austin from Flournoy Development

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Atlanta-based Pollack Shores has purchased Eastside Station, a newly built, 330-unit apartment community in east Austin, in an off-market transaction. Pat Jones of ARA Newmark represented the seller and developer, Columbus, Ga.-based Flournoy Development. The mid-rise property is situated within walking distance of downtown Austin, the University of Texas campus, the 10-acre Plaza Saltillo project, Medical District, Main Street Hub, the future site of the Oracle Cloud Campus..

November 10, 2017

Mohr Capital Sells 422,819 SF Industrial Facility in Denton

DENTON, TEXAS — Mohr Capital has sold ESAB North American Center, a 422,819-square-foot industrial building located on 30.1 acres at 2800 Airport Road in Denton. Built in two phases in 1970 and 2016, the property is fully leased to ESAB, an equipment and filler metal manufacturer. The asset is situated near the intersection of Interstates 35 East and 35 West in the Northwest Dallas industrial submarket. It features 18- and 36-foot clear heights, 19 dock-high doors, one drive-in door and..

November 10, 2017

NAI Robert Lynn Brokers Sale of 82,960 SF Industrial Facility in Richardson

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — NAI Robert Lynn has brokered the sale of an 82,960-square-foot industrial facility located at 1301 Apollo Road in Richardson. Baker Drywall Investments LLC, an affiliate of Mesquite, Texas-based BakerTriangle, purchased the property for an undisclosed price. BakerTriangle is a drywall and plaster specialty contractor with more than 1,300 employees across six offices in Texas. Michael Stanzel of NAI Robert Lynn represented the seller, The Trident Co., and Craig Phelps of..

November 10, 2017

Brandywine Realty, Drexel University Break Ground on Phase I of $3.5B Schuylkill Yards Project in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN), in partnership with Drexel University, has broken ground on Phase I of the mixed-use, master-planned Schuylkill Yards Innovation Community in West Philadelphia’s University City district. The first phase of the $3.5 billion development will include a 1.3-acre community park at the corner of 30th and Market streets known as Drexel Square, which will be situated directly across from Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. Other components of..

November 9, 2017