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Orlando’s Suburban Office Sector is Ready for its Time to Shine

The Central Florida market continues to be a bright ray in the Sunshine State with 68 million plus tourists in 2016, and over $10 billion currently invested in major projects either recently completed or underway. Area theme parks, such as Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World, continue investments in new rides and attractions, drawing even more visitors to Orlando, and setting record attendance numbers on an annual basis. Tourism isn’t the whole story in Central Florida, though...

September 25, 2017

Bedrock Plans $2.1B in Developments in Downtown Detroit Totaling 3.2 MSF

DETROIT — Bedrock, Dan Gilbert’s Detroit-based commercial real estate development and investment firm, has unveiled a package of four developments totaling $2.1 billion in new investment that will add to Detroit's skyline. Totaling 3.2 million square feet, Bedrock expects to create both construction and permanent jobs totaling up to 24,000. "Detroit is going vertical," says Gilbert, who also founded Quicken Loans Inc. and owns the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball..

September 21, 2017

Regeneration of Retail Spurring New Development, Investment Activity in Orlando

Orlando’s retail market is experiencing renewed vigor. Construction cranes are rising in key areas due to increasingly high demand, and low vacancies are fueling rental rate growth, which has been somewhat stagnant over the last several years. There is also demand for larger vacated boxes as a result of the downsizing and bankruptcies of retailers. Spaces once occupied by Sears, Sports Authority and hhgregg, for example, are being filled by retailers entering or expanding their presence in..

September 20, 2017

ORIX USA Acquires Lancaster Pollard for Reported $300M

DALLAS — ORIX USA, a Dallas-based division of international financial services group ORIX Corp., has acquired Lancaster Pollard Holdings LLC. The acquisition price was more than $300 million, according to a report by Commercial Mortgage Alert. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Lancaster Pollard was the top HUD lender in the seniors housing sector for fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30, 2016. The company closed 60 transactions totaling $554.4 million, accounting for 21 percent of total HUD volume..

September 14, 2017

McCarthy to Build Expansion Project for Hospital in Tyler

TYLER, TEXAS — McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. will build an expansion project for CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, located at 800 E. Dawson St. in Tyler. The project will deliver two new trauma rooms, 48 ICU beds, an emergency room with 54 treatment beds and two helipads. It will also replace the existing parking garage with a 297,000-square-foot structure, construction of which began earlier this year and is expected to be complete by March 2018.

September 14, 2017

Tarrant County to Develop Office Space, Parking Garage in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Tarrant County has purchased a 40,075-square-foot tract of land located at 401 E. Weatherford St. in downtown Fort Worth, on which it will build a multi-level parking garage with ground-floor office space. The site encompasses nearly one acre and is situated adjacent to Sundance Square. Eddie Liebman and Matthew Rosenfeld of Weitzman represented the seller in the transaction. Todd Burnette of JLL represented the county.

September 14, 2017

Marcus & Millichap Brokers Sale of 17,925 SF Retail Power Center in Moore, Oklahoma

MOORE, OKLA. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of The Shops at Moore, a 17,925-square-foot retail power center located at the corner of 19th Street and Interstate 35 in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The center was 100 percent leased at the time of sale to national and regional tenants. Nearby retailers include Office Depot, Hobby Lobby, AT&T and Best Buy. Lisa Estrada of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a Fort Worth-based limited liability company. First National Bank..

September 14, 2017

CBRE Negotiates 30,495 SF Industrial Lease in Metro DFW

COPPELL, TEXAS — CBRE has negotiated a 30,495-square-foot lease at 1122 Bethel Road in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro of Coppell. Steve Trese and Wilson Brown of CBRE represented the landlord, Bethel Industrial LLC. Ryan Boozer of Stream Realty represented the tenant, Irving-based Event Technology Services LLC, which will be relocating to the Coppell property from the Airport submarket.

September 14, 2017

Salem Partners to Develop $750M Mixed-Use Project in Honolulu

HONOLULU — Salem Partners, a commercial real estate developer based in Los Angeles, is moving forward on its $750 million, two-tower project in Honolulu. The Honolulu City Council recently gave Salem Partners approval to build the 450-unit condominium and hotel development, which is part of Honolulu’s Ala Moana Transit Oriented Development Plan. The first development in the plan is Salem Partner’s Mana’olana Place project, which is slated to break ground across from the Hawaii..

September 14, 2017

Lessons Learned: Hurricane Andrew Helped Prepare South Florida’s Industrial Market for Irma

Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sunday afternoon, tearing through The Keys and heading up the western portion of the state through the Tampa area. For a time, it appeared the hurricane was heading straight for Miami before it ultimately changed course. “A few days ago when we are all staring down the barrel of a Category 4 storm that was heading straight for us, it was concerning,” says Ken Krasnow, executive managing director of Colliers International’s South Florida..

September 14, 2017