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Public-Private Partnership Breaks Ground on $453M Redevelopment Project in LA’s Koreatown District

LOS ANGELES — Trammell Crow Co. (TCC), in a public-private partnership with the County of Los Angeles (LA County), Public Facilities Group and Meta Housing Corp., has commenced construction of Vermont Corridor, a three-site redevelopment project in Los Angeles’ Koreatown submarket. The development costs are estimated at $453 million, according to local media reports. LA County owns all three sites, which span three city blocks between 4th and 6th streets. Situated on Vermont Avenue …

New Office Developments Take Shape in Orlando’s Core Submarkets

At mid-year 2018, Orlando’s economic engine is performing like a well-oiled machine, fueled by brisk business expansion, healthy in-migration, accelerating job growth and steady population gains. In fact, Orlando ranked No. 3 in the nation for population growth during the period between 2010 and 2017. Office market fundamentals remain solid with steady demand for high-quality, Class A space largely outstripping available supply, particularly in high-demand areas. Job creation continues to …

Atlanta’s Shopping Centers Reflect Changing Consumer Preferences

Atlanta is recognizing that the nature of retail has changed. Shopping centers and mixed-use projects in Atlanta emphasize restaurants, fitness, entertainment and service retail. The changes in the market are happening quickly and consumers want the urban environment where everything they need is at their fingertips. Destination Retail The BeltLine is providing an unmatched opportunity for this business model. The Eastside trail proves that Atlanta has welcomed this type of retail. New …

Hudson Pacific, Allianz to Acquire Historic Ferry Building in Downtown San Francisco for $291M

SAN FRANCISCO — Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. (NYSE: HPP) and Allianz Real Estate have formed a joint venture to acquire the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco. Located at the foot of Market Street along the San Francisco Bay waterfront, the landmark features 192,532 square feet of office space and 75,486 square feet of retail space. Equity Office, an affiliate of the Blackstone Group, sold the leasehold interest in the land and improvements to the Ferry Building to the joint …

Orlando Sustains High Level of Multifamily Demand, Leading to New Construction

Fundamentals in the Orlando multifamily market are exceptionally strong and should remain healthy as long as this economic cycle continues. Following a period of no construction after the recession, new supply is finally starting to catch up with pent-up demand held in check during the downturn. Even with over 7,000 units projected to be delivered annually for the next several years, occupancy rates should hold strong between 95 and 96 percent. Supported by continued economic expansion in …

Communities’ Appetite for Food Halls Grows But Risks Abound, Says IEDC Panel

ATLANTA — Five years ago, there were about 30 food halls across the entire country. By 2020, Cushman & Wakefield predicts there will be 300. “I agree we have a lot of food halls coming,” said Jamestown president Michael Phillips. “In some regards it signals the end of the food hall.” The comments from Phillips came Monday morning during a panel discussion at the annual conference of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The four-day conference, which ends …

Baylor Scott & White and Memorial Hermann Plan to Merge, Creating Largest Health System in Texas

DALLAS AND HOUSTON — The boards of not-for-profit health systems Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System have signed a letter of intent to merge operations. Together the two health systems own or have a stake in 68 hospitals and 1,100 care delivery sites in 30 Texas counties. The systems also record nearly 10 million annual “patient encounters” and employ approximately 73,000 people, including 14,000 physicians. According to The Wall Street Journal, the …

After Record-Setting 2017, Baltimore Looks to Extend Its ‘Industrial Revolution’

The greater Baltimore metropolitan region achieved positive absorption of more than 6 million square feet of warehouse and industrial space in 2017, smashing the previous record by several million square feet and triggering yet another wave of speculative development activity. While on the surface there seems to be no end in sight to this unprecedented level of activity as we cross the midway point of 2018, there does exist several warning signs that are worth monitoring. But, who wants to …

Mason Joseph Provides $28.5M HUD Construction-to-Permanent Loan for Metro San Antonio Apartments

LIVE OAK, TEXAS — Mason Joseph Co. Inc. has provided a $28.5 million loan for the construction and permanent financing of Aspire at Live Oak, a 240-unit, market-rate apartment community in Live Oak, about 16 miles northeast of San Antonio. Mason Joseph closed the loan on behalf of the privately held developers, Covenant Development and San Antonio Commercial Property Investments. The HUD financing will feature a fixed interest rate for the 20-month construction period and the subsequent …

JLL Brokers Sale of 260-Unit Multifamily Community in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — JLL Capital Markets has brokered the sale of Cordoba Apartment Homes, a 260-unit multifamily community located at 7810 Callaghan Road in northwest San Antonio. Moses Siller and Zar Haro of JLL represented the seller, Leuven Group, in the transaction. The buyer, GVA Pro LLC, purchased the asset for an undisclosed price. According to Apartments.com, Cordoba’s monthly rental rates range from $644 for a studio apartment to $979 for a two-bedroom unit. Built in 1980 and renovated …

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