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Boston Properties, CPPIB to Develop 1.1 MSF Office Campus in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Boston Properties Inc. (NYSE: BXP) has formed a joint venture with institutional investor Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to develop Platform 16, a 1.1 million-square-foot office campus in downtown San Jose. Boston Properties, a developer and owner of Class A office buildings, holds a 55 percent ownership stake in the joint venture. The Silicon Valley project will comprise three buildings situated near Diridon Station, the largest multi-modal transportation …

Condor Hospitality Trust’s Shareholders Approve $318M Merger with NexPoint

BETHESDA, MD. — Shareholders of Condor Hospitality Trust Inc., a lodging REIT based in Bethesda, have approved the proposed $318 million merger between Condor and NexPoint Hospitality Trust, a hotel REIT headquartered in Toronto. NexPoint and Condor expect the merger to close in the fourth quarter. As part of the deal, NexPoint will acquire Condor’s outstanding equity interests and operating partnership. “The transaction instantly expands [our] geographical footprint and balances …

Capital Markets Professionals Put Mixed-Use Dynamics Under the Microscope During InterFace Panel

ATLANTA — One of the central themes of the first annual InterFace Mixed-Use Southeast conference was the interplay between the various uses present within mixed-use projects around the region. Whether it's Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia, or the American Tobacco Campus redevelopment in downtown Durham, North Carolina, the success of these projects hinges on whether the different uses can support one another. Can the apartment residents help patronize the retail and restaurants? Can the office …

Prescott Group Breaks Ground on Multi-Tower Mixed-Use Campus in Turtle Creek Neighborhood of Dallas

DALLAS — Prescott Group has begun the demolition and early construction phase for 2727 Turtle Creek, a five-acre mixed-use campus in the Turtle Creek submarket of Dallas. The development will include an office tower, high-rise apartment tower and a hotel tower. Prescott Group imploded an existing, vacant nine-story office building and parking garage on the site early on Sunday, Sept. 15. The building was the former home of Republic Insurance, according to local media …

Memory Care is Down But Not Out, Say Investors

ATLANTA — Seniors housing investors are pumping the brakes on acquiring memory care facilities as the property type’s fundamentals and high turnover have proven to be worrisome. That’s according to an investment panel during the annual InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast conference. Held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, the one-day conference attracted more than 430 seniors housing professionals from all over the Southeast. Memory care is a subsector …

HCP Agrees to Purchase Life Sciences Building Near Boston from Davis Cos., Invesco for $332.5M

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP), a healthcare and seniors housing REIT, has agreed to acquire a 224,000-square-foot life sciences building in the Cambridge submarket of Boston for $332.5 million. The Davis Cos. and Invesco Real Estate are selling the LEED Gold-certified property, which is located at 35 CambridgePark Drive. Known as Alewife Research Center, 35 CambridgePark Drive is fully leased to five life sciences firms. The leases have a weighted average term exceeding 10 years. …

Office Properties Income Trust Sells 618,000 SF Complex in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Office Properties Income Trust (OPI), a Massachusetts-based REIT, has sold a two-building, 618,000-square-foot office complex located at 19100 Ridgewood Parkway in San Antonio. The property was sold as part of a portfolio of assets in Texas and the Northeast that fetched a sales price of roughly $223 million. OPI will use for the repayment of the remaining balance on the company’s unsecured term loan and to pay down its revolving credit facility. The buyer and sales price were …

SLIB Arranges $20.5M Sale of Two Skilled Nursing Facilities in Metro San Antonio, Austin

NEW BRAUNFELS AND ROUND ROCK, TEXAS — Senior Living Investment Brokerage (SLIB) has arranged the $20.5 million sale of two skilled nursing communities near San Antonio and Austin. The facilities are operated by Senior Care Centers, a Dallas-based skilled nursing operator that filed for bankruptcy last year. Both properties were built in 2008 and offer 128 beds. The communities include Sundance Inn Health Center in the San Antonio suburb of New Braunfels and Park Valley Inn Health Center in …

NXT Capital Provides $18M Acquisition Loan for Houston Apartment Community

HOUSTON — NXT Capital has provided an $18 million acquisition loan for an undisclosed apartment community in Houston. The Class B property spans 228 units and features a detached clubhouse with a business center, conference room, community kitchen, fitness center, detached garages, barbecue grills, dog park and a swimming pool with a sun deck. Mark Grace and Alex Koos of Walker & Dunlop’s Irvine, Calif., office arranged the three-year loan with NXT Capital on behalf of the borrower, Haven …

HR Software Firm Signs 108,109 SF Office Lease in Houston

HOUSTON — Empyrean Benefits Solutions Inc., a software provider for human resource departments, has signed a 108,109-square-foot office lease at Pinnacle Westchase, located at 3010 Briarpark Drive in Houston. David Husid, Derek Myers and Taylor Scheps of Newmark Knight Frank represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Stream Realty Partners represented the landlord, Pinnacle Tenant

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