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Christian Book Retailer LifeWay to Close All 170 Stores, Focus on Digital Platform

NASHVILLE, TENN. — LifeWay, a Christian bookseller based in Nashville, announced its plan to close all 170 of its physical bookstores. The bulk of the company’s stores are in the Southeastern United States, with a large concentration of locations in Texas and Ohio. A full list can be found here. LifeWay expects to close all of its physical locations by the end of the year, and the timing of store closings will vary depending on local circumstances. In January, the company announced it …

Healthcare Real Estate Investors Choose to Diversify in Face of Fever-Pitch Property Demand, Say InterFace Panelists

It’s a highly competitive environment when it comes to healthcare real estate out West, so say InterFace Conference Group’s Healthcare Real Estate West panelists. One of the central themes of the day-long conference, which was held March 6 at the Omni Los Angeles and attracted 219 attendees, was the pent-up property demand from investors. However, most panelists agree the opportunities are somewhat limited due to a lack of new product and the long-term holding pattern many healthcare …

Moinian Group Receives $595M CMBS Loan to Refinance 3 Columbus Circle in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — The Moinian Group has closed on a $595 million CMBS loan from J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank to refinance 3 Columbus Circle, a 26-story office tower in Manhattan that also houses the real estate investment firm’s headquarters. Formerly known as the Newsweek Building and originally built as the headquarters of General Motors Corp., 3 Columbus Circle is situated along Broadway and occupies a full city block just south of the Merchant's Gate entrance to Central Park. The …

ProMatura’s Wylde: Seniors Housing Must Get Back to Basics

LOS ANGELES — Bells and whistles may be a distracting way to get a prospective seniors housing resident’s attention, but Margaret Wylde, CEO of ProMatura Group, believes they can take away from the core purpose of providing a safe, welcoming environment for seniors. “We spend so much money in this industry on amenities that people will never use,” she said. “People want a place they can call home. A place they can live in. A place where they don’t have to hide their things. …

Saban Real Estate Buys D.C. Office Building from Piedmont for $170M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Los Angeles-based Saban Real Estate has purchased One Independence Square, a 334,000-square-foot office building located at 250 E. St. in Washington, D.C.’s Southwest submarket. Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: PDM) sold the nine-story office asset to Saban for approximately $170 million. Built in 1991 near the National Mall and the Smithsonian, One Independence was 94 percent leased at the time of sale to multiple government tenants. The property’s …

Joint Venture Announces Mixed-Use Project Adjacent to FedEx Logistics’ Planned Global Headquarters in Downtown Memphis

MEMPHIS, TENN. — A joint venture between Somera Road Inc. and Orgel Family LP has announced plans for The Clipper, a mixed-use development located at 0 Ponotoc Ave., adjacent to FedEx Logistics’ planned global headquarters. The Clipper will feature a 250,000-square-foot, eight-story office building, 50,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 250-room hotel that will be built in partnership with Nashville-based Senate Hospitality. The hotel will feature a rooftop deck and …

Mill Creek Residential Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Development in Northern Virginia

FALLS CHURCH, VA. — Mill Creek Residential has broken ground on Modera Founders Row, the multifamily component of Founders Row, a mixed-use project that will feature 394 apartment units and 90,000 square feet of retail space in Falls Church. The development team for Founders Row includes CrossHarbor Capital Partners, Lighthouse Real Estate Investments LLC and PNC Financial Services. Chris Wilkinson of JBG Smith is handling retail leasing for Founders Row. Studio Movie Grill and City …

Meridian Capital Arranges $41.8M Construction Loan for Dual Hotel Project in Orlando

ORLANDO, FLA. — Meridian Capital Group has arranged $41.8 million in construction financing to AD1 Global for a two-hotel, 284-room project in Orlando. The two hotels are Aloft Hotel and Element Hotel. Located at 5730 Central Florida Parkway on the corner of International Drive, Aloft Hotel will have 140 rooms, while Element Hotel will have 144 rooms. A balance sheet lender provided the 36-month loan that features a LIBOR-based floating interest rate, two one-year extension options and …

Alliance Residential Buys Vacant Office Park in Metro Atlanta, Plans Multifamily Community

NORCROSS, GA. — Alliance Residential has acquired the former WestRock office campus in the northeastern Atlanta suburb of Norcross. The vacant site has eight office buildings, of which two will be preserved and transformed into 90 residential units and coworking space in Alliance Residential’s planned Broadstone Norcross apartment community. Alliance Residential will construct two four-story buildings that will house 200 rental units. The project will also include a half-acre park. The …

Sealy & Co. Acquires 124,800 SF Industrial Facility Near Memphis

COLLIERVILLE, TENN. — Sealy & Co. has acquired a 124,800-square-foot distribution center in Collierville. The asset, located at 500 Distribution Parkway, is situated on seven acres about 30 miles east of downtown Memphis. The property features a rear-load configuration and 22 dock doors. Jason Gandy and Scott Sealy Jr. of Dallas-based Sealy worked with Hank Martin of NAI Saig Co. in arranging the sale. The sales price and seller were not …

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