Hunt Midwest to Expand SubTropolis by Additional 700,000 SF

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Hunt Midwest has unveiled plans to build out an additional 700,000 square feet of Class A space in SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex, located in Kansas City. The expansion, built on a speculative basis, will provide tenants with space for warehousing and distribution operations. With more than 7 million square feet of industrial space, SubTropolis offers lower operations and leasing costs than traditional above-ground industrial buildings, …

Interfaith Housing Development Corp. Opens 72-Unit Affordable Housing Project in Suburban Chicago

MAYWOOD, ILL. — Interfaith Housing Development Corp. has opened Fifth Avenue Apartments in Maywood, a western suburb of Chicago. The 72-unit affordable housing project is situated at 800 S. 5th Ave., a site purchased from the Village of Maywood in 2019. A 5,500-square-foot retail space on the ground floor is slated for grocery store use.Of the apartment units, 19 are set aside for special needs populations, eight for homeless veterans and 11 for residents from the Illinois State Referral …

Greystar Opens 152-Unit Ellison Heights Apartment Community in Houston

HOUSTON — Charleston, S.C-based Greystar has opened Ellison Heights, a 152-unit apartment community in the Houston Heights neighborhood. Designed by Meeks + Partners, the property features one- and two-bedroom units that average 1,192 square feet and are furnished with quartz countertops and custom cabinetry. Amenities include a business center with coworking offices, a fitness and wellness studio, pet spa, sky lounge and a dog run. Rents start at $1,875 per month for a one-bedroom

Catamount, HDA Architects Complete 61,300 SF Industrial Expansion Project in Beaumont

BEAUMONT, TEXAS — General contractor Catamount Constructors and St. Louis-based HDA Architects have completed a 61,300-square-foot industrial expansion project for Giglio Distributing in Beaumont. The project added a 40,000-square-foot warehouse; a 12,800-square-foot receiving dock area; 5,900-square-foot side bay loading area; 1,600 square feet of office space; and an 800-square-foot customer pickup space. Prior to the expansion, the facility spanned 74,000 square feet of warehouse and …

Trinity Financial Completes 118-Unit Multifamily Redevelopment Project in Worcester, Massachusetts

WORCESTER, MASS. — Regional developer Trinity Financial has completed Worcester Courthouse Lofts, a 118-unit multifamily project in Central Massachusetts that is a redevelopment of the historic Worcester Courthouse. The building was originally constructed in the 1840s. Valued at $60 million, the project was partially financed with federal and state historic tax credit equity and features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Amenities include a fitness center, pet spa, lounge and a game …

Birch Group to Renovate 191,249 SF Office Complex in Parsippany, New Jersey

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The Birch Group has announced plans to renovate 99 and 199 Cherry Hill Road, a two-building, 191,249-square-foot office complex in the Northern New Jersey community of Parsippany. The $1 million capital improvement program will upgrade the lobbies, conference rooms, hallways, bathrooms and common spaces. The Birch Group acquired the complex, which currently houses tenants such as Bayada Home Healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Scholls Wellness Co., in January 2020. …

VanTrust Acquires 350 Acres in North Las Vegas for 4.5 MSF Industrial Development

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEV. — VanTrust Real Estate has purchased a 350-acre land site north of the Interstate 15 and Speedway Boulevard interchange in North Las Vegas. VanTrust plans to develop 4.5 million square feet of distribution facilities on the site, which is between the new City of North Las Vegas water line and the Union Pacific Rail line.Construction of utility and roadway improvements is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2021, with building construction following shortly …

Cordish Cos. to Break Ground on Two Multifamily Developments in Kansas City’s Power & Light District

KANSAS CITY, MO. — The Cordish Cos. has announced plans to break ground on two multifamily developments in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Projects include Three Light Luxury Apartments, a $140 million, 26-story tower set to offer 288 units at the corner of Truman Road and Main Street; and Midland Lofts, a repositioning of the historic Midland office building to offer 139 affordable housing units.Three Light Luxury Apartments will feature 19 floors of studio, one- and …

Build-For-Rent Sector Gains Traction As Renters Seek More Space

As more renters consciously choose not to become homebuyers, the build-for-rent (BFR) industry is quietly emerging as a new force in commercial real estate. In fact, both the burgeoning BFR and single-family rental (SFR) sectors are generating  considerable interest from institutional investors in the wake of the pandemic.Industry experts outlined some of the causes and effects taking place within the BFR and SFR business segments during a webinar hosted by France Media on Wednesday, April …

Gulf Coast Commercial to Develop 60-Acre Mixed-Use Project in Metro Houston

MAGNOLIA, TEXAS — Gulf Coast Commercial is finalizing plans for Magnolia Village, a 60-acre mixed-use project that will feature residential, office, retail and restaurant uses in Magnolia, located northwest of Houston. Magnolia Village will be located directly across Spur 149 from Stratus Properties’ proposed 120-acre Magnolia Place mixed-use development, where construction of a new H-E-B grocery store is scheduled to begin in June. Phase I of Magnolia Village will span 36 acres and include …

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