Shopko to Liquidate Assets, Close All Stores

ASHWAUBENON, WIS. — Shopko, a Wisconsin-based retailer, has announced the commencement of its liquidation sale. The company will close all of its stores. In January, Shopko filed for bankruptcy protection, but was unable to secure a buyer. Gordon Brothers will oversee the liquidation process, which is expected to conclude 10 to 12 weeks from now. The vast majority of Shopko’s stores are located in the Midwest, but the company also operates a number of locations in the western portion of the …

Cullinan Properties Unveils Tenant Openings at Streets of St. Charles Near St. Louis

ST. CHARLES, MO. — Several new retail tenants are slated to open this spring and summer at The Streets of St. Charles, a mixed-use community near St. Louis owned and managed by Cullinan Properties Ltd. Cherry Blow Dry Bar opened on Wednesday, March 6. Next on the list is Play Street Museum, an interactive play environment set to open on Monday, March 25. Also scheduled to open this spring and summer are Narwhal’s Crafted, a frozen cocktail bar, and YogaSix. Cullinan Properties previously …

Phoenix Investors to Convert Wisconsin Industrial Facility into Self-Storage

MOUNT PLEASANT, WIS. — Phoenix Investors has unveiled plans to convert its industrial facility located at 7505 Durand Ave. in Mount Pleasant into self-storage use. Phoenix plans to add up to 2,000 climate-controlled units at the 200,000-square-foot property. Store Here Self Storage will operate the

North Wells Capital Acquires 43-Unit Multifamily Property in Chicago’s South Shore

CHICAGO — North Wells Capital LLC has acquired 6943 S. Cornell, a 43-unit multifamily property in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. The purchase price was not disclosed. Originally constructed in 1912, the property is situated in one of Chicago’s designated opportunity zones, which were created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. North Wells plans to make substantial upgrades to the units and common areas. Byline Bank provided acquisition and renovation

Cooper Group Brokers $2.3M Sale of Retail Center in Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD, OHIO — Cooper Commercial Investment Group has brokered the $2.3 million sale of Mansfield Plaza in central Ohio. Tenants include Save-a-Lot, Family Dollar and AutoZone. Bob Havasi and Dan Cooper of Cooper Group represented the seller, a California-based private investment group. An Ohio-based investor purchased the asset at a cap rate of 7.8

JLL Agrees to Acquire HFF for $2B in Massive Real Estate Brokerage Merger

CHICAGO AND DALLAS — JLL (NYSE: JLL) and HFF (NYSE: HF) have entered into a definitive agreement for JLL to acquire all outstanding HFF shares in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2 billion. Chicago-based JLL, a giant in the commercial real estate industry with a total market cap of approximately $7.4 billion, is a professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Dallas-based HFF is a full-service commercial real estate financial …

SWIDA, Bywater Development Open $11M Affordable Seniors Housing Community Near St. Louis

SWANSEA, ILL. — Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) and Bywater Development Group, along with Bi-State Development and other key stakeholders, have opened Metro Landing of Swansea, a 62-unit affordable seniors housing community in Swansea. The $11 million, three-story development is a transit-oriented project connecting to St. Louis via the adjacent Swansea MetroLink Station. More than 40 of the 62 affordable one- and two-bedroom units have already been leased, with full …

HREC Brokers Sale of Three-Property Hampton Inn Portfolio in Iowa, Wisconsin

IOWA AND WISCONSIN — HREC Investment Advisors has brokered the sale of a three-property Hampton Inn portfolio in Iowa and Wisconsin. The portfolio included a 135-room hotel in West Des Moines, a 122-room hotel in Appleton and a 119-room hotel in Brookfield. Denver-based Walker Reynolds acquired the select-service portfolio. HREC represented the seller, affiliates of The Raymond Group and North Central Group, both headquartered in Madison,

Timberland Partners Acquires 232-Unit Multifamily Property in O’Fallon, Illinois

O’FALLON, ILL. — Timberland Partners has acquired Parkway Lakeside, a 232-unit multifamily property in O’Fallon near St. Louis. The purchase price was not disclosed. Built in 2011, the Class A property consists of one- and two-bedroom townhome-style floor plans. Amenities include a saltwater pool, fitness center, fire pit, clubhouse and two dog

Black Creek Group Purchases Three Industrial Buildings in Metro Chicago

CHICAGO — Black Creek Group has purchased three industrial buildings in metro Chicago for an undisclosed price. The properties include 2770 Alft Court in Elgin, 1881 Normantown Road in Romeoville and 351-355 Hastings Drive in Buffalo Grove. Each of the facilities is fully leased. Black Creek Group is a Denver-based real estate investment manager and development