DETROIT — Bagley Forest Properties plans to redevelop the former B. Siegal department store building in Detroit into retail and multifamily space. The property is located at the intersection of Livernois Avenue and 7 Mile Road. Construction of the 29,000-square-foot project is expected to begin in the next 45 days with completion slated for early 2019. Matt Hessler of Bagley Forest Properties owns the property. Arthur Itkis and Aaron Moore of JLL will market the property for lease.
Contegra Breaks Ground on 486-Bed Student Housing Asset Near Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. — Contegra Construction Co. has broken ground on a 486-bed student housing property to serve Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE). Richland Residential is developing the project, known as The Reserve. The property will comprise nine buildings with two-, three- and four-bedroom units. Amenities will include a workout room, study area, gaming room and a pool. Completion is slated for summer 2019.
BELTON, MO. — Salina Hotel Group has begun construction of an 83-room Fairfield Inn & Suites in Belton, about 20 miles south of Kansas City. The four-story, 48,000-square-foot hotel will be located just north of Highway 58 between Mullen Road and Interstate 49. Completion is slated for early 2019. Additional project partners include the City of Belton and Belton Economic Development.
CARPENTERSVILLE, ILL. — Realty Metrix Commercial has brokered the $6.8 million sale of Spring Hill Market Place in Carpentersville, 40 miles northwest of Chicago. Built in 1990, the 95,259-square-foot retail center is located on Route 31. New tenants at the property include MAACO Collision Repair & Auto Painting, Artistry in Dance and Tyke Play Kids Gym. Other tenants include Big Lots, Southern Belle Pancake House, AutoZone, Firestone, The UPS Store, Sherwin Williams, Fifth Third Bank,..
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Diamonds Direct has opened a 7,026-square-foot store in Columbus. The direct diamond importer will occupy the space at 1330 Polaris Parkway, formerly home to a T.G.I. Friday’s. Glenn Garland of Colliers International represented the tenant in the lease transaction. The landlord was not disclosed. This is the 15th location for Diamonds Direct, which has a flagship store in Charlotte, N.C.
WAUWATOSA, WIS. — An affiliate of Phoenix Investors has acquired the JCPenney Logistics Warehouse and Furniture Outlet Center for $31.2 million. JCPenney sold the 2 million-square-foot property, which is located at 18000 W. Burleigh St. in Wauwatosa, just west of Milwaukee. The buildings are situated adjacent to Interstate 45 and feature 100 loading docks. The first buildings were constructed in the 1950s. JCPenney has made regular improvements to the buildings and infrastructure over the..
DEARBORN, MICH. — Signature Associates has negotiated a 68,305-square-foot office lease renewal and expansion for Jackson Dawson Communications Inc. and its subsidiary Benmar Communications in Dearborn. The creative marketing and branding company, headquartered in Dearborn, occupies the space at 1 Parklane Blvd. Chris Secontine of Signature Associates represented both the tenant and the landlord, Fairlane Venture One LLC, in the lease transaction.
MINNEAPOLIS — CBRE Multifamily has arranged the sale of Minneapolis Grand, a 112-unit apartment community in Minneapolis. The sales price was not disclosed. The property is located at 2401 Chicago Ave. near Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Built in 2005, the community features a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units with an average size of 833 square feet. Amenities include a newly renovated clubroom, fitness center, tenant lounge and underground parking. Keith Collins, Abe Appert, Ted..
CHICAGO — Euromonitor International LLC has signed a 36,023-square-foot office lease at 1 N. Dearborn St. in Chicago. The independent provider of strategic market research will move its North American headquarters from 224 S. Michigan Ave. in October of this year. Euromonitor will occupy the 17th floor of the Central Loop office tower, which is owned by Beacon Properties. Tony Karmin and Corby Marx of Colliers International represented the tenant in the lease transaction. Jack O’Brien and..
CHICAGO — Bluemercury, a luxury beauty retailer, has signed a lease to open an 1,800-square-foot store at 900 West in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. The store is expected to open this summer. Tucker Development Corp. completed 900 West last year. The project included the renovation of 10 historic buildings along West Randolph Street. Together, the buildings comprise 45,000 square feet of street-level retail space and 45,000 square feet of upper-level office space. Bluemercury joins..