Spruce Properties Acquires Multifamily Portfolio in Suburban Des Moines for $56.7M

DES MOINES — Spruce Properties has acquired a six-property multifamily portfolio in suburban Des Moines for $56.7 million. The portfolio includes: Lake Shore, Lake Shore Park, Lake Shore Place and Peachtree Apartments in Ankeny; Saylorville Lakeside in Polk City; and Sunrise Meadows in Waukee. Lake Shore was built in phases between 2015 and 2017 while the other assets date back to the 1970s to early 2000s. David Gaines, Marcus Pitts, Justin Lossner and Michael Minard of JLL Capital Markets …

NorthMarq Provides $89M in FHA Financing for Five-Property Multifamily Portfolio in Iowa, Missouri

DAVENPORT, IOWA AND KANSAS CITY, MO. — NorthMarq has provided $89 million in FHA financing for the recapitalization of five multifamily properties located in Davenport and Kansas City. All of the communities were encumbered with existing FHA debt and eligible for HUD’s 223(a)(7) refinance program. The refinance enabled the undisclosed borrower to capitalize on lower interest rates, extend amortization and improve property cash flow with the reduced cost of debt service, according to …

Clarity Development to Redevelop Historic Badgerow Building in Sioux City, Iowa

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — The Sioux City Council unanimously approved a development and minimum assessment agreement with Omaha-based Clarity Development for the redevelopment of the historic Badgerow Building in downtown Sioux City. Hunden Strategic Partners, a global real estate development advisory practice headquartered in Chicago, managed the developer solicitation and selection process on behalf of the city.Clarity plans to purchase the building from the city for $1 million and redevelop …

Colliers Mortgage Provides Three HUD Loans Totaling $18.8M for Age-Restricted Properties in Iowa, Minnesota

CEDAR FALLS AND MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA, AND AUSTIN, MINN. — Colliers Mortgage has provided three HUD 223(a)(7) loans totaling $18.8 million for the refinancing of three age-restricted multifamily properties in Iowa and Minnesota. The properties, totaling 162 units, include Village Cooperative of Cedar Falls, Village Cooperative of Marshalltown and Village Cooperative of Austin. The market-rate communities are restricted to residents age 62 and older. The refinancing enabled the undisclosed …

Friedman Brokers Sale of 162,000 SF Office Property in Waterloo, Iowa

WATERLOO, IOWA — Friedman Real Estate has brokered the sale of a 162,000-square-foot office property in Waterloo within central Iowa for $1.2 million. Built in 1980, the asset is located at 3451 Hammond Ave. Amenities include a fitness center, kitchen, café and outdoor spaces. Steven Silverman and Ryan Wilner of Friedman brokered the transaction. Star Waterloo LLC sold the property to Stratacache

First Hospitality Opens 124-Room Home2 Suites Hotel in Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA — First Hospitality has opened a 124-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Des Moines. The property is located at 2650 University Ave. on the Drake University campus. The hotel features two meeting spaces totaling more than 1,000 square feet, an indoor pool and an outdoor patio space with a firepit. Michael Weldon will serve as the hotel’s general manager. As a result of COVID-19, Hilton has created the Hilton CleanStay program in partnership with RB, maker of Lysol. This …

DealPoint Merrill Acquires Former Kmart Shopping Center in Urbandale, Iowa

URBANDALE, IOWA — DealPoint Merrill LLC has acquired a 103,906-square-foot former Kmart shopping center in Urbandale near Des Moines. The property sits on 12 acres near I-35 and I-235. DealPoint Merrill plans to redevelop the asset into a 131,000-square-foot project with two outparcels. DealPoint Merrill’s CEO David Frank negotiated the transaction and President Sterling McGregor handled the due diligence and financing. The seller and purchase price were

MAG Capital Partners Acquires 48,237 SF Manufacturing Facility in Marion, Iowa

MARION, IOWA — MAG Capital Partners has acquired the corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility for Advanced Material Processing (AMP) in Marion, just north of Cedar Rapids, in a sale-leaseback transaction. The purchase price was undisclosed. AMP occupies the entire 48,237-square-foot property. The company focuses on material processing equipment for food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. May River Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm, owns AMP. Katie Elliott …

Essex Purchases 121-Unit Active Adult Community Near Des Moines

URBANDALE, IOWA — Essex Communities has purchased The Reserve on Walnut Creek in Urbandale near Des Moines. The 121-unit active adult community is reserved for residents age 55 and older. Essex plans to convert the community from an entrance-fee model to a rental model. It will be rebranded as The Arbordale and undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation. Essex will update apartment interiors and community spaces as well as expand services and amenities. The seller and sales price were …

Matthews Brokers $9.8M Sale of Walgreens Portfolio in Iowa

JOHNSTON, WATERLOO AND URBANDALE, IOWA — Matthews Real Estate Investment Services has brokered the sale of three standalone properties, each occupied by Walgreens, in Iowa for $9.8 million. The assets are located at 6200 Merle Hay Road in Johnston, 3910 University Ave. in Waterloo and 4600 86th St. in Urbandale. Robert Goldberg, Ben Snyder and Bill Pedersen of Matthews brokered the transaction. The portfolio traded at a cap rate of 6.9 percent, but buyer and seller information was not …

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