StorageMart Expands Climate-Controlled Facility in Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA — StorageMart has expanded its facility located at 1800 E. Army Post Road in Des Moines. The self-storage property now includes two climate-controlled buildings with 155 units. Both buildings feature large drive-in loading bays. StorageMart also expanded the office area, which now offers a variety of packing and moving supplies. The expanded facility also includes 25 additional boat, recreational vehicle and car parking spots on newly paved

Loja Real Estate Acquires Shopping Center in Des Moines for $52M

DES MOINES, IOWA — Loja Real Estate has acquired Water Tower Place in Des Moines for $52 million. The community shopping center is anchored by Whole Foods Market and Best Buy. Other tenants include buybuy Baby, Famous Footwear, Marshalls and Ulta. Located at 4100 University Ave., the asset spans nearly 400,000 square feet. Pegasus Investments represented the undisclosed seller in the

Woda Cooper Breaks Ground on Mixed-Income Apartment Community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — Woda Cooper Cos. has broken ground on Anderson Greene, a 44-unit, mixed-income apartment community in Cedar Rapids. The $8.7 million first phase will include 39 units for residents at or below 60 percent of the area median income, with five units offered at market rate. Woda Cooper also plans to develop a $9.2 million second phase with 48 units that will be built approximately one year after the first phase. A community center with a clubroom as well as outdoor spaces and …

Office Amenities Drive Tenant Decisions in Des Moines Market

In the last few years, the greater Des Moines metro area has been a title holder, reigning as a “Top Place to Live,” “Top City for Young Professionals” and even “Best Place to Retire.” Meanwhile the economy, business environment and commercial real estate sector hold titles like steady, stable and reliable.  However, over the past 24 months, the commercial office market could add thriving, prosperous and robust to that list of adjectives. As office lease rates continue to rise 1.5 …

NexCore Group Opens 37,800 SF Health Clinic in Council Bluffs, Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA — Healthcare real estate developer NexCore Group has opened the 37,800-square-foot CHI Health Clinic Valley View in Council Bluffs. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, May 30, and the facility opened to patients on Monday, June 3. Services provided at the 60-room clinic include behavioral health, women’s services, pediatrics, urology, dermatology, diabetic education, radiology, ultrasounds and physical

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Two-Tenant Retail Building in Sioux City, Iowa

SIOUX CITY, IOWA — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors has arranged the sale of a two-tenant retail building in Sioux City for an undisclosed price. Starbucks and Qdoba Mexican Eats occupy the property. The 5,002-square-foot building sits on a one-acre lot. Jeff Lefko and Bill Asher of Hanley represented the seller, N3 Real Estate. A family trust based in Orange County, Calif. purchased the asset. The cap rate was 6.3

Hy-Vee to Open at Business Park Development in Urbandale, Iowa

URBANDALE, IOWA — Hy-Vee Inc. will open a “Fast & Fresh” store at Prairie Tower Business Park in Urbandale. The West Des Moines-based supermarket chain will also open an accompanying gas station and drive-up coffee shop. Prairie Tower Business Park is the latest of R&R Realty Group’s developments within the area. The 74-acre project will include retail and office buildings along Meredith

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $3.6M Refinancing for Apartment Property in Iowa

WAVERLY, IOWA — Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. has arranged a $3.6 million non-recourse loan for the refinancing of Legacy Apartments in Waverly in northeastern Iowa. The 34-unit apartment property was newly constructed. The loan features a 15-year term, 30-year amortization schedule and a fixed rate of 4.52 percent. The borrower was a development

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $15M Acquisition Loan for Medical Facility in Hiawatha, Iowa

HIAWATHA, IOWA — Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. has arranged a $15 million loan for the acquisition of an 80,000-square-foot medical facility in Hiawatha. Mercy Medical Hospital has a 20-year lease at the property while Wolf Eye Clinic has a 14-year lease. The five-year loan features a 30-year amortization schedule, a 70 percent loan-to-value ratio and a fixed rate of 4.58 percent. Borrower information was not

Arbor Provides $4.6M Refinancing for Multifamily Property in Bettendorf, Iowa

BETTENDORF, IOWA — Arbor Realty Trust Inc. has provided a $4.6 million Fannie Mae loan for the refinancing of Townhomes at Highland Pointe in Bettendorf. Built in 2018, the 24-unit multifamily property features three-bedroom units. Michael Noll of Arbor originated the 30-year, fixed-rate loan, which features an 80 percent loan-to-value