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Opus Group Breaks Ground on 302,300 SF Spec Industrial Building in Council Bluffs, Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA — The Opus Group has broken ground on River Road Logistics, a 302,300-square-foot speculative industrial building in Council Bluffs. Located at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and River Road, the development will feature 34 dock doors, two drive-in doors, 50 dedicated trailer parking stalls, 225 car parking stalls and a clear height of 32 feet. More than half of the building has been preleased. The facility is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2023, and …

Matthews Real Estate Brokers $17.5M Sale of Amazon-Occupied Distribution Center Near Des Moines

GRIMES, IOWA — Matthews Real Estate Investment Services has brokered the $17.5 million sale of an Amazon-occupied distribution center in Grimes, about 16 miles northwest of Des Moines. Built in 2019 and located at 1301 Southeast Gateway Drive, the property spans 109,786 square feet. Alexander Harrold of Matthews represented the buyer, a Los Angeles-based family office completing a 1031 exchange. The buyer was seeking an investment opportunity in the Midwest that would provide higher yields …

Pierce Education Properties Buys 540-Bed Student Housing Property Near Iowa State University

AMES, IOWA — Pierce Education Properties has acquired The Madison, a 540-bed student housing property serving Iowa State University in Ames. The community was built in 2001 and offers 144 units in a mix of three- and four-bedroom configurations. Shared amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool and hot tub, a sand volleyball court, dog park, lighted basketball courts, a computer lab, coffee bar, tanning bed and a picnic and grilling area. The seller …

Artisan Capital Group, MJW Investments Buy 663-Bed Student Housing Property in Iowa

CORALVILLE, IOWA — Artisan Capital Group and MJW Investments have purchased Latitude at River Landing in Coralville, which is located just north of Iowa City. The purchase price was undisclosed. The buyers plan to rebrand the 663-bed student housing property as The Banks-Student Living. Completed in 2019, the community features an outdoor pool, fitness center, lounge, game room, basketball court, study rooms and campus shuttle service. Located near the University of Iowa, the property is …

Hydrite Chemical to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Waterloo, Iowa

WATERLOO, IOWA — Hydrite Chemical plans to expand its facility in Waterloo that manufactures and distributes chemical products throughout the U.S. The City of Waterloo awarded tax benefits for the expansion project, which represents a $21 million capital investment over the next three years. Hydrite also plans to expand the facility’s transportation fleet and warehouse space. The project is expected to bring the workforce total to 158 employees at the Waterloo facility, which is the …

Avison Young Brokers $325M Sale of Amazon Fulfillment Center Near Des Moines

BONDURANT, IOWA — Avison Young’s capital markets group has brokered the sale of a 2.7 million-square-foot fulfillment center occupied by Amazon in Bondurant, a city northeast of Des Moines, for more than $325 million. The newly constructed, four-story property sits across the street from a 270,000-square-foot Amazon sortation facility. Jonathan Hipp, James Hanson and Richard Murphy of Avison Young represented the seller, Mesirow Realty Sale-Leaseback Inc. Earl Webb of 9th Green Advisors …

Provender Partners Acquires Midwest Food Distribution Portfolio for $24M

CARROLL, IOWA — Provender Partners, a real estate investor in food-related industrial buildings, has acquired a 469,673-square-foot distribution portfolio that serves as the Midwest supply chain for Core-Mark for roughly $24 million. The portfolio comprises a 435,968-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in the central Iowa city of Carroll as well as six support facilities ranging in size from 2,500 to 4,000 square feet in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. Core-Mark, a wholesale …

TWG Underway on $11M Affordable Housing Community in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — Developer TWG is underway on construction of Pointe on 88th, an $11 million affordable housing community in West Des Moines. The three-story project will be located at 520 88th St. Of the 49 units, 44 will be reserved for residents earning between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income. Five units will be rented at the market rate. Amenities will include a community room, fitness room and onsite leasing office. Completion is slated for this

TWG Breaks Ground on $39M Workforce Housing Property in Davenport, Iowa

DAVENPORT, IOWA — Developer TWG has broken ground on Federal Point, a $39 million workforce housing property in Davenport. The project will rise four stories with 185 units, all of which will be reserved for renters earning up to 60 percent of the area median income. The property will be situated west of the new R. Richard Bittner YMCA. Amenities will include a fitness room, outdoor patio and bike storage. Completion is slated for December

TWG Breaks Ground on $49M Mixed-Income Apartment Community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — Developer TWG has broken ground on Annex on the Square, a $49 million mixed-income apartment community in downtown Cedar Rapids. The property will include 202 units for residents earning up to 60 percent of the area median income along with 22 market-rate units. TWG will serve as owner and general contractor. Amenities will include a pool, fitness room, business center, bike storage, gated garage and top-floor deck. The development will also include 1,219 square feet of …




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