JLL Arranges $54M Sale of Industrial Portfolio in Eastern Iowa

IOWA CITY AND CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — JLL has arranged the sale of a 1.4 million-square-foot industrial portfolio in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids for $54 million. The Class B portfolio, currently 80 percent occupied, consists of five buildings that were constructed in the early 2000s. Three properties are in Iowa City at 2561, 2570 and 2610 Independence Road. The others are in Cedar Rapids at 5404 and 5507 Ely Road. Marcus Pitts, Justin Lossner, Michael Minard and Austin Hedstrom of JLL …

Metro Crossing Shopping Center Sells in Council Bluffs, Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA — Metro Crossing Shopping Center in Council Bluffs has sold for an undisclosed price. The property spans 309,811 square feet. It was 96 percent occupied at the time of sale by 57 tenants, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, Kohl’s, Hobby Lobby, Old Navy and TJ Maxx. Ember Grummons of Investors Realty represented the buyer, Bridge 33 Capital. CBRE represented the seller, a partnership between Walton Street Capital and Pine Tree

Annex Group to Develop 180-Unit Affordable Housing Community in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — The Annex Group has unveiled plans to develop Union at Wiley, a 180-unit affordable housing community in Cedar Rapids. Located at 4227 21st Ave. SW in Linn County, the $31.8 million project will include one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans for residents who earn up to 60 percent of the area median income. Amenities will include a clubhouse, gaming area, playground and fitness center. Completion is slated for May 2022.The project team includes Sebree Architects, …

BDC Group Moves into New 25,000 SF Headquarters in Hiawatha, Iowa

HIAWATHA, IOWA — BDC Group Inc. has moved into its newly constructed headquarters at 1525 Ketelsen Drive in Hiawatha, a northern suburb of Cedar Rapids. The 25,000-square-foot facility features a mix of office, warehouse and flex space. The property will enable BDC to consolidate its Iowa operations teams from multiple facilities in Cedar Rapids. Erica Seelman of GLD Commercial represented BDC throughout the site selection process and lease negotiations. BDC, otherwise known as Building …

Boulder Group Brokers $1.2M Sale of Restaurant Property in Des Moines

DES MOINES, IOWA — The Boulder Group, a net-lease investment brokerage firm, has brokered the sale of a restaurant property occupied by Fazoli’s in Des Moines for $1.2 million. The 3,350-square-foot building is located at 3600 Merle Hay Road. Randy Blankstein and John Feeney of Boulder represented the seller, an undisclosed investment firm based in Texas, in the transaction. A Midwest-based investor was the buyer. Fazoli’s, an American fast-casual restaurant chain, has more than 10 years …

VanTrust to Build 75-Acre Industrial Development in Altoona, Iowa

ALTOONA, IOWA — VanTrust Real Estate is developing Altus Commerce Center on 75 acres in Altoona. The project represents VanTrust’s first in Iowa. Construction on the first building is expected to commence within the next few weeks with completion slated for the second quarter of 2022. Building A will span 265,200 square feet with 148 parking spaces, unit heaters and LED interior lighting. Marcus Pitts, Austin Hedstrom and Tanner Hedstrom of JLL will lead leasing

R&R Realty Group to Renovate Two Buildings at Regency West Office Park in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — R&R Realty Group has unveiled plans to renovate Buildings 7 and 8 at its Regency West Office Park in West Des Moines. The pandemic spurred the renovation, according to R&R. “As our customers are returning to their offices, they’re telling us that amenities are still very important in order to entice the workforce back to the office and to retain the workforce working in the office,” says Mark Ruprpecht, president of R&R.New amenities at Regency …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $13.9M Sale of North Ridge Center in Davenport, Iowa

DAVENPORT, IOWA — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the sale of North Ridge Center in Davenport for $13.9 million. The 119,381-square-foot shopping center is located at 4016 E. 53rd St. Tenants include Michael’s, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta, Five Below and TJ Maxx. Jeff Rowlett of Marcus & Millichap marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company. Rowlett also secured and represented the buyer, a limited liability

Garling Construction to Break Ground on First Building at 145-Acre Logistics Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — Garling Construction is scheduled to break ground next month on the first building at Edgewood Logistics Park, a 145-acre industrial business park in southwest Cedar Rapids. The first building will span 200,000 square feet and will be built on a speculative basis. It will feature a clear height of 36 feet and more than 50 truck docks. Situated at the northeast corner of Edgewood Road and 76th Avenue, Edgewood Logistics Park will house approximately 1.5 million square feet …

Bellomy Brokers Sale of 189-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Red Oak, Iowa

RED OAK, IOWA — Bellomy & Co. has brokered the sale of Hawkeye Storage in western Iowa’s Red Oak for an undisclosed price. The Class B self-storage facility includes 189 units and spans 29,120 net rentable square feet. Bill Bellomy and Michael Johnson of Bellomy represented the seller, THR Storage LLC. The duo also procured the buyer, Dougherty Storage

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