ACRE Provides $78.5M Bridge Loan for Final-Phase Construction of Detroit City Club Apartments

DETROIT — Asia Capital Real Estate (ACRE) has provided a $78.5 million bridge loan to City Club Apartments (CCA) for the developer’s multifamily project in Detroit. The loan, provided through ACRE’s latest debt fund, will fund the final phase of construction on the six-story, 288-unit development in the city’s central business district.Located at 1501 Washington Blvd., Detroit City Club Apartments is currently 95 percent complete. Residents are expected to begin taking occupancy as …

Newmark Arranges 52,939 SF Sale-Leaseback of Manufacturing Facility in Michigan

MANISTEE, MICH. — Newmark has arranged the sale-leaseback of a 52,939-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility located at 201 Glocheski Drive in Manistee along Lake Michigan. The sales price was undisclosed. Andrew Sandquist, JC Asensio, Briggs Goldberg and Fred Liesveld of Newmark represented the seller and tenant, Amptech Inc. Agracel was the buyer. Agracel will assist Amptech in a potential expansion of the facility to support future growth objectives. Amptech specializes in the …

Ford Unveils Plans for 30-Acre Redevelopment of Michigan Central Station in Detroit

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has unveiled its plans for Michigan Central Station, a 30-acre redevelopment in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. The project will entail four buildings — Michigan Central Station, the Book Depository, Building West and The Factory — which are slated for completion throughout 2022. In addition, there will be a 1,250-space parking deck dubbed Bagley Parking Hub.The train station was originally built in 1913 and has sat vacant since 2012. Ford acquired the site …

Anji Logistics Expands North American Division in Roseville, Michigan with 129,021 SF Sublease

ROSEVILLE, MICH. — Anji Logistics USA has subleased a 129,021-square-foot warehouse located at 30450 Little Mack Ave. in Roseville from Blue Bell Mattress Co. The third-party logistics provider is headquartered at a larger facility in nearby Warren. Anji Logistics USA is the North American branch of China-based automotive logistics service provider, Anji Automotive Logistics. Anji offers services such as international freight forwarding, inbound and outbound logistics, finished vehicle …

Shopping Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan Reaches Full Occupancy with New Lease from Hanna’s Market

STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. — Brookside Village in Sterling Heights is now fully leased. Hanna’s Market signed a lease for the final 10,220-square-foot space at the Planet Fitness-anchored shopping center located about 25 miles north of Detroit. Hanna’s Market, which offers bakery items and fresh produce, plans to open in early 2021. Michael Murphy and Tjader Gerdom of Gerdom Realty & Investment represented the undisclosed landlord. Earlier this year, Gerdom represented the landlord in …

Michigan Department of Health Issues Three-Week Order Limiting Indoor Gatherings in Effort to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

LANSING, MICH. — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause on indoor social gatherings and other group activities in effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Under this order, indoor residential gatherings are limited to two households at any one time. Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carryout and delivery only. Gyms will remain open for individual exercise with strict safety …

Simon, Taubman Revise Merger Agreement, Reduce Asking Price by $800M

INDIANAPOLIS AND BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH. — Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) and Taubman Centers Inc. (NYSE: TCO) have modified their merger agreement to include a new purchase price of $43 per share, enabling Simon to proceed with its acquisition of an 80 percent interest in Taubman.CNBC reports that the decline in the agreed-upon share price from $52.50 per share effectively reduces the price tag of the deal by $800 million. This announcement comes just as the two regional mall REITs …

Greystone Bel Arranges Sale of Six-Property Multifamily Portfolio in Detroit for $9M

DETROIT — Greystone Bel Real Estate Advisors has arranged the sale of the Whitmore Apartments Portfolio in Detroit for $9 million. The multifamily portfolio comprises six properties and 223 units in the Palmer Park district. The assets were built between 1928 and 1953. Nick Kirby and Cary Belovicz of Greystone Bel represented the seller, a family that had owned the portfolio since the 1960s. The duo also procured the undisclosed

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: The Case for Multifamily in Cincinnati and Detroit

Investors favor multifamily markets with brisk population growth and meaningful barriers to entry. But can a case be made in turbulent times for slow-growth Midwest cities characterized by weak entry barriers?View higher resolution version of chart above here.Midwest metro areas with relatively healthy demographic growth — Columbus, Indianapolis and Kansas City come to mind — have posted constructive performance trends during the pandemic recession so far, particularly with respect …

Berkadia Brokers Sale of Four-Property Multifamily Portfolio in Kalamazoo, Michigan

KALAMAZOO, MICH. — Berkadia has brokered the sale of a four-property, 427-unit multifamily property in Kalamazoo for an undisclosed price. The properties include Embassy Terrace, Greenbriar, Carriage Green and Regency Square. Jason Krug, Corey Krug, Kevin Dillion, Rick Vidrio, Rick Brace and Charley Henneghan of Berkadia’s Great Lakes team represented the Michigan-based seller as well as the buyer, Chicago-based Tricap Residential

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