Seven-Building Multifamily Portfolio Trades Hands in St. Paul, Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MINN. — A seven-building multifamily portfolio totaling 174 units has traded hands in St. Paul for an undisclosed price. Live Green Apartments sold the brownstone buildings to a private investor. The properties range in size from 12 units to 44 units and were built from 1911 to the 1920s. Ted Abramson, Drew Rafshol, Keith Collins and Abe Appert of CBRE Minneapolis Multifamily represented the seller, which invested significant capital over the last several years to update roofs, …

JLL Arranges $16.4M Sale of Apartment Property in Bloomington, Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. — JLL Capital Markets has arranged the sale of Normandale Lake Estates in Bloomington for $16.4 million. Built in 1964, the apartment property includes 105 units, all of which have been renovated. Amenities include a pet area, outdoor pool and courtyard with grilling area. The Normandale Lake Office Park is located across the street from the property, which was fully occupied at the time of sale. Mox Gunderson, Josh Talberg, Dan Linnell and Adam Haydon of JLL represented …

Centerspace Agrees to Acquire Multifamily Portfolio in Minnesota for $323.8M

MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. CLOUD, MINN. — Centerspace (NYSE: CSR) has agreed to acquire a portfolio of 17 apartment communities in Minnesota for $323.8 million. The portfolio is comprised of 14 properties in Minneapolis and three assets in St. Cloud for a total of 2,696 units. Centerspace intends to refinance a portion of the properties as well as invest $40 million into repositioning the communities over the next 24 to 36 months. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter. KMS …

Monarch Investment & Management Acquires 589-Unit Multifamily Portfolio in Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, MINN. — Monarch Investment & Management Group has acquired a six-property, 589-unit multifamily portfolio in Rochester for an undisclosed price. The townhome communities include Crystal Bay, French Creek, Village Green, Winchester, Heritage Manor and Olympik Village. The properties were built between 1962 to 1996 and range in size from 36 to 182 units. Three of the assets (Winchester, Heritage Manor and Olympik Village) are rental properties. Average occupancy across the …

Colliers Mortgage Provides $6.6M Agency Acquisition Loan for Apartment Complex Near St. Paul

MAHTOMEDI, MINN. — Colliers Mortgage has provided a $6.6 million Fannie Mae loan for the acquisition of Mahtomedi Flats in Mahtomedi, a northeast suburb of St. Paul. Built in 2018, the 36-unit apartment complex features a community room, fitness center, storage space and grills. The loan carries a 12-year term and a 30-year amortization schedule. Victoria Properties Group LLC, Wash N Fill Properties Minnesota LLC, Wash N Fill Property Champlin LLC and Wash N Fill Property New Brighton LLC …

Upland Brokers $2.4M Sale of Sleep Number-Occupied Retail Property in Rochester, Minnesota

ROCHESTER, MINN. — Upland Real Estate Group has brokered the sale of a Sleep Number-occupied retail property in Rochester for $2.4 million. Sleep Number relocated from Apache Mall in 2018 to this 3,000-square-foot, freestanding store at 2257 Commerce Drive NW. Deborah Vannelli, Keith Sturm and Amanda Leathers of Upland represented the 1031 exchange buyer in the acquisition of the net-leased property. Tom Gommels of Marchs & Millichap represented the seller, a limited liability

Best Buy’s First-Quarter Revenue Rises 36 Percent, Driven by Demand for At-Home Tech Products

RICHFIELD, MINN. — Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) reported that its revenue increased 36 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago. The Richfield-based electronics retailer’s first quarter ended May 1. Additionally, enterprise comparable sales increased 37.2 percent.“Customer demand for technology products and services during the quarter was extraordinarily high,” says Corie Barry, CEO. “This demand is being driven by a continued focus on the home, which …

JLL Negotiates $11.2M Sale of Minnetonka Corporate Center

MINNETONKA, MINN. — JLL Capital Markets has negotiated the $11.2 million sale of Minnetonka Corporate Center in Minnetonka, about 15 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The 94,435-square-foot property features office and warehouse space. Renovated in 2004, Minnetonka Corporate Center is fully leased to six tenants. Located on Clearwater Drive, the property features five dock doors and four drive-in doors. Colin Ryan and David Berglund of JLL represented the seller, Onward Investors LLC. The duo …

NorthMarq Arranges $8M Loan for Refinancing of Grocery Asset in Shorewood, Minnesota

SHOREWOOD, MINN. — NorthMarq has arranged an $8 million loan for the refinancing of a Cub Foods-occupied retail property in Shorewood, about 20 miles southwest of Minneapolis. Andy Finn of NorthMarq’s Minneapolis office arranged the 15-year loan at a fixed interest rate below 3 percent. A life insurance company provided the loan for the undisclosed

Kraus-Anderson Completes Construction of $7M Affordable Housing Townhome Project in Minnesota

BEMIDJI, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson has completed construction of Conifer Villas, a $7 million affordable housing project in central Minnesota’s Bemidji. The townhome community features 32 units for residents who have been homeless or need special support. The four-building project includes a community meeting space. Headwaters Housing Development Corp. was the developer and Lucachick Architecture was the

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