COLUMBUS, OHIO — The NRP Group has opened The Sinclair Apartment Homes, a $40 million affordable housing community in Columbus. The 180-unit property is located at 5075 Sinclair Ave. and features units for those who earn 30 to 80 percent of the area median income. The project site was the former home of live music venue Alrosa Villa, which closed in early 2020. The community consists of three four-story buildings with one, two-, three- and four-bedroom units. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority helped fund the development by issuing $27.7 million in tax-exempt and taxable bonds. Tax-credit funding support from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Huntington National Bank also helped fund the transit-oriented project.
CARROLLTON, OHIO — Woda Cooper Cos. Inc. has broken ground on Hemming Crossing, a $12.5 million affordable seniors housing community in Carrollton, a city in eastern Ohio. The 42-unit property will offer one- and two-bedroom units for residents age 55 and older who earn 30 to 70 percent of the area median income. The three-story building will feature a community room, grandchild playroom, fitness center, patio, picnic tables and grills. The development is made possible with funding supported by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) allocated by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, which also provided an equity bridge loan. Affordable housing finance syndicator Marble Cliff Capital (MCC) provided the LIHTC investment financing. Consumers National Bank is a primary lender for the project and secondary investor through MCC. PCI Design Group is the architect, Chadan Engineering is the civil engineer and Sol Design + Consulting is the sustainability consultant. Woda Construction Inc. is the general contractor, and Woda Cooper’s management division, Woda Management & Real Estate, will oversee leasing and property management. A timeline for completion was not provided.
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Colliers Mortgage has provided a $10.8 million Fannie Mae loan for the acquisition of The View on Grant, an 86-unit apartment complex in Columbus. The property, situated in the Discovery District, is an adaptive reuse of a former five-story steel pressing factory. The community features a public café and a 43-space, automatic stacked parking garage. Zach Shope of Colliers originated the 10-year loan on behalf of the borrower, VOG Owner LLC.
CINCINNATI AND BOISE, IDAHO — Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Albertsons Cos. Inc. (NYSE: ACI) have agreed to sell 413 stores across 17 states and Washington, D.C., as part of the $24.6 billion merger between the two grocery giants. The buyer is C&S Wholesale Grocers, a New Hampshire-based grocery supply company overseeing brands including Piggly Wiggly and Grand Union. According to multiple news outlets including USA Today and Crain’s, the sales price is roughly $1.9 billion. In addition to the 400-plus grocery stores, C&S will also acquire eight distribution centers and two office properties that Kroger or Albertsons operate, as well as five private label brands. No store closures are expected to occur as a result of this selloff. The brands that will change ownership include Quality Food Centers (QFC), a regional operator in the Pacific Northwest; Mariano’s, which operates 44 stores in Illinois; and Alaska-based Carrs. Kroger owns QFC and Mariano’s, while Albertsons owns Carrs after acquiring the brand from Safeway and changing the name to Carrs-Safeway. Lastly, under the terms of the agreement, C&S will receive exclusive licensing rights to the Albertsons brand name in four states: Arizona, California, Colorado and Wyoming. In addition, Kroger will divest the …
CINCINNATI — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $1.6 million sale of a 6,640-square-foot property occupied by DaVita in Cincinnati. The net-leased building is located at 6929 Silverton Ave. near Mercy Health Hospital. Austin Weisenbeck, Sean Sharko and Daniel Chumbley of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, a limited liability company. The asset sold to an out-of-state buyer.
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Coworking operator Workbox has opened a new location at 875 N. High St. in Columbus. Workbox’s seventh location and first in Columbus is situated at The Sutton building in the city’s Short North Arts District. Workbox is assuming operations of the space formerly managed by another coworking operator. Amenities for members include a large open kitchen, outdoor terrace, weekly food and networking offerings, multiple lounge areas, private conference rooms and phone booths. The location features over 95 office spaces, with private offices ranging from one to 10 desks. There are also floating membership and reserved desk options for those looking for individual plans. Membership pricing starts at $250 per month.
WHITEHALL, OHIO — Woda Cooper Cos. Inc. and co-developer IMPACT Community Action have broken ground on The Enclave on Main, a 102-unit affordable housing community in Whitehall, an eastern suburb of Columbus. Located at 3540 E. Main St., the project will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. Units will be restricted for residents who earn 30 to 80 percent of the area median income. There will also be several units adapted for those with mobility challenges and sight or hearing disabilities. Amenities will include a community room with kitchenette and a management office for an onsite community manager. There will also be dedicated space for assisting residents with supportive services such as case management, workforce development and employment training, emergency assistance and financial literacy to be coordinated by IMPACT. The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) provided a tax-exempt bond issuance and allocated 4 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and soft funds to the development through its bond gap financing program. Alliant Capital invested in the tax credits to provide equity financing. CF Bank will provide a permanent mortgage and construction loan, through the purchase of the tax-exempt bonds issued by OHFA. Franklin County is providing an additional soft mortgage through …
DELAWARE, OHIO — Time Equities Inc. has acquired a 119,960-square-foot industrial building located at 1275 S. Houk Road in Delaware, about 30 miles north of Columbus. The purchase price was $7.5 million. Cardinal Industrial was the seller.
ZANESVILLE, OHIO — The Downtown Exchange, a revitalization project designed to foster small business growth and economic development, has opened in downtown Zanesville, about 55 miles east of Columbus. The Downtown Exchange business owners, in partnership with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Aug. 14. Over $1.1 million was invested to redevelop the historic building into a mixed-use marketplace and coworking space. A first-floor food hall features a variety of local eating, drinking and social gathering space, along with a bar and patio at the rear of the building. The second and third floors are coworking spaces featuring small and large conference rooms along with collaborative areas and open desk coworking. Formerly known as The Black-Elliot Block, The Downtown Exchange is a historic commercial building consisting of three contiguous structures on Main Street. The building dates back to 1876. The project was supported by a JobsOhio Vibrant Community grant of over $400,000.
CINCINNATI — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has arranged the sale of St. Theresa Care Center in Cincinnati for an undisclosed price. A public REIT elected to execute the strategic sale of the facility following an operator transition earlier this year. St. Theresa Care Center is licensed for 92 assisted living beds and 99 skilled nursing beds. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the property was originally built as an acute care hospital in the mid-1920s and was later expanded in the late 1950s. The building was ultimately converted to its current use, also featuring units available for independent living residents. However, the independent living and assisted living floors were most recently underutilized. The buyer was an owner-operator with a growing presence in the area. The facility has been renamed The Mariemont Care Center. Michael Segal, Connor Doherty, Ben Firestone and Ryan Kelly of Blueprint brokered the sale.