CrossCountry Mortgage Launches Construction of $46M Headquarters Project in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — CrossCountry Mortgage LLC has launched construction of its $46 million headquarters campus in Cleveland’s historic Superior Arts District. The 168,000-square-foot project on Superior Avenue is expected to bring more than 600 full-time jobs to the city. Made possible with support from the City of Cleveland, Team NEO, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency, the project includes the restoration and renovation of four industrial buildings dating back to as early as 1913. …

Box Equities Purchases Two Distribution Centers in Missouri, Ohio Totaling More than 1 MSF

MISSOURI AND OHIO — Box Equities has acquired two distribution centers in Missouri and Ohio. The first property is a 900,000-square-foot center anchored by Home Depot in Missouri. The second asset is a 150,000-square-foot Pepsi distribution center in Ohio. Seller information and sales prices were undisclosed. New York-based Box Equities, which launched only eight months ago, now owns and manages more than 1.8 million square feet of industrial real

Washington Prime Group Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Amid Pandemic-Related Struggles

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Washington Prime Group (NYSE: WPG), an Ohio-based owner-operator of regional malls and shopping centers, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.WPG cited insurmountable operating challenges tied to the COVID-19 pandemic as the primary catalyst behind the move. Against that backdrop, both CNBC and Reuters reported that many of the company’s tenants were unable to pay rent at various points in time over the last …

Pathway to Living Partners with Welltower to Acquire, Manage 1,105-Unit Seniors Housing Portfolio

ILLINOIS AND OHIO — Pathway to Living, the seniors housing platform of Chicago-based Waterton, has partnered with healthcare REIT Welltower Inc. to manage and modernize a 22-property seniors housing portfolio across Illinois and Ohio. In addition to its day-to-day role as operator, Pathway to Living will serve as a minority investor in the 1,105-unit portfolio. The partnership represents an opportunity for Pathway to Living to expand into the Ohio market and grow its existing footprint in the …

Trinitas Receives Approval for $500M Mixed-Use Project Near University of Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — Trinitas Ventures and its partner Crawford Hoying have received approval from the Cincinnati City Council for the development of The District at Clifton Heights, a $500 million mixed-use project near the University of Cincinnati campus. The development will be completed in two phases.Phase I of the project will include The Deacon, an existing 1,029-bed student housing community; The Hub at Cincinnati, a 1,112-bed student housing development featuring 2,300 square feet of …

Kroger to Hire 10,000 Associates Across Store Brands

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is holding a nationwide hiring event today across its store brands. The Cincinnati-based grocer says the goal of the event is to hire 10,000 associates supporting retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing and logistics operations. Interviews will be conducted both virtually and in-store. Across its family of companies, Kroger employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 9 million customers daily through both digital shopping experiences and …

Weston-Led Partnership Purchases Former 1.7 MSF Ford Plant in Suburban Cleveland

BROOK PARK, OHIO — Weston Inc., the DiGeronimo Cos. and Scannell Properties have purchased the former Ford Motor Co. plant in Brook Park, a southwest suburb of Cleveland. The purchase price was $31.5 million, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business. The existing facility spans 1.7 million square feet across 210 acres and is located next to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. The buyers plan to redevelop the property, details of which will be announced in the coming

IRG Acquires Former Teledyne Manufacturing Plant in Toledo, Ohio

TOLEDO, OHIO — Industrial Realty Group LLC (IRG) has acquired a former Teledyne manufacturing plant in Toledo for an undisclosed price. The 373,000-square-foot facility sits on 30 acres. The seller, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, sold the building as well as an additional 40 acres to the north. The additional acreage is designed to accommodate up to 700,000 square feet of industrial space, according to IRG. Hometown Food Co., a division of Smuckers, will continue to lease a portion of …

Neyer Properties Purchases 400,000 SF Commercial Portfolio Across Cincinnati, St. Louis

CINCINNATI — Neyer Properties has purchased a nearly 400,000-square-foot commercial portfolio occupied by Watson’s in a sale-leaseback transaction. The purchase price was undisclosed. The four-building portfolio consists of three retail assets and one industrial property that are located in the Cincinnati, Florence, Dayton and St. Louis markets. The sale-leaseback will enable Watson’s to free up capital as it looks to expand in additional markets, according to Neyer. The sale marks the …

JLL Brokers Sale of Grocery-Anchored Retail Center in Suburban Cleveland for $10.5M

STREETSBORO, OHIO — JLL Capital Markets has brokered the sale of Streetsboro Crossing in suburban Cleveland for $10.5 million. Grocer Giant Eagle anchors the 89,436-square-foot retail center. Other tenants at the property, which was nearly 94 percent leased at the time of sale, include Pet Supplies Plus, Palm Beach Tanning, GNC, Great Clips and Sally Beauty. Completed in 1996 and renovated this year, the center is situated on nearly 20 acres. Amy Sands, Clinton Mitchell, Kirstey Lein and Bill …

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