COVID-19 Interruptions Are Largely Short Term for Medical Office Sales

By Mike Wilson, Principal, Avison Young As the commercial real estate industry shifts toward a new normal, there are several changes occurring in the medical office sector. This asset class has long been considered a safe haven, even in recessionary times, given its ties to the healthcare system and overall population growth. The onset of COVID-19 and the subsequent stay-at-home orders in many states have created challenges that also touch the medical office sector, although not nearly as …

Dan Gilbert’s Quicken Loans Files for IPO

DETROIT — Detroit-based Quicken Loans has filed paperwork for its initial public offering. The company, known for its personal finance and consumer service brands such as Rocket Mortgage, has filed under the new name Rocket Cos. Inc. The application has been made for listing the common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RKT. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be determined. Billionaire businessman Dan …

Parkview Financial Provides $19M Construction Loan for Multifamily Project in Bloomingdale, Illinois

BLOOMINGDALE, ILL. — Parkview Financial has provided a nearly $19 million construction loan for Bloomingdale Trails, a 90-unit rental multifamily project located at 290 Stonington Drive in Bloomingdale. Schiller Park, Ill.-based MB Bloomingdale Trails LLC was the borrower. Situated on 5.3 acres, the development will feature four three-story buildings. All of the units will be two-bedroom floor plans and average 1,170 square feet. Currently, about 20 percent of the construction has been …

Meridian Design Build Completes Construction of 367,808 SF Spec Industrial Building in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Meridian Design Build has completed construction of a 367,808-square-foot speculative industrial building in Indianapolis on behalf of developer Exeter Property Group. The facility sits on 31.7 acres at 5325 Seerley Road and features a clear height of 36 feet, 80 dock positions, four drive-in doors, 304 car parking stalls and 41 exterior trailer stalls. JRA Architecture and Banning Engineering made up the project

Summit Design + Build Converts Warehouse into Manufacturing Facility for EJ Basler in Illinois

SCHILLER PARK, ILL. — Summit Design + Build has completed the conversion of an industrial warehouse into a 33,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for EJ Basler Co. in Schiller Park. EJ Basler is a manufacturer of precision machined parts and components. The building sits next to the company’s campus. Summit oversaw the partial demolition of the building and installed a new glass façade and sunlight paneling. Amstadter Architects was the project

Evergreen Completes $7M Renovation of Affordable Seniors Housing Property in Suburban Chicago

MAYWOOD, ILL. — Evergreen Real Estate Group has completed $7 million in renovations to Garden House of Maywood, a 144-unit affordable seniors housing community in the western Chicago suburb of Maywood. Housing and Human Development Corporation (HHDC) acquired the 10-story building in 2018 using tax credits to help fund capital improvements. Evergreen has managed it since 2017, and Evergreen Construction Co. managed the nine-month project. Garden House is a HUD apartment property. HUD …

Kraus-Anderson Completes $70M Renovation, Expansion of Science Facilities at Minnesota’s Gustavus Adolphus College

ST. PETER, MINN. — Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. has completed a $70 million renovation and expansion of Nobel Hall of Science at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, about 70 miles southwest of Minneapolis. Nobel Hall houses the departments of biology, chemistry, geography and geology, along with interdisciplinary programs in biochemistry, molecular biology and environmental studies. Designed by Hastings+Chivetta, the 182,828-square-foot project nearly doubled the building’s …

GO Topeka Unveils Plans for Animal Health Innovation Campus in Kansas

TOPEKA, KAN. — GO Topeka has unveiled plans to build a large-scale animal health innovation campus in Topeka. The economic development group has selected Clark Enersen Partners and BioRealty Inc. to begin identifying and evaluating prospective locations. The developers, which both have expertise building scientific research parks, will present initial findings this winter. The development will be home to Plug and Play’s animal health program as well as research and development labs and …

SignCo Leases 19,800 SF of Industrial Space in Melrose Park, Illinois

MELROSE PARK, ILL. — SignCo, a local print, design and sign manufacturing company, has leased 19,800 square feet of industrial space at 1975 Cornell Ave. in Melrose Park, a western suburb of Chicago. The multi-tenant building spans 45,000 square feet. Michael Plumb and Brad Simousek of Lee & Associates represented the undisclosed landlord in the lease transaction. Ryan Kehoe of Lee & Associates represented the tenant. In May, Kehoe also represented SignCo when it sold its …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $2.5M Sale of Super 8 Hotel in Wisconsin

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WIS. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $2.5 million sale of a Super 8 hotel in Pleasant Prairie, about 35 miles south of Milwaukee. Built in 1984, the 60-room hotel is located at 7601 118th Ave. at the intersection of Highway 50 and I-94. Ebrahim Valliani, John Yurich, Allan Miller and Chris Gomes of Marcus & Millichap marketed the hotel on behalf of the seller, a private investor. the team also secured and represented the buyer, a private

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