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Meridian Capital Arranges $12.6M Acquisition Loan for Hotel in Easton, Pennsylvania

EASTON, PA. — Meridian Capital Group has arranged a $12.6 million acquisition loan for the 86-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Easton, located 17 miles northeast of Allentown. The four-story property is located in Lower Nazareth Township among major corporate entities including Amazon, BMW and Porsche, in addition to several medical centers and shopping centers. The hotel was built in 2009 and offers five king suites, 26 queen suites, nine one-bedroom suites and six two-bedroom …

Chatham Lodging Trust Sells Two Marriott-Branded Hotels in Western Pennsylvania for $10M

ALTOONA AND WASHINGTON, PA. — Florida-based hospitality REIT Chatham Lodging Trust has sold two Marriott-branded hotels in Western Pennsylvania for approximately $10 million. The properties include the 105-room Courtyard by Marriott in Altoona, about 100 miles east of Pittsburgh, and the 86-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Washington, located about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Chatham, which purchased the hotels in 2010 as part of a larger portfolio acquisition, sold the properties …

JLL Negotiates Sale of 55,000 SF Retail Building Leased to Whole Foods in Exton, Pennsylvania

EXTON, PA. — JLL has negotiated the sale of a 55,000-square-foot retail property leased to Whole Foods Market in Exton, about 50 miles west of Philadelphia. The freestanding building is located at the entrance of the Exton Square Mall near two major thoroughfares, State Route 100 and U.S. Route 30. Austin-based Whole Foods signed a 20-year lease at the property and opened its doors in January 2018. The grocery store also includes a 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck with fire pits for dining. Jim …

Cinemark to Open 12-Screen Theater Near Portland, Maine

WESTBROOK, MAINE — Cinemark Holdings Inc., a publicly traded owner-operator of movie theaters, will open a 12-screen venue within the Rock Row mixed-use development in Westbrook, Maine, a western suburb of Portland. The theater, which will be built from the ground up, is scheduled to open in spring 2021. All auditoriums will feature oversized recliners with footrests and cup holders, as well as wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems. Rock Row, a 100-acre development by Waterstone …

Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $7.9M Sale of Commercial Property in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the $7.9 million sale of a Manhattan property featuring six residential units and two commercial spaces. The property is located at 883 Lexington Ave. in the Lenox Hill neighborhood. Hunter Moss, Michael Gembecki, Brad Jones, Alessandra Faglione and Austin Fabel represented the seller, SBP Lexington LLC, in the transaction. Additional terms of sale were not

More Industrial Product Lands Near Airports

The U.S. industrial market has now recorded more than 240 million square feet of net absorption for four consecutive years, the strongest run on record, with an all-time high of 284.9 million square feet in 2018, according to Cushman & Wakefield. In New York City, the largest consumer market in the United States, the current industrial supply of approximately 170 million square feet remains heavily constrained, especially around the region’s transportation hubs. Nowhere is the demand …

Dermody Properties Breaks Ground on 557,820 SF Industrial Project in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania

WIND GAP, PA. — Dermody Properties, a Nevada-based investment and development firm, has broken ground on a 557,820-square-foot industrial project in Wind Gap, located in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. The two-building complex will be situated on 73.1 acres about 80 miles from the Port of New York and New Jersey. Building 1 will span 349,920 square feet and Building 2 will total 207,900 square feet, with both facilities featuring 36-foot clear heights. Construction of Building 1 is …

Agree Realty Acquires Wawa’s Flagship Store in Philadelphia for $15M

PHILADELPHIA — Agree Realty Corp., a Michigan-based publicly traded REIT, has acquired the 11,500-square-foot flagship store of Wawa’s, a chain of gas stations and convenience stores serving the East Coast, for approximately $15 million. The store is situated within the 13-story Public Ledger Building, located adjacent to Independence Hall in the Center City area of Philadelphia. The store is the largest of the Wawa’s chain and includes a bakery, merchandise and an expanded selection of …

AMS Acquisitions Buys Age-Restricted Community in Sayreville, New Jersey for $13M

SAYREVILLE, N.J. — AMS Acquisitions LLC, a New York City-based investment firm, has purchased a two-building, age-restricted housing community in Sayreville, located in northern New Jersey. AMS acquired the property from New Jersey-based development firm Gillette for $13 million. The property includes an 80-unit building, known as Gillette Towers, with one-bedroom floor plans reserved for persons age 55 or older. AMS will break ground on a 56-unit building later this spring. Amenities include …

CHOP Signs 54,000 SF Office Lease Expansion at Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has signed a 54,000-square-foot office lease expansion at the Wanamaker building, a 1.4 million-square-foot office and retail property located in the Center City neighborhood of Philadelphia. Following this transaction, CHOP will occupy more than 300,000 square feet across six floors. The building owner, a partnership between Rubenstein Partners LP and Amerimar Enterprises Inc., is entering the final phase of a capital improvement …

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