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Square Mile Provides $433.8M Construction Loan for Cambridge Crossing Life Sciences Project

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Square Mile Capital Management LLC has provided a $433.8 million construction loan for the next phase of Cambridge Crossing, a mixed-use development in the Boston area. The loan will fund construction of a nine-story, 479,000-square-foot life sciences and tech building with ground-floor retail space and below-grade parking. The borrower was DivcoWest, a developer with five offices around the country. Cambridge Crossing will ultimately feature 2.1 million square feet of life …

JLL Negotiates Sale of 128,172 SF Larchmont Commons Retail Asset in Metro Philadelphia

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — JLL has negotiated the $18.2 million sale of Larchmont Commons, a 128,172-square-foot retail center in Mount Laurel, a suburb of Philadelphia. Anchored by ALDI, Planet Fitness and Dollar Tree, the property was 88 percent leased at the time of sale. Other tenants include Hair Cuttery, The UPS Store and Kumon Learning Center. Chris Munley, James Galbally, Jose Cruz and Colin Behr of JLL represented the sellers, RPC Real Estate and Merion Realty Partners. Ryan Ade of JLL …

Crosspoint Associates Buys 81,702 SF Amherst Shopping Center in Central Massachusetts

AMHERST, MASS. — Metro Boston-based investment firm Crosspoint Associates Inc. has purchased Amherst Shopping Center, an 81,702-square-foot retail asset in the central Massachusetts city of Amherst. Built in 1997 and anchored by Big Y Supermarket and CVS, the property was 97 percent leased at the time of sale. Additional tenants include Dunkin’, Goodwill and Supercuts. Nat Heald and Chris Angelone of JLL represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. The price was not

Berkadia Arranges $43M Refinancing for Deer Creek Apartments in Plainsboro, New Jersey

PLAINSBORO, N.J. — Berkadia has arranged a $43 million loan for the refinancing of Deer Creek, a 288-unit apartment community in Plainsboro, a northern suburb of Trenton. The property is situated on 34 acres, features one- and two-bedroom units, and offers amenities such as a pool, tennis courts and a fitness center. Robert Falese of Berkadia arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between Verde Capital Corp., Kushner Real Estate Group and Oxford Realty Group, which …

Taco Bell Cantina to Open at The Paramount Building in Times Square

NEW YORK CITY — Taco Bell Cantina, a concept from the fast-food chain that incorporates alcoholic beverage service, will open a new restaurant at The Paramount Building, an 800,000-square-foot tower located in Manhattan’s Times Square. David Firestein and Jenna Heidenberg of SCG Retail represented Taco Bell in the lease negotiations. Ross Berkowitz, Jason Wecker and Andrew Taub of Newmark Knight Frank represented the landlord, Rosemark Management and Levin Management Corp. in conjunction …

JLL Arranges $870M Construction Loan for South Station Redevelopment Project in Boston

BOSTON — JLL has arranged an $870 million construction loan for the first phase of the redevelopment of Boston’s South Station transit hub. Upon completion, the project will ultimately comprise 1.9 million square feet of commercial and residential space. The initial phase will feature a 1.2 million-square-foot, 51-story mixed-use tower rising above the historic transit station, which was built in 1898. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the tower will house approximately 660,000 square …

Equus Completes 182-Unit Madison Lansdale Station Apartments Near Philadelphia

LANSDALE, PA. — Equus Capital Partners, a locally based private equity fund, has completed Madison Lansdale Station, a 182-unit multifamily property in Lansdale, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. The property, which features studio, one- and two-bedroom units, is part of a 6.7-acre mixed-use development located adjacent to Lansdale station on the SEPTA transit line. Additional uses include single-family homes and 15,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities at Madison Lansdale Station, …

Greystar to Develop 126-Unit Apartment Building in Boston’s Back Bay

BOSTON — Charleston, S.C.-based Greystar has acquired land at 212 Stuart St. in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood for the development of a 19-story, 126-unit apartment building that will also feature ground-floor retail space. The property will offer one- and two-bedroom units as well as three-bedroom penthouses ranging in size from 500 to 2,100 square feet. Amenities will include a fitness center, lounge, library and bike storage space. Greystar plans to break ground this month and to …

Citizens Bank Provides $53M Construction Loan for Boston Multifamily Project

BOSTON — Citizens Commercial Banking has provided a $53 million construction loan for 7INK, a 180-unit multifamily project in Boston. The property will be located within Ink Block, a mixed-use development at the former site of The Boston Herald in the city’s South End neighborhood. Floor plans will include fully furnished studios, one-bedroom residences and shared suites. The borrower was Massachusetts-based National

Black Bear Capital Arranges $50.4M in Permanent Financing for Multifamily Portfolio in The Bronx

NEW YORK CITY — Black Bear Capital Partners has arranged $50.4 million in permanent financing for a portfolio of multifamily properties in The Bronx. Morgan Stanley provided the loan, which carries a fixed interest rate of 3.78 percent and 10 years of interest-only payments, to Finkelstein Timberger East Real Estate. The portfolio spans five properties and includes 357 multifamily units and nine commercial spaces. Bryan Manz, Rob Serra and Emil DePasquale of Black Bear arranged the …

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