Vitus Underway on 82-Unit Affordable Housing Redevelopment in Boston

BOSTON — Vitus, a national owner and builder of affordable housing, is underway on the redevelopment of Fort Hill Gardens and Esperanza Trust, two communities totaling 82 units in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Vitus expects to invest about $100,000 per unit, with construction expected to be complete this winter. The kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms will all be upgraded with fresh paint and new doors and windows. Both properties will also receive exterior improvements such as new …

MassHousing Provides $30.3M in Loans for Refinancing, Renovation of Boston Apartments

BOSTON — MassHousing, an independent public agency that funds affordable housing projects in Massachusetts, has provided a $30.3 million in loans for the refinancing, renovation and preservation of affordability of Newcastle Saranac in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The borrower, a partnership between Fenway Community Development Corp. and Schochet Cos., acquired the property in 2018 when its 97 affordable housing units were at risk of being converted to market-rate residences. The …

Rhino Capital Buys 200,000 SF Data Center in Southern Massachusetts

FALL RIVER, MASS. — Boston-based investment firm Rhino Capital Advisors has purchased a 200,000-square-foot data center located in the southern Massachusetts city of Fall River. Rhino Capital is acquiring the center in a sale-leaseback deal in which the seller has committed to a new 10-year lease at the newly built property. Brett Paulsrud and Madeline Joyce of JLL arranged a $10.3 million acquisition loan through Cambridge Savings Bank on behalf of the new

Stubblebine Arranges $4.2M Sale of Industrial Portfolio in Stoughton, Massachusetts

STOUGHTON, MASS. — Stubblebine Co., a locally based brokerage firm and member of CORFAC International, has arranged the $4.2 million sale of a 78,000-square-foot industrial portfolio in the southern Boston suburb of Stoughton. The portfolio consists of three buildings that are primarily leased to Peak Party Rentals. David Stubblebine, James Stubblebine and David Skinner represented the buyer, Tosca Drive LLC, in the transaction. Mark Donahue of Donahue Associates represented the

MGM Reopens Casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, at 25 Percent Capacity

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has reopened its casino in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield at 25 percent of its original capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 13, there were 112,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state of Massachusetts and 8,330 deaths. At this time, the resort’s 240-room hotel and spa remain closed, limiting the amenity options for guests to the 125,000-square-foot casino and three of the property’s food and …

Investcorp Sells 1.8 MSF Industrial Portfolio in Boston, Chicago for $200M

BOSTON AND CHICAGO — Investcorp, a global private equity firm based in Bahrain, has sold a 1.8 million-square-foot portfolio of industrial buildings located in the Boston and Chicago areas for $200 million. The Boston component of the portfolio includes a warehouse, distribution center and flex building totaling roughly 1.1 million square feet. The Chicago component features three cold storage properties totaling approximately 700,000 square feet. Investcorp initially acquired the portfolio, …

CBRE Arranges Sale of Two Multifamily Assets in Springfield, Massachusetts, for $76M

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. — CBRE has arranged the sale of Pynchon Terrace and Edgewater Apartments, a pair of multifamily assets in Springfield, Massachusetts, for $76 million. Pynchon Terrace was built in 1971, renovated in 2006 and totals 250 units in three- and four-bedroom floor plans. Edgewater Apartments was constructed in the mid-1970s, renovated in 2006 and features 362 units that comprise a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom townhomes. Simon Butler, Biria St. …

MassHousing Provides $22.6M in Financing for Affordable Housing Project in Metro Boston

MATTAPAN, MASS. — MassHousing, an independent public agency that funds affordable housing projects in Massachusetts, has provided $22.6 million in financing for the construction of Cote Village. The affordable housing project is located in Mattapan on the southern outskirts of Boston. The project involves the redevelopment of a vacant structure into a 76-unit mixed-income residential building with one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The borrower and developer is a partnership between the …

CIM Group Tops Out 235,000 SF Office Building in Boston’s South End

BOSTON — Los Angeles-based CIM Group, in partnership with local developer Nordblom Co., has topped out 321 Harrison, a 235,000-square-foot office building located in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The eight-story building is being constructed above a three-story parking garage that also serves the development team’s neighboring 11-story building at 1000 Washington St. The two office buildings will share amenities such as a fitness center, café, bike storage space and lounge areas. …

Callahan Construction Completes 220-Unit The Cove Apartments in Hingham, Massachusetts

HINGHAM, MASS. — General contractor Callahan Construction Managers has completed The Cove, a 220-unit apartment project in Hingham, a southern suburb of Boston. Units feature kitchen islands with breakfast bars, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances and tile backsplashes, as well as balconies and gas fireplaces in select units. Communal amenities include a media lounge, a clubroom with beer and wine taps, rooftop lounge with a bar and fireplace, fitness center with a yoga studio, two …

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