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Hunt Real Estate Capital: Growth Opportunities and Concerns in 2020

   Chad Thomas Hagwood of Hunt Real Estate Capital discusses growth opportunities in 2020 and the different drivers that make for a positive atmosphere, especially in secondary and tertiary markets around the country. Previously overlooked areas offer more opportunity to develop and less competition. Many secondary and tertiary markets are seeing corporate growth and increasing populations, which is driving more demand for multifamily housing. Limits on development include …

Urban Edge Properties Acquires Two Mixed-Use Buildings in Brooklyn for $165M

NEW YORK CITY — Urban Edge Properties, a New York City-based REIT, has acquired Kingswood Center and Kingswood Crossing, a pair of adjacent mixed-use buildings in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, for $165 million. The two buildings comprise a total of approximately 335,000 square feet, including 134,000 square feet of Class A office space and 106,000 square feet of retail space. The properties also include 60,000 square feet of space available for office or residential development and …

The Flynn Co. Brokers $12.2M Sale of Five-Building Industrial Portfolio in Pennsylvania

HOLMES AND BROOMALL, PA. — The Flynn Co. has brokered the $12.2 million sale of a five-building industrial portfolio in Pennsylvania. Velocity Venture Partners, a Philadelphia-based industrial developer, acquired the properties, which are all located in Delaware County, directly southwest of Philadelphia. Four of the buildings are situated within the Ridley Business Center at 500 Pine St. in Holmes. The other building is located at 620 Parkway in Broomhall. All of the buildings were fully …

APCW Negotiates 10,000 SF Office Lease in West Haven, Connecticut

WEST HAVEN, CONN. — Arnold Peck’s Commercial World (APCW) has negotiated a 10,000-square-foot office lease in West Haven, a southwestern suburb of New Haven. Healthcare provider Cornell Scott Hill Health Center will occupy the freestanding building located at 410 Campbell Ave. on a 10-year lease. Mark Glassman of APCW represented Cornell Scott in the lease negotiations. Joel Nessno of Press/Cuozzo Commercial Services represented the landlord, Plimpton

Tri State Commercial Secures 3,600 SF Office Lease in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Tri State Commercial has secured a 3,600-square-foot office lease in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Home care company Care Skills Home will occupy space on the third floor of an office building located at 1125 Fulton St. on a five-year lease beginning in March. Avi Akiva led a Tri State team that represented Care Skills Home in the lease negotiations. Akiva also represented the landlord, The Bawabeh

Rock and Roll Daycare Signs 3,500 SF Retail Lease in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Montessori-inspired school Rock and Roll Daycare has signed a 3,500-square-foot retail lease in Cambridge. The school will be located in the retail space at The Rand, a 19-unit condominium adjacent to the Porter Square MBTA Red Line station at 1975 Massachusetts Ave. The school will provide high-end childcare to infant, toddler and preschool-aged children with a music-focused curriculum. Urban Spaces LLC completed The Rand using modular construction in 2017 and Prellwitz …

Boston Life Sciences Market Shows No Sign of Slowing in 2020

At this point, it sounds like the movie “Groundhog Day,” but 2019 was another impressive year of growth and success for the greater Boston life sciences real estate market — and that growth shows no signs of subsiding any time soon. Duncan Gratton, Cushman & Wakefield Strong levels of venture capital investment, big pharmaceutical partnerships and merger and acquisition activity continued to fuel unprecedented demand for life sciences space, not only in and around …

SL Green Realty to Sell West Manhattan Mixed-Use Tower, Adjacent Development Site for $446.5M

NEW YORK CITY — SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) has entered into a contract to sell a 36-story mixed-use tower and an adjacent undeveloped parcel in Manhattan for $446.5 million. An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) is the buying entity for the 492,987-square-foot building at 315 W. 33rd St. on the borough’s west side. Also known as The Olivia, the mixed-use tower features 333 residential units and 270,132 square feet of commercial space. The residential portion is …

Rittenhouse Sells Student Housing Portfolio in Philadelphia for $23.7M

PHILADELPHIA — Rittenhouse Realty Advisors has sold a nine-property student housing portfolio near Temple University in North Philadelphia for $23.7 million. The portfolio comprises 92 units totaling 253 beds. All of the properties in the portfolio were constructed within the last five years, and the majority are two- or three-bedroom units. At the time of sale, the portfolio was 100 percent occupied for the 2019 to 2020 school year. The buyer was

Barone Completes 89,024 SF Spec Industrial Project in Queens

NEW YORK CITY — Barone Management has completed development of The Woodworks, an 89,024-square-foot industrial property in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. The Woodworks is comprised of 44,950 square feet of office space and 44,391 square feet of warehouse space with 21-foot ceilings. The location offers convenient access to Long Island Expressway and Interstate 278. The property was constructed on a speculative basis and can be leased by one or multiple tenants. Cushman & …

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