WMG Partners Buys Former Department Store in York, Pennsylvania, Plans Self-Storage Conversion

YORK, PA. — WMG Partners, a subsidiary of Miami-based MCSS Self-Storage Development & Investment, has purchased a 126,000-square-foot department store at 2899 Whiteford Road in York. The company plans to convert the shuttered property, which sits on a 7.5-acre site and was previously occupied by Bon-Ton, into a 900-unit self-storage facility that will be managed by Life Storage. Construction is scheduled to begin in

GoldOller Real Estate to Develop 157,000 SF Self-Storage Facility in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — GoldOller Real Estate Investments, a locally based multifamily owner-operator, will develop a $20 million, 157,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Philadelphia. The site of the new five-story, climate-controlled facility is located at 3145 Greys Ferry Road, adjacent to the Schuylkill Expressway in the University City area. The facility will be GoldOller’s second following the development of an 80,000-square-foot property in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. …

J.G. Petrucci, Cabot to Develop 318,440 SF Spec Industrial Project in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania

WIND GAP, PA. — A partnership between locally based developer J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc. and Boston-based Cabot Properties will develop a 318,440-square-foot speculative industrial project in the Lehigh Valley city of Wind Gap. The property will feature a clear height of 36 feet, 39 dock-high loading positions, two drive-in doors, 54 trailer positions and ESFR fire protection. Jon Mikula and John Plower of JLL arranged the partnership between the two firms. A construction timeline was not …

GMH Capital, Wexford Near Completion of 461-Unit Multifamily Project in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — GMH Capital Partners LP, in partnership with Wexford Science & Technology LLC, is nearing completion of ANOVA at uCity Square, a 461-unit multifamily project in Philadelphia’s University City area. The property will include 14,000 square feet of retail space and a 157-space parking garage. Units will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and individual washers and dryers. Amenities will include a pool, indoor …

CenterPoint Acquires 1 MSF Industrial Complex in Lehigh Valley for $201.5M

NORTHAMPTON, PA. — Metro Chicago-based investment firm CenterPoint Properties has acquired a 1 million-square-foot industrial complex located in the Lehigh Valley city of Northampton for $201.5 million. Built in 2020, the property sits on 70 acres at 951 Willowbrook Road and features a clear height of 40 feet, 149 dock doors, 166 trailer parking stalls, 759 car parking spaces and an ESFR sprinkler system. The acquisition marks CenterPoint’s first in the Lehigh Valley. John Plower, Ryan …

WinnCos. Buys Historic Housing Complex in Philadelphia, Plans $23.7M Renovation

PHILADELPHIA — WinnCos., a developer and operator of affordable and market-rate housing, has purchased Carl Mackley Houses, a historic housing complex in Philadelphia, with plans to implement a $23.7 million renovation. The property, which is located on the city’s northeast side and currently houses 184 affordable housing units, originally opened during the Great Depression era. Named for Carl Mackley, a 22-year-old union worker who was shot and killed on March 6, 1930 while supporting a …

University Partners Acquires 755-Bed Student Housing Community Near Pennsylvania State University

STATE COLLEGE, PA. — University Partners has acquired HERE, a 755-bed student housing community located near the Pennsylvania State University campus in State College. The property was built in 2020 and offers one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity. Communal amenities include 30,000 square feet of retail space, private study rooms and a penthouse sky lounge with a kitchen and deck, as well as a spa with a hot tub and

Capitol Seniors Housing Breaks Ground on 87-Unit Project in Evesham Township, New Jersey

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Capitol Seniors Housing has broken ground on Arbor Terrace Marlton, a project in Evesham Township near Philadelphia that will consist of 60 assisted living apartments and 27 memory care units. The 76,500-square-foot community will be located near several major medical facilities and will offer amenities such as a private dining area, theater, bistro, hair salon, lounges and outdoor amenity spaces with artwork and a pond. Meyer Senior Living Studio is designing the …

Black Bear Arranges $11M Acquisition Loan for Multifamily Asset in Willow Street, Pennsylvania

WILLOW STREET, PA. — Black Bear Capital Partners has arranged an $11 million acquisition loan for The Villas at Willow Run, a 72-unit multifamily asset in Willow Street, located roughly midway between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The 12-building property was completed in 2019. Emil DePasquale, Brandon Harris and Phil Bowman of Black Bear Capital Partners arranged the loan, which carried a 3.74 percent fixed interest rate and 10 years of interest-only payments, through Morgan Stanley. The …

NAI Mertz Negotiates 200,000 SF Industrial Lease in Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — NAI Mertz has negotiated a 200,000-square-foot industrial lease in the Port Richmond neighborhood of northeast Philadelphia. The building at 225 Castor Ave. features clear heights of 15 and 16 feet, 14 loading docks and 1,512 square feet of office space. Jonathan Klear and Fred Meyer of NAI Mertz represented the landlord in the lease negotiations. The tenant is Dependable Distribution Services Inc., the largest cocoa bean storage company in North America that also recently …

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