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OneFive Capital Acquires Modular Housing Community in Philadelphia for $88M

PHILADELPHIA — Locally based investment firm OneFive Capital has acquired Next LVL, a 281-unit modular housing community in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, for $88 million. The seven-story building includes 7,391 square feet of commercial space and 54 underground parking spots. Ken Wellar, Douglas Sitt, Mark Duszak and Corey Lonberger of Rittenhouse Realty Advisors represented the seller and developer, Philadelphia-based Alterra Property Group, in the transaction. The …

Aeroterm to Develop Cargo Facility at Pittsburgh International Airport

PITTSBURGH — Aeroterm, a division of global logistics operator Realterm, will enter into a 30-year ground lease with the Allegheny County Airport Authority to develop a cargo facility at Pittsburgh International Airport. The facility will be situated on an 8.8-acre site and will span between 140,000 and 170,000 square feet. Completion is slated for the second quarter of 2023. More than 250 million pounds of freight passed through the airport in 2021, a 30 percent increase in volume from 2020, …

Starkman Realty Negotiates Sale of 53-Unit Affordable Housing Property in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

ARDMORE, PA. — Locally based brokerage firm Starkman Realty Group has negotiated the sale of Greenfield Commons, a 53-unit affordable housing property located in the eastern Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore. The property was built in 2006. Starkman Realty represented the locally based seller, Canus Development, as well as the undisclosed buyer, in the

First National Realty Acquires 216,000 SF Dauphin Plaza Shopping Center in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, PA. — New Jersey-based investment firm First National Realty Partners has acquired Dauphin Plaza, a 216,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center in Harrisburg. Grocer Price Rite has served as the anchor tenant since 2006 and currently operates a 33,500-square-foot store. Other tenants include Big Lots, Ashley Furniture, Crunch Fitness, Dollar General, Waffle House, Subway, Weight Watchers and H&R Block. James Galbally, Chris Munley and Colin Behr of JLL represented the …

JLL Arranges $22M Acquisition Loan for Philadelphia-Area Light Industrial Portfolio

PHILADELPHIA — JLL has arranged a $22 million acquisition loan for a portfolio of six light industrial properties totaling 251,922 square feet in the Philadelphia area. Specifically, the properties are located in Pennsauken, Moorestown and Marlton, N.J., and Boothwyn and Reading, Pa. The properties are primarily leased to electronics manufacturer Syscom Tech and industrial machinery provider Flowserve Corp. Steven Klein, Michael Klein and Ryan Carroll of JLL arranged the nonrecourse loan …

Tishman Speyer to Undertake 178-Acre Mixed-Use Redevelopment in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — New York City-based developer Tishman Speyer will undertake a project to redevelop a 178-acre former steel mill site in Pittsburgh into a mixed-use destination that will be branded Hazelwood Green. Tishman Speyer will redevelop the site in partnership with a joint venture between the Richard King Mellon Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. Preliminary plans call for millions of square feet of residential and commercial development to be …

Philadelphia’s Emergence as Life Sciences Hub Creates Mad Dash For Lab Space

By: Jamie Rash, Regional Director, Keystone Development + InvestmentTalk about a spark.When Spark Therapeutics announced plans at the end of last year to develop a $575 million gene therapy manufacturing plant in Philadelphia, it ignited the city’s evolution into a destination for the largest, most innovative life sciences firms in the world.Over $1 billion in venture capital (VC) investment is pouring into more than 50 Philadelphia life sciences companies that employ some 20,000 …

Hodges Ward Elliott Arranges Sale of 119-Room Hotel in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Hodges Ward Elliott (HWE), an Atlanta-based hospitality brokerage firm, has arranged the sale of the 119-room Home2 Suites Pittsburgh McCandless hotel. Built in 2013, Home2 Suites Pittsburgh McCandless offers an indoor pool, fitness center, business center and complimentary breakfast. The property was sold as part of the disposition of a portfolio of three hotels totaling 376 rooms, with the other two assets being located in Portland and Eugene, Ore. Syracuse-based Widewaters …

Scope Capital Arranges $17.7M Construction Loan for Philadelphia Multifamily Project

PHILADELPHIA — Locally based financial intermediary Scope Capital Group has arranged a $17.7 million construction loan for Box Factory Lofts, a 63-unit multifamily project that will be located in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. Designed by SITIO Architecture + Urbanism, Box Factory Lofts will house studio, one- and two-bedroom units, as well as 1,100 square feet of commercial space. Construction is slated for a mid-2023 completion. Edward Brown of Scope Capital Group arranged the …

iBorrow Provides $52M Loan for Refinancing of Philadelphia Student Housing Property

PHILADELPHIA — iBorrow, a commercial bridge and direct lender, has provided a $52 million loan for the refinancing of The Edge Student Village, a 798-bed student housing property that serves students at Temple University in Philadelphia. Completed in 2006, the 12-story building’s units feature several different floor plans, and its amenities include a fitness center, community kitchen, lounge areas and study spaces. The undisclosed borrower plans to use a portion of the proceeds to fund …




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