Downtown Philly Retailers, Restaurants Wait Out Delta Variant

By Taylor Williams Relative to a year ago, life is much better right now for many retailers and restaurants in Philadelphia’s Center City district, but the recent surge of transmission of the Delta variant is keeping a key ingredient of the demand recipe at bay: office users. According to CBRE’s second-quarter report on the Philadelphia office market, the most current data available at the time of this writing, the marketwide vacancy rate was 18.9 percent at the end of that period. …

EDC to Build 700-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Philadelphia’s East Falls Neighborhood

PHILADELPHIA — Richmond, Va.-based general contractor EDC will build a 700-unit self-storage facility in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood. The developer is a local entity doing business as 4002-22 Ridge Ave. Acquisition LLC. The facility will rise five stories and span 103,000 square feet of net rentable space. A groundbreaking date has not yet been determined, but construction is expected to be complete in late

CBRE Arranges $8M Sale of Student Housing Complex Serving Temple University in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — CBRE has arranged the $8 million sale of N15, a 75-bed student housing complex serving Temple University in Philadelphia. Built in 2012, the 36-unit, four-story building was 99 percent occupied at the time of sale. Adrian Sam and Spencer Yablon of CBRE represented the seller, North Broad Living, in the transaction. The buyer was an undisclosed private

JLL Negotiates $44.8M Sale of Grocery-Anchored Power Center in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

SELINSGROVE, PA. — JLL has negotiated the $44.8 million sale of Monroe Marketplace, a 372,794-square-foot retail power center in Selinsgrove, about 170 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Giant Food Stores anchors the property, and other soft goods retailers include T.J. Maxx, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, Ross Dress for Less, Michaels, Old Navy, PetSmart and Ulta Beauty. Restaurant users include Longhorn Steakhouse and Buffalo Wild Wings. Christopher Munley, Jim Galbally and Colin Behr of …

Erickson Completes Expansion of Assisted Living Facility in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

GLEN MILLS, PA. — Erickson Senior Living has completed Evergreen Pointe, an expansion at Maris Grove, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the western Philadelphia suburb of Glen Mills. The project, which is part of a multi-year plan to grow and renovate the CCRC, added a 76,000-square-foot assisted living building to the property. In addition to its continuing care neighborhood, Maris Grove has three independent living neighborhoods, with more than 1,200 independent living …

RIDC Partners with Pennsylvania’s Armstrong County to Develop Northpointe Industrial Park

WEST MAHONING TOWNSHIP, PA. — Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) has partnered with the industrial development council of Armstrong County, located outside of Pittsburgh, to bring vertical development to Northpointe Industrial Park. The site spans more than 800 acres and is located adjacent to the Allegheny Expressway. Northpointe Industrial Park’s 115 shovel-ready acres can accommodate more than 500,000 square feet of new development. A construction …

Compass Inc. Signs 17,239 SF Office Lease at 1430 Walnut St. in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Real estate technology firm Compass Inc. has signed a 17,239-square-foot office lease at 1430 Walnut St. in Philadelphia. Built in 2015, the property also houses tenants such as The Cheesecake Factory and Verizon Innovation Center. Craig Scheuerle and Matthew Guerrieri of Newmark represented the landlord and developer, Midwood Investment & Development, in the lease negotiations. Joshua Meltzer and Jay Joyce of Savills Inc. represented the

Novaya Foxfield Industrial Buys Philadelphia Facility for $8.5M

PHILADELPHIA — Novaya Foxfield Industrial, the Mid-Atlantic investment arm of Novaya Real Estate Ventures and Foxfield Ventures, has purchased a 360,800-square-foot industrial facility in Philadelphia for $8.5 million. Novaya Foxfield purchased the nine-building complex from metals processor and recycler Thalheimer Brothers LLC, which will retain occupancy of the space via a 20-year sale-leaseback agreement. Steve Marzullo, Adam Silverman, Bruce Westwood-Booth and Kyle Sals of CBRE brokered …

Aspen Heights Breaks Ground on 651-Bed Multifamily Project in State College, Pennsylvania

STATE COLLEGE, PA. — Aspen Heights Partners, an Austin-based developer of apartment and student housing communities, has broken ground on Aspen East Penn, a 651-bed multifamily project in State College, home of Penn State University. The two-building property will be located less than a mile from campus and will house 24,299 square feet of ground-floor retail space. In addition, Aspen East Penn will feature one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bed floor plans across its 262 units, 28 of which …

Select Properties Begins Work on $40M Mixed-Use Project in Souderton, Pennsylvania

SOUDERTON, PA. — Locally based developer Select Properties Inc. has begun construction on Towne Gate Commons, a $40 million mixed-use project in Souderton, about 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Located at the site of the former Souderton Area High School, Towne Gate Commons will include 66 new three-bedroom townhomes with private balconies and two-car garages. The new residences will add to the 74 townhomes that were completed and leased in 2019 under the first phase of the project. Towne …

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