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Joint Venture to Develop 310,000 SF Life Sciences Facility in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A joint venture between Chicago-based developers Sterling Bay and Harrison Street, as well as New York City-based Botanic Properties, will develop a 310,000-square-foot life sciences facility in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. The 13-story building will be situated on a 33,400-square-foot parcel at 3801 Chestnut St. The facility will house lab space to accommodate cell and gene therapy users. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2023 and to …

Organic Snack Co. to Open $75M Warehouse, Distribution Center in Bedford, Pennsylvania

BEDFORD, PA. — Organic Snack Co., the maker of Kate’s Real Food, has purchased 82 acres in Bedford, located in the southern-central part of the state, with plans to open a new warehouse and distribution center. At full build-out, the facility will span about 750,000 square feet. The investment represents a total capital commitment of $75 million and is expected to add about 500 jobs to the local economy. Dollar Bank provided predevelopment and acquisition financing for the

Equus Capital Partners Acquires 5.4 MSF Industrial Portfolio for $900M

PHILADELPHIA — Equus Capital Partners has acquired a 5.4 million-square-foot industrial portfolio located across the Sun Belt and East Coast. The properties were purchased from Prologis for $900 million, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.The 75-property portfolio primarily comprises multi-tenant, infill, shallow-bay assets located across seven major distribution markets in Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia.[caption id="attachment_310008" …

J.G. Petrucci Buys 107,310 SF Industrial Building in Easton, Pennsylvania

EASTON, PA. — J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc. has purchased a 107,310-square-foot industrial building located at 3 Danforth Drive in the Lehigh Valley city of Easton. The building sits on 10.6 acres and includes 34 loading dock positions and just under an acre of outdoor storage space. J.G. Petrucci is currently renovating the building, which will be available for leasing in July. Kevin Hagenberg of SSH Real Estate brokered the deal. The seller and sales price were not

Post Brothers, Tower Investments Start Construction of $750M Multifamily Project in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A partnership between developer Post Brothers and Tower Investments has started construction of Broad & Washington, a $750 million, multi-phase multifamily project in Philadelphia. Designed by BKV Group, the project will consist of 1,457 apartments, 65,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage.According to the architecture firm, the site consists of two parcels: Parcel A, which spans approximately 1.4 million square feet, and the 318,000-square-foot Parcel B. …

PCCP Provides $500M Loan for Industrial, Life Sciences Redevelopment in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Los Angeles-based PCCP LLC has provided a $500 million loan to fund the redevelopment of the former PES oil refinery in South Philadelphia into a 15 million-square-foot logistics and life sciences campus that will be known as The Bellwether District. The borrower, a joint venture led by Hilco Redevelopment Partners, acquired the 1,300-acre property in 2020 out of bankruptcy. The transformation of the site includes the decommissioning of the refinery and significant demolition …

National Coatings & Supplies Signs 119,537 SF Industrial Lease in Reading, Pennsylvania

READING, PA. — National Coatings & Supplies, a North Carolina-based automotive paint distributor, has signed a 119,537-square-foot industrial lease in Reading. The tenant will occupy space at Building A at Berks 222 Industrial Center, which features a clear height of 32 feet. Joel Kreider, Ed Skonecki and Michael Pietropola of Lee & Associates represented the landlord, locally based developer Endurance Real Estate Group, in the lease negotiations. Ida McMurray of SVN Latus represented …

MultiVersity Housing Partners Buys Two Pittsburgh Multifamily Buildings Totaling 47 Units

PITTSBURGH — MultiVersity Housing Partners has purchased The Revival on Carson Portfolio, which consists of two Pittsburgh multifamily buildings that are known as The Maul and The Nakama and that total 47 units. The buildings include ground-floor retail space. MultiVersity plans to invest in capital improvements to the property through the additions of outdoor kitchens to the rooftop decks, more fitness equipment, a business center and updated lobby features. The seller was not

Blackstone Agrees to Acquire Resource REIT in $3.7B Cash Deal

NEW YORK CITY AND PHILADELPHIA — Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc. (BREIT) has agreed to acquire Resource REIT, a publicly registered, non-traded REIT based in Philadelphia, for $3.7 billion in an all-cash transaction.Under the terms of the deal, BREIT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Resource REIT for $14.75 per share, including the assumption of existing debt. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.Resource REIT’s portfolio …

Berkshire Bank Provides $33.9M Loan for Refinancing of Multifamily Asset in York, Pennsylvania

YORK, PA. — Berkshire Bank has provided a $33.9 million loan for the refinancing of The Oaks and Reserve at Copper Chase, a multifamily property in York. The development consists of the 132-unit Reserve at Copper Chase, which was built in 1983 and renovated in 2019, and the 107-unit Oaks at Copper Chase, which was delivered last year. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, walking trails, playground, clubhouse and a dog park. Drew Fletcher and Paul Fried of Greystone arranged the loan on …




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