JLL Arranges Acquisition Financing for 359-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Rhode Island

WESTERLY, R.I. — JLL has arranged an undisclosed amount of acquisition financing for Cornerstone Self Storage, a 359-unit facility in the coastal Rhode Island city of Westerly. The property sits on 1.8 acres and offers 48,025 net rentable square feet of climate- and non-climate-controlled space, as well as 28 RV storage spaces. Michael Pagniucci and Henry Schaffer of JLL arranged the five-year, fixed-rate loan through Rhode Island-based Washington Trust Co. on behalf of the borrower, The …

IPA Negotiates $21.6M Sale of Cottage Plaza Retail Center in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has negotiated the $21.6 million sale of Cottage Plaza, an 84,455-square-foot retail center in Pawtucket. Regional grocer Stop & Shop anchors the property, which was built on 14.6 acres between 2004 and 2005. Jim Koury, Dean Zang and David Crotts of IPA represented the undisclosed seller and procured the buyer, AAG Management Inc., in the

Berkadia Provides $16.7M HUD-Insured Loan for Rhode Island Apartment Community

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Berkadia has provided a $16.7 million HUD-insured loan for the refinancing of 1 Lofts, a 112-unit apartment community in Pawtucket. The property was originally built in 1920 and was converted to a loft-style complex with a variety of floor plans in 2018. Amenities include a game room, tennis court, basketball court, picnic area and onsite laundry facilities. Kevin Kozminske and Yuri Kletsman of Berkadia structured the financing, which carried a 35-year term and a fixed …

Dacon Completes 25,000 SF Office Headquarters Project in Cranston, Rhode Island

CRANSTON, R.I. — Massachusetts-based design-build firm Dacon has completed construction of a 25,000-square-foot office headquarters space for insurance brokerage firm Hilb Group in Cranston. Spanning two floors, the layout includes an open office work environment, entrance lobby, conference space, training room, restrooms and a café. The tenant is looking to consolidate its four Rhode Island offices into one regional hub for some 130 employees at this location, which is situated within …

CVS Reports $69.5B in Fourth-Quarter Revenue, Beats Analysts’ Expectations

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) reported fourth-quarter revenue of $69.5 billion, exceeding the $68.7 billion projected by analysts, as the Rhode Island-based drugstore and pharmacy expanded its COVID-19 testing and vaccination services. CVS also reported quarterly net income of $975 million, down from $1.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019. In addressing the earnings report, CEO Karen Lynch said that the company expects to roll out a wider range of healthcare services in …

Newmark Brokers $18.7M Sale of Medical Office Building in East Greenwich, Rhode Island

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. — Newmark has brokered the $18.7 million sale of Lifespan Ambulatory Care Center, a 48,307-square-foot medical office building located at 1454 S. County Trail in East Greenwich. Robert Griffin, Frank Nelson, Michael Greeley and Dominick Romano of Newmark, along with Matthew Fair of Hayes & Sherry, represented the seller, Albany Road Real Estate Partners, in the transaction. The team also procured the buyer, a partnership between Anchor Health Properties and The …

CVS Reports 3.5 Percent Revenue Growth in Third Quarter, Expands Healthcare Services

WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND — CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) reported $67.1 billion in revenue for the third quarter, a 3.5 percent increase from that same period a year ago. The company cited the expansion of its healthcare services, particularly its doubling of its COVID-19 testing sites to more than 4,000 pharmacy locations nationwide, as a key driver of growth. According to CNBC, CVS surpassed analysts’ expectations of $66.6 billion in quarterly revenue, prompting the Woonsocket, Rhode …

Phoenix Investors Acquires 660,000 SF Industrial Property in Central Falls, Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — An affiliate of Milwaukee-based Phoenix Investors has acquired a 660,000-square-foot industrial property in Central Falls. The 12-acre property was originally built as a textile mill in 1900 and most recently served as a manufacturing plant for the seller, LEDVANCE, a provider of lighting fixtures. The new ownership will implement a capital improvement program that will include demolition of portions of the plant and expects to begin leasing space in late

CVS to Hire 15,000 Employees in Anticipation of Greater COVID-19, Flu Cases

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS (NYSE: CVS) intends to hire 15,000 new employees during the fourth quarter in anticipation of communities seeing greater incidences of COVID-19 and the flu during the upcoming winter months. More than 10,000 of these positions are for full- and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians, some of which will be offered on temporary bases with the possibility of becoming permanent. Rhode Island-based CVS is also recruiting qualified candidates to work as pharmacists, nurses, …

Cornish, Nordblom, Boston Andes Open $54M Nightingale Apartments in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A development team consisting of Cornish Associates, New England-area developer Nordblom Co. and Boston Andes Capital LLC has opened Nightingale Apartments, a $54 million multifamily community in downtown Providence. The property features 143 units in studio, one- and two-bedroom formats and ranging in size from 500 to 1,200 square feet and 11,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities include a fitness center, coworking space, resident lounge and an elevated …

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