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Edgewood Group Acquires 42-Unit Multifamily Property in North Providence, Rhode Island

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Edgewood Group has acquired Smithfield Manor, a 42-unit multifamily property in North Providence, for $3.1 million. The community has since been rebranded as The Belmore and is located in close proximity to Providence College, Rhode Island College, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and downtown Providence. Edgewood plans to renovate the property, which was built in 1968, with interior and exterior upgrades as well as new signage and landscaping. The seller was

CBRE Brokers $20.4M Sale of Multifamily Property in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — CBRE has brokered the $20.4 million sale of Bay View Estates, a 130-unit multifamily community in Portsmouth, located approximately 20 miles southeast of Providence. Bay View Estates comprises 72 apartments in a single eight-story high-rise building, 35 apartments in a garden building and 23 direct-access units in a terrace building. Floor plans include a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats with an average size of 743 square feet per unit. Amenities include a …

Marcus & Millichap Arranges Sale of 458-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of RI Self Storage, a 458-unit facility in Central Falls, a northern suburb of Providence. Located at 817 Dexter St., the facility comprises 316 climate-controlled units, 142 non-climate-controlled units and three office and warehouse spaces totaling 37,826 net rentable square feet. Nathan Coe, Brett Hatcher and Gabriel Coe of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, an undisclosed private investor. Nathan Coe and …

Gotham Greens Opens 100,000 SF Greenhouse in Providence, Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brooklyn-based agricultural company Gotham Greens has opened a 100,000-square-foot greenhouse in Providence. The project is located along the Woonasquatucket River, at the site of a former General Electric lighting factory. The new urban farm will provide fresh produce to local restaurants and grocery stores, including Whole Foods Market, and will host educational programming about sustainable agriculture. Gotham Greens expects to create approximately 60 full-time jobs in …

Fortuitous Partners Plans $400M Sports-Anchored Project in Rhode Island

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Fortuitous Partners has unveiled plans for Tidewater Landing, a $400 million mixed-use development along Pawtucket’s waterfront. The project will include office, residential and hotel space, as well as a 7,500-seat soccer stadium and sports complex for a future United Soccer League (USL) team. Fortuitous Partners will fund the project, while public investment from both the city and state will primarily focus on infrastructure and other non-stadium components of the …

CVS to Close 22 Stores in 2020

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) plans to close 22 underperforming drugstores during the first quarter of 2020. In its third quarter results of 2019, the Rhode Island-based drugstore giant reported a 36.5 percent increase in revenue from $47.3 billion in 2018 to $64.8 this year. During 2018, CVS closed 46 underperforming stores and acquired health insurance and Medicare company Aetna (NYSE: AET) for approximately $70 billion. The integrated companies moved forward with major asset …

JLL Arranges $55.7M Sale of Shopping Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island

LINCOLN, R.I. — JLL’s Retail Capital Markets team has arranged the sale of the Lincoln Commons shopping center in Lincoln for $55.7 million. The 578,000-square-foot property is located at the I-295 and Route 146 intersection, close to downtown Providence. Tenants include Stop & Shop, Target, Marshalls and Homegoods. The buyer was Acadia Realty Trust. The seller was not

Northeast Private Client Group Brokers $7.3M Sale of Rhode Island Apartments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Northeast Private Client Group (NPCG) has brokered the $7.3 million sale of Ambassador Apartments, a residential building in Providence that consists of 33 apartments and three single-family homes. The property is located near Brown University as well as the shops and restaurants of nearby Thayer Street. Tim McGeary of NPCG represented the seller, DiPrete Realty Investment, and procured the buyer, S.M.H. Grandview, both of which are based in Rhode Island. The deal closed at …

GMH, Wexford Open 270-Bed Student Housing Property in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A partnership between GMH Capital Partners LP and Wexford Science & Technology LLC has opened River House, a 270-bed student housing community in downtown Providence. The property’s 174 units come fully furnished and will serve students attending Brown University, the University of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island School of Design, among others. Communal amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, rooftop lounge with outdoor grilling stations and a kitchen bar, a …

Rhode Island — The Land of Hotels, Schools and Medical Properties

Thus far in 2019, much of the growth and development in Rhode Island has been focused on downtown Providence. Much of this has to do with the colleges and hospitals, as well as the residential component in general. But Rhode Island continues to develop hotels, especially in downtown, due in part simply to having a vibrant, in-demand city. Officials want to create the ability for Providence to compete for and attract top-tier conventions. [caption id="attachment_228950" align="alignright" …

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