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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" …

Pharmaceutical Supplier Signs 32,025 SF Flex Lease in Smithfield, Rhode Island

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — High Purity New England Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of products for the pharmaceutical industry, has signed a 32,025-square-foot flex lease at Smithfield Office Center, about 15 miles northwest of Providence. Dan Cregan of CBRE represented High Purity New England in the lease negotiations. Alden Anderson, also of CBRE, represented the landlord, Thurber Properties LLC. Smithfield Office Center is a 38-acre, 180,000-square-foot campus located off Route 7 at the …

Sweeney Real Estate Orchestrates $1M Sale of Industrial Facility in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sweeney Real Estate has arranged the $1 million sale of an industrial facility in Providence. Located at 382-420 and 780 Harris Ave., the 21,649-square-foot property is located on nearly one acre. Thomas Sweeney, of Sweeney Real Estate represented the buyer, Partial Research Group LLC, in the transaction. Jim DeRentis of Residential Properties represented the seller, Bone House

CBRE Brokers $6.9M Sale of Industrial Facility in Rhode Island

CRANSTON, R.I. — CBRE has brokered the $6.9 million sale of a 234,600-square-foot industrial facility in Cranston. Located at 2700 Plainfield Pike, the property consists of 225,000 square feet of distribution space. The facility also includes a 9,600-square-foot truck maintenance facility with fueling area. Gerald Lavallee of CBRE represented the seller, First Bank and Trust Company of Illinois, in the transaction. The buyer was Equity Industrial Partners, which plans to update the facility …

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges Sale of 371-Unit Seniors Housing Portfolio in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets has arranged the sale of three senior communities in metro Providence. An institutional investor sold the 371-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care portfolio for an undisclosed price. The buyer was Capital Health Group, a Baltimore-based investor seeking value-add opportunities in the area. Milestone Retirement Communities LLC, an affiliate of Capital Health Group, will take over operations at …

CBRE Negotiates $4.3M Sale of Industrial Facility in Rhode Island

WARREN, R.I. — CBRE has negotiated the sale of a 64,294-square-foot industrial facility in Warren. Located within the Warren Industrial Park at 15 New Industrial Road, the facility is set on more than 11 acres of land. The facility was most recently occupied by FedEx. Daniel Cregan and Thomas Barry of CBRE represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. The buyer was Mussuchuck Properties

Talonvest Arranges $17.4M Acquisition Loan for Self-Storage Portfolio in Rhode Island

Rhode Island — Talonvest has arranged a $17.4 million acquisition loan for a self-storage portfolio in Rhode Island. The three properties consist of 1,416 storage units across 177,575 square feet. Erich Pryor, Jim Davies, Tom Sherlock, and Terra Hendrich of Talonvest represented the borrower, Rosewood Property Co. in the transaction. The lender was a national bank. Terms of the financing included a 10-year, fixed-rate loan with interest-only payments for the full loan term. The three metro …

HFF Brokers Sale of 101-Room Hampton Inn & Suites in Rhode Island

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — HFF has brokered the sale of the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Smithfield, a 101-room hotel in Smithfield. The sales price was undisclosed. Located at 945 Douglas Pike, the four-story hotel features 22 suites. Amenities include an indoor heated pool, fitness center and guest laundry facilities. Daniel C. Peek, Denny Meikleham, Alan Suzuki, KC Patel, Matthew Enright and James Koury of HFF represented the institutional seller in the transaction. The buyer was Excel …

Excel Group Acquires Three-Hotel Portfolio in New York, Rhode Island and Virginia

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y., SMITHFIELD, R.I., AND HERNDON, VA. — Washington D.C.-based real estate investment firm Excel Group has acquired three hotel properties in New York, Rhode Island and Virginia. The price and seller were not disclosed. The properties are the 161-room Hampton Inn Long Island Brookhaven in Farmingville; the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites Providence-Smithfield in Smithfield; and the 151-room Hyatt Place Dulles Herndon-East

NKF Arranges $71M Sale of Office Building in Providence, Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — NKF has arranged the $71 million sale of a 202,096-square-foot office building in downtown Providence. Located at 10 Memorial Boulevard, the 10-story property is currently 97 percent leased to a tenant roster that includes IGT, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, The Capital Grille and Rockland Trust. Edward Maher, Matthew Pullen, James Tribble and Samantha Hallowell of NKF’s Boston Capital Markets team represented the seller, RJ Kelly Co., in the transaction. The buyer …

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