BERLIN, VT. — Heidenberg Properties has completed the redevelopment of Berlin Mall, located just south of the Vermont state capital, into a mixed-use development and signed two new tenants to leases totaling roughly 60,000 square feet. The redevelopment began last year with the opening of Chestnut Place, a 98-unit seniors housing complex. Five Below opened a store at the property in February, and Hobby Lobby backfilled the former J.C. Penney anchor space in April. Heidenberg has also obtained approval for the addition of 30 residential units as well as a standalone, drive-thru Starbucks, and rebranded the property as Central Vermont Marketplace.
STOWE, VT. — Chicago-based investment firm Waterton has acquired Town & Country Stowe, a 54-room hotel located near Burlington in upstate Vermont. The site spans 10 acres and is adjacent to Cady Hill Forest. Waterton plans to update the guestrooms and outdoor common areas and add a mix of lofted barn suites and cabins. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. Waterton has tapped Springboard Hospitality to manage the property. f Dave McElroy and Scott Hutchinson of CBRE brokered the deal.
BETHESDA, MD. — Walker & Dunlop has provided a $46 million HUD-insured loan for the refinancing of a portfolio of four assisted living facilities totaling 244 beds that are located throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Woodstock Terrace and Valley Terrace respectively comprise 42 and 61 beds and are located in Woodstock and White River Junction, Vt. Wheelock Terrace and Windham Terrace respectively total 70 and 71 beds and are located in Hanover and Windham, N.H. Frank Cassidy of Walker & Dunlop originated the financing through HUD’s 232/223(f) program on behalf of the locally based borrower, Terrace Communities.
BURLINGTON, VT. — Metro Boston-based mortgage banking firm Fantini & Gorga has arranged a $12 million loan for the refinancing of Gateway Square, a two-building office complex in Burlington, located in northwestern Vermont. The buildings are located at 30 and 40 Main St. and were both completed in 1999. Wayne Clough and Colin Monahan of Fantini & Gorga placed the loan with a regional bank on behalf of the borrower, Investors Corp. of Vermont Properties.
BENNINGTON, VT. — CBRE has arranged a $10 million sale-leaseback of a 20,219-square-foot car dealership in Bennington, located near the Vermont-Massachusetts border. Legacy Automotive Capital acquired the site, which was constructed in 2018, and will continue to lease it to Lundgren Subaru of Bennington. Karly Iacono of CBRE represented the seller and procured the buyer in the transaction.
STRATTON, VT. — Big V Property Group, a retail investment firm with five offices across the country, has acquired The Village at Stratton, a 47,837-square-foot retail village in the Vermont ski resort town of Stratton. The Village at Stratton was fully leased at the time of sale to a roster of 20 tenants. Big V acquired the property as part of a portfolio sale that included The Village at Snowshoe in West Virginia and The Village at Copper Mountain in Colorado. The seller was not disclosed.
BRATTLEBORO, VT. — FoxRock, a commercial investment firm based in Boston’s South Shore area, has acquired a 165,611-square-foot industrial facility located in the southern Vermont city of Brattleboro. The site at 90 Technology Drive spans 48.5 acres and is situated roughly a mile from Interstate 91. At the time of sale, the facility was fully leased to two tenants: New Chapter, a vitamin- and supplement-focused subsidiary of Proctor & Gamble; and UNFI, a wholesale grocery distributor. The seller and sales price were not disclosed.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. — A partnership between Taconic Capital Advisors and Eastern Real Estate has acquired University Mall in South Burlington, a city in northwest Vermont. The 617,000-square-foot property is the largest mall in the state. A CMBS trust sold the asset for $60 million. The new owners say they are exploring a range of plans to reenergize the shopping center, which is located less than one mile from the University of Vermont, The University of Vermont Medical Center and Burlington International Airport. With more than 50 local and national shops and restaurants, the mall is 95 percent occupied and draws an estimated 3.9 million annual visitors, according to the buyers. University Mall is home to an 85,500-square-foot JC Penney, an 86,000-square-foot Kohl’s, a 48,000-square-foot Hannaford Brothers and a 60,000-square-foot Target, which is the only Target store in Vermont. “The property has been a gathering place for decades, and our commitment is to build on its success as a vital retail and economic asset for Vermont,” says Alex Fleming, director with Taconic. Andrew Hayes, director with Eastern, will oversee the planning, leasing strategy and overall repositioning of the mall. Local firm KeyPoint Partners, led by Heather Tremblay, will maintain its …
BURLINGTON, VT. — Nedde Real Estate has begun work on a 96,000-square-foot office and multifamily redevelopment project in Burlington, approximately 40 miles northwest of Montpelier. Project costs are estimated to be roughly $20 million. The locally based developer will convert the People’s United Bank Building, located at 77 Pine St., into a property with 43,000 square feet of office and bank space and 50 apartments. People’s United Bank currently uses the office space as its headquarters. The apartments will offer loft, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. The project is slated for completion in summer 2021.
BRATTLEBORO, VT. — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) and M&S Development have revealed development plans for a proposed $30 million art gallery and museum in Brattleboro, located in southern Vermont. The 55,000-square-foot building will feature art galleries, classrooms, a café and 24 apartment units. Boston-based Schwartz/Silver Architects is designing the project in collaboration with local architect Stevens & Associates. BMAC is currently raising funds for the project, and the timeline of construction was undisclosed.