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.
VERMONT — Carnegie Capital, a financial intermediary based in Austin, Texas, has arranged a $29 million loan for the refinancing of a seniors housing community in Vermont. The Class A property, the name of which was not disclosed, includes 80 units and offers assisted living and memory care services. The one-year, interest-only loan will be used to refinance existing construction debt. The borrower was also undisclosed.
STOWE, VT. — Real estate investment, development and management firm AWH Partners has acquired the Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe. The sales price was undisclosed. Set on 100 acres of woodland and the foot of Mount Mansfield, Topnotch Resort includes 68 guestrooms, a 35,000-square-foot spa and two full-service restaurants. The resort also features four indoor and six outdoor tennis courts as well as a whirlpool/Jacuzzi and two outdoor pools with mountain views. The property was named by U.S. News & World Reportas best hotel in Vermont of 2017. AWH’s hospitality management company is now managing the resort.
WINDSOR, VT. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $2.3 million sale of Price Chopper Plaza, a 30,674-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping center in Windsor. Located at 2781 US Route 5, the center is occupied by three service-based tenants, including Price Chopper, a regional grocery operator that has been at the site since 1998. The other tenants at the property include Dollar General and Aubuchon Hardware. Mark Krantz and Derrick Dougherty of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, Gary Richetelli of Commercial Development Co., in the transaction. The buyer was a real estate investment firm based in Pittsburgh.
BURLINGTON, VT. — HFF has brokered the sale of the 309-room DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington. The price was not disclosed. Denny Meikleham, Alan Suzuki and Matthew Enright of HFF represented the seller, RLJ Lodging Trust, in the transaction. The buyer was AAM 15 Management LLC. Located at 870 Williston Road, the property is the largest conference center hotel in Vermont with 30,000 square feet of event space. Amenities include an indoor heated pool, fitness center, business center and complimentary shuttle service.
BURLINGTON, VT. — RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE: RLJ) has sold the 309-room DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont in Burlington for $35 million. The sales price represents a 4.5 percent capitalization rate. The buyer was not disclosed. Located at 870 Williston Road, the property features a fitness room, indoor pool, business center and meeting rooms. The hotel is located nearby the University of Vermont and Champlain College.
SHELBURNE, VT. — Nedde Real Estate has arranged the sale of a commercial building located at 2613 Shelburne Road in Shelburne. Premier Strength & Performance, a personal fitness and conditioning gym, purchased the building from LWV Properties for an undisclosed price. The buyer has opened a fitness center at the 3,564-square-foot building. Fernando Cresta of Nedde Real Estate brokered the deal.
NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT AND RHODE ISLAND — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a total of $99.8 million in FHA financing for a six-property seniors housing portfolio located across New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island. The skilled nursing facilities total 664 beds and were built between 1972 and 2007. The properties are Ridgewood Center – Bedford in Bedford, N.H.; Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin, N.H.; Keene Center in Keene, N.H.; Harris Hill Center in Concord, Vt.; Mountain View Center in Rutland, Vt; and Kent Regency Center in Warwick, R.I. John Randolph, Laura Conway and Brandon Taseff of KeyBank arranged the financing through the FHA 232/223(f) mortgage insurance program. The loan proceeds were used to pay down an existing KeyBank bridge loan, which funded the acquisition of 28 skilled nursing facilities in 2016. The properties were acquired by a joint venture comprised of Cindat Capital Management, Best Years and Welltower Inc.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. — KeyPoint Partners has negotiated a lease with Target Corp. to open a location at University Mall (UMall) in South Burlington. The new Target store will occupy the 60,000-square-foot anchor space, which is currently occupied by The Bon-Ton. Construction for the new Target is slated to begin in February with the opening planned for October. Located on Dorset Street, UMall features more than 610,000 square feet of retail space. Current retailers and restaurants include Kohl’s, JCPenney, Sears, Charlotte Russe, American Eagle, Zumiez, Christopher & Banks and Applebee’s. Don Mace of KeyPoint Partners arranged the lease on behalf of the landlord.
SHELBURNE, VT. — Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, has arranged $67.1 million in bond financing for Wake Robin, a continuing care retirement community in Shelburne, located along Lake Champlain just south of Burlington. The community is situated on 136 acres and feature 212 independent living units, 31 assisted living units and 51 skilled nursing units. The nonprofit Wake Robin Corp. was incorporated in 1984 to develop, own and operate the community. It was the first CCRC in Vermont. Wake Robin is undergoing an expansion that will add 38 independent living units, 10 assisted living units and six skilled nursing units, as well as renovate common areas and the skilled nursing facility. The proceeds of the fixed-rate bonds will be used to refinance 2006 bonds, finance the expansion, pay the costs of bond issuance and fund a debt service reserve fund. M&T Bank was the purchaser of the bonds, and Greenbrier Development acted as development consultant on the expansion project.