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Rockwood Capital, Midtown Equities Receive $245M Loan for Mixed-Use Project in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — Rockwood Capital and Midtown Equities, in joint partnership, have received $245 million in financing for a portion of Empire Stores in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood. The loan is for 55 Water Street, an 1860s-era warehouse building that was recently renovated, including the addition of a sixth floor to the original five stories. Upon completion, the overall project will feature 380,000 square feet of commercial space, including office, retail, restaurant and exhibition..

December 14, 2017

NAI Hanson Arranges Sale of 11,000 SF Office Building in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. — NAI James E. Hanson has brokered the sale of The Plaza at Mountain Lakes, an office building located at 60 Midvale Road in Mountain Lakes. Giovanna Levato acquired the 11,000-square-foot property from 60 Midvale LLC for an undisclosed price. The two-story multi-tenant office building features ample parking and flexible zoning allowing for both office and retail uses. Andrew Kirshenbaum, Barry Meyer, Arthur Hixson, Josh Levering and Nicholas DePaolera of NAI Hanson..

December 14, 2017

Loudermilk Cos. Tops Off Construction of 120,000 SF Medical Office Building in Buckhead

ATLANTA — The Loudermilk Cos. has topped off construction of 371 East Paces Ferry, a nine-story, 120,000-square-foot medical office building in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. George Olmstead of Cushman & Wakefield is handling the property’s leasing assignment, and recently secured a 3,576-square-foot lease with Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta LLC. The company will join other committed tenants including Concord Pharmacy, Piedmont Medical Care Corp., Peachtree Dermatology and Kalos..

December 14, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Financial Signs 200,000 SF Office Lease at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC has signed a 200,000-square-foot office lease at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth. Mercedes-Benz Financial has operated out of Alliance Texas, an 18,000-acre, master-planned community owned by Hillwood, since 2007, and this move increases the overall size of the company’s footprint in Fort Worth. The new, build-to-suit property will serve as the company’s national business operations center and is scheduled to open in 2019.

December 14, 2017

Podolsky Circle Arranges $3.5M Sale of Office Building in Naperville, Illinois

NAPERVILLE, ILL. — Podolsky Circle has arranged the sale of 1755 Park Street in Naperville for $3.5 million. The 37,668-square-foot office building is currently 94 percent leased to a mix of local and regional tenants including a therapy practice, an executive suites operation, an IT consulting firm and a regional bank office. Alissa Adler, John Homsher and Paul Tesdal of Podolsky Circle represented the seller, CP Highalnds Fund LP. The company purchased the property in 2013 and began a..

December 14, 2017

Brookfield Buys 411,544 SF Office Property in San Jose

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Brookfield has acquired Towers @ 2nd, a 411,544-square-foot office property in San Jose, for an undisclosed sum. The property is located at 75 E. Santa Clara St. and 4 N. Second St. Towers @ 2nd includes a 13-story office tower and 14-story office tower situated adjacent to a Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) light rail stop. The towers feature 14,500- and 17,500-square-foot floor plates, respectively. The sellers, a joint venture between Harvest Properties and..

December 13, 2017

Brickman Obtains $35M Acquisition Loan for 115,186 SF Office Building in Oakland

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Brickman has obtained a $35 million loan to acquire Plaza 360, a 115,186-square-foot creative office building in Oakland. The asset is located at 360 22nd St. in the Uptown District. The five-year, non-recourse, floating-rate loan includes a portion of the undisbursed funds for common-area upgrades and tenant improvements. CIT Group and HFF secured the loan through CIT.

December 13, 2017

Square Mile Originates $118M Loan for 1.7 MSF Office Tower in Downtown Dallas

DALLAS — Square Mile Capital Management LLC has originated a $118 million loan for Renaissance Tower, a 56-story office tower comprising more than 1.7 million square feet of space in downtown Dallas. The loan, a portion of which was sold to Bank of the Ozarks, will be used to repay existing CMBS debt and bridge the property through stabilization. The borrower was a joint venture between two New York-based firms: SMA Equities and The Moinian Group. Whitaker Johnson and Steve Heldenfels of HFF..

December 13, 2017

APG Acquires Office Park in Atlanta’s Cumberland/Galleria Submarket for $22.3M

ATLANTA — Atlanta Property Group (APG) has acquired Shadowood Office Park, a 200,000-square-foot, three-building office park located at 2100 Powers Ferry Road in Atlanta’s Cumberland/Galleria submarket. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports The Ardent Cos. sold the asset to APG for $22.3 million. Kevin Markwordt of Transwestern arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller. The four-story buildings feature nine-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a 3.5 per 1,000 square foot..

December 13, 2017

Sam Zell Plans to Sell Groupon Headquarters in Chicago for $500M

CHICAGO — Sam Zell’s Equity Commonwealth plans to sell Groupon’s headquarters, located at 600 W. Chicago Ave., for $500 million, according to local media reports. Sterling Bay is expected to acquire the 1.6 million-square-foot building, which formerly served as a Montgomery Ward catalog warehouse. Equity Commonwealth purchased the asset in 2011 for $390 million. This deal would mark the billionaire’s exit from the Chicago office market. By narrowing its portfolio to just 20 assets,..

December 13, 2017