Texas Supreme Court Votes to Suspend Residential Evictions Through April 19

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Texas Supreme Court voted late last week to delay residential evictions across the state through April 19 as part of the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The order includes limited exceptions in cases where a renter poses an imminent threat of physical harm to others or engages in criminal activity. In voicing its support of the decision, the Texas Apartment Association, which comprises some 12,000 member companies that …

Studio Movie Grill Temporarily Closes All Venues

DALLAS — Texas-based entertainment concept Studio Movie Grill will temporarily close all locations nationwide in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. The company, which has 14 venues in Texas, said it would refund pre-purchased ticket sales and suspend billing on all subscription plans until its theaters have fully reopened. The company also pledged to actively maintain health insurance benefits for employees and to create a fund to support team members’ in dire financial …

Barings Provides Loan for Refinancing of 451-Unit Terra Lago Apartments in Metro Dallas

ROWLETT, TEXAS — Barings Real Estate Capital has provided a loan of an undisclosed amount for the refinancing of Terra Lago, a 451-unit apartment community located in the northeastern Dallas suburb of Rowlett. The property features one-, two- and three-bedroom units and amenities such as a pool, fitness center, outdoor grilling areas, a business center and a bocce court. The borrower was a partnership between Transcontinental Realty Investors Inc. and Adobe

Belvoir Real Estate Acquires 110,529 SF Office Building in Houston

HOUSTON — Belvoir Real Estate Group LLC has acquired a 110,529-square-foot office building located at 7660 Woodway Drive in Houston. The property was built in 1982 and was 90 percent occupied at the time of sale. Danny Miller and Marty Hogan of JLL represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. Matthew Goldsby and Bradley Smith handled the acquisition for Belvoir Real Estate on an internal basis. The new ownership plans to implement a value-add

Lee & Associates Negotiates 29,954 SF Industrial Lease in Metro Houston

PASADENA, TEXAS — Lee & Associates has negotiated a 29,954-square-foot industrial lease at 4111 Greenshadow Drive in Pasadena, an eastern suburb of Houston. Reed Vestal and Taylor Schmidt of Lee & Associates represented the landlord, Vigavi Zen LLC, in the lease negotiations. Carlton Anderson of CBRE represented the tenant, plastics fabricator Johnson Controls

Trammell Crow, Diamond Realty to Develop 403,648 SF Industrial Property Near Atlanta

NEWNAN, GA. — A joint venture between Trammell Crow Co. and Diamond Realty Investments will develop Innovation Business Center, a two-building, 403,648-square-foot industrial property in Newnan. The North Building will span 201,740 square feet and the South Building will include 201,908 square feet. The developers expect the property to be completed at the end of the year. The single-story buildings are situated at 185 and 195 Innovation Way, 36 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta and 27 …

COVID-19 and Commercial Real Estate: What We Know, What We Don’t

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has not only impacted the physical health of humans around the world, but the health of the U.S. economy as well. The stock market has fallen about 33 percent from its February highs, and unemployment is estimated to rise to between 20 percent and 30 percent — though no one knows the true fallout yet. Because we’re still in the thick of it. “The impact of the crisis on the commercial real estate market has been dramatic so far, and we are only in …

BCDC, Ventures Development Break Ground on 185-Unit Multifamily Community in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Batson-Cook Development Co. (BCDC) and Ventures Development Group have broken ground on a 185-unit multifamily community in Jacksonville’s St. Johns River neighborhood. The property is situated at 841 Prudential Drive, along the bank of the St. Johns River and next to Jacksonville’s medical campus. Communal amenities at the yet-to-be-named complex will include a clubroom, community kitchen, green space, playground, dog park and a pool and deck on the third floor …

Office Properties Income Trust Sells Building in Northern Virginia for $22.2M

FAIRFAX, VA. — Office Properties Income Trust has sold an 83,130-square-foot office building in Fairfax for $22.2 million. The building is situated at 3920 Pender Drive, 21 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. The office building was originally constructed in 1981. The Newton, Mass.-based REIT will use the proceeds of the sale to pay off a $13.2 million mortgage loan and put the rest toward general business purposes. The buyer was not

Berkadia Provides $17.8M Acquisition Loan for Apartment Complex in Tampa

TAMPA, FLA. — Berkadia has provided a $17.8 million Freddie Mac acquisition loan for Southern Cove, a 180-unit apartment complex in Tampa. The property was built in 1974 at 8741 Grove Terrace, nine miles northeast of downtown Tampa. The community offers two-bedroom units and townhomes. Communal amenities include a business center, clubhouse, dog park, swimming pool, tennis courts and a laundry facility. Mitch Sinberg, Wes Moczul and Brad Williamson of Berkadia originated the loan on behalf of …

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