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Capital One Provides $68M Loan for Office Redevelopment Project in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, DEL. — Capital One has provided a $68 million loan for the redevelopment of a portion of the former office campus of pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Delaware. The borrower, Brandywine Investment Group II, acquired the site in 2017 in a sale-leaseback deal and will use the new proceeds to fund construction of a 1,373-space parking garage, as well as to fund tenant improvements and leasing commissions. The loan, which features a five-year term and an adjustable …

Momentum Grows in Topeka Via Holistic Economic Development Plan

A renaissance is underway in Topeka, Kansas, with undeniable momentum as new commercial, industrial and residential developments emerge citywide. The year 2015 was pivotal with a $9.4 million public-private investment in infrastructure and amenities along Kansas Avenue downtown. Local investors have purchased more than 25 buildings on the avenue for gradual restoration into thriving businesses like Iron Rail Brewing, The Pennant, Cyrus Hotel and Kansas Avenue Lofts. [caption …

MRC Provides $30M Loan for Development of Mixed-Use Project in Queens

NEW YORK CITY — Madison Realty Capital (MRC) has provided a $30 million loan for the development of a 17-story mixed-use project in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. Proceeds will be used to cover various pre-construction costs. The project, located at the former site of the RKO Keith’s Theater, will ultimately feature 269 residential units, 17,000 square feet of retail space, 15,000 square feet of additional communal space and 305 parking spaces. MRC provided the loan to Xinyuan Real …

CIM Group Announces New Name for Downtown Atlanta’s Gulch District: Centennial Yards

ATLANTA — CIM Group has renamed downtown Atlanta’s Gulch district as Centennial Yards. CIM will develop Centennial Yards to include 12 million square feet of office, retail, apartment and hotel space. Local news outlets reported the site was up for consideration for Amazon’s national HQ2 search in 2017 and 2018. CIM Group expects the project to add 12 city blocks to the 16-acre site, which is currently a parking lot for nearby destinations including State Farm Arena and Mercedes-Benz …

Starwood Capital to Develop 147,000 SF Mixed-Use Project in Bronx Opportunity Zone

NEW YORK CITY — An affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group will develop a 147,000-square-foot mixed-use project within a designated opportunity zone in The Bronx. The 10-story building, located at 425 Westchester Ave., will house office space for a nonprofit organization, ground-floor retail space and a charter school. The project will also feature 11,000 square feet of outdoor amenity space. Construction is scheduled to begin this month. Starwood will focus its …

Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $7.9M Sale of Commercial Property in Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the $7.9 million sale of a Manhattan property featuring six residential units and two commercial spaces. The property is located at 833 Lexington Ave. in the Lenox Hill neighborhood. Hunter Moss, Michael Gembecki, Brad Jones, Alessandra Faglione and Austin Fabel represented the seller, SBP Lexington LLC, in the transaction. Additional terms of sale were not

Drake Development Plans $180M Mixed-Use Project in Metro Kansas City

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. — Drake Development will break ground Friday, May 17, on Streets of West Pryor, a 70-acre, $180 million mixed-use project in Lee’s Summit. Streets of West Pryor will be situated at the intersection of Interstate 470 and NW Pryor Road, 18 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City. McKeever’s Market, the first location in the region for the grocery store, will occupy 63,000 square feet and anchor the development. At full build-out, Streets of West Pryor will feature …

Beach Co. Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Greenville

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Beach Co. has broken ground on Canvas, a mixed-use development in downtown Greenville. At full buildout, Canvas will offer 48 apartment units, 31 townhomes, 21,805 square feet of retail space and the renovation of a 130,000-square-foot office building. Construction is expected to last 18 months, with first units available for occupancy in early

Weller Development, Local Leaders Break Ground on $600M Phase of Port Covington Project in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — The first phase of Weller Development’s Port Covington, a 235-acre mixed-use redevelopment project in south Baltimore, kicked off with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that this phase of construction, dubbed Chapter 1, will cost $600 million to complete and span five buildings. Weller Development, a privately held developer based in Baltimore, is the project’s lead developer and will build Chapter 1 over several years, with the …

Joint Venture to Break Ground on 2.5 MSF Mixed-Use Project in Raleigh-Durham, Announces First Wave of Tenants

CARY, N.C. — A joint venture between Hines, Columbia Development Group LLC and USAA Real Estate will break ground on Phase I of Fenton, a 69-acre, 2.5 million-square-foot mixed-use development in Cary, this summer. The first phase will include a 99,000-square-foot Wegmans grocery store; 263,000 square feet of specialty retail, including a movie theater and food hall; a 146,000-square-foot office loft; 350 apartment units; and a 175-room hotel. Additionally, the first retail tenants have been …

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