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Taconic, TH Real Estate Acquire Office Building in Manhattan for $269M

NEW YORK CITY — A partnership between Taconic Investment Partners LLC and TH Real Estate has acquired 440 Ninth Avenue, a 411,000-square-foot office building in Manhattan, for $269 million. The property, known locally as the Harding Building, is located at Ninth Avenue and West 35th Street near the Hudson Yards mixed-use development on Manhattan’s west side. The 18-story building was originally constructed in 1927 and currently includes retail space. The seller was UNIZO Holdings Co. …

Keystone Construction Completes Renovation of UniGroup Headquarters in Fenton, Missouri

FENTON, MO. — Keystone Construction has completed the renovation of UniGroup’s headquarters in Fenton. UniGroup, the parent company of multiple transportation-related companies, is offering excess office space for lease. The campus totals approximately 450,000 square feet and is situated near the interchange of I-270 and I-44. The multi-million dollar renovation included upgrades to the HVAC system, roof, façade, windows, workout facility and cafeteria. Keystone Construction served as …

Adolfson & Peterson Delivers Apache’s New 70,000 SF Office in Midland

MIDLAND, TEXAS — Minneapolis-based general contractor Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) has delivered a new, 70,000-square-foot regional office for oil and gas firm Apache Corp. in the West Texas city of Midland. Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the property offers amenities such as a cafeteria, fitness center, childcare center, meeting space and a health clinic. Construction began in July

Coworking Firm to Open 31,152 SF Space at West Plano Village

PLANO, TEXAS — Coworking firm Spaces, which was founded in Amsterdam, will open a 31,152-square-foot space at West Plano Village on the northern outskirts of Dallas. The space is scheduled to open in late summer 2019. Fults Commercial and Weitzman, the latter of which manages the retail and office space at West Plano Village, handled lease negotiations for the landlord. CBRE

Welltower Acquires Two Medical Office Buildings Near Los Angeles for $29.9M

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF. — Welltower has purchased two medical office buildings located in Westlake Village, approximately 40 miles from Los Angeles. Nadler Cypress Holdings2 LLC and La Venta LLC sold the assets for $29.9 million in an off-market transaction. Located at 1220 and 1250 La Venta Drive, the buildings offer a total of 50,000 square feet of medical office space. UCLA Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are anchor tenants at the fully occupied properties. Evan Kovac, …

Joint Venture Acquires 1.2 MSF Boston Office Property for $845M

BOSTON — A joint venture between Allianz Real Estate, Beacon Capital Partners and the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management (PRIM) Board has acquired 53 State Street, a 1.2 million-square-foot office property in Boston’s Financial District. The sales price was $845 million. The Class A property, known locally as Exchange Place, comprises the historic Boston Stock Exchange building that was completed in 1891 and a 40-story office tower that was built in 1985. The building …

U.S. Postal Service Renews 115,747 SF Office Lease in Metro D.C.

ROSSLYN, VA. — The U.S. Postal Service has renewed its lease at International Place in Rosslyn, where it has housed its Office of the Inspector General for 20 years. USPS is the lead tenant in the 12-story office building, renting 115,747 square feet. Anna Gardiner of JLL represented USPS, and Dave Millard, Peter Berk, Nick Gregorios and Carline Guidera of Avison Young represented the landlord, The Meridian Group, in the lease. International Place is located about three miles west of downtown …

Q10 KDH Arranges $26.1M Loan for Office Portfolio in Texas

HOUSTON — Houston-based Q10 KDH has arranged a $26.1 million non-recourse loan for a portfolio of single-tenant office buildings located across Texas. The portfolio consists of 20 assets totaling 295,104 square feet across 18 markets. Proceeds were used for both acquisitions of new properties and refinancing of existing assets in the undisclosed borrower’s portfolio. Emily Zarcaro of Q10 KDH arranged the 10-year, fixed-rate loan, which included five years of interest-only payments, through …

NBP Capital Acquires Historic Courthouse in Downtown Portland for $28M

PORTLAND, ORE. — Portland-based NBP Capital has purchased the historic Central Courthouse, located at 1021 SW Fourth Ave. in downtown Portland. Multnomah County sold the property for $28 million. Built between 1909 and 19014, the eight-story, neo-classical building offers a gross building area of 323,486 square feet, with a rentable building area to be determined after conversion. The courthouse has large floor plates more than 30,000 square feet and flexible CXd Zoning allowing for a …

Houston Office Market Is In Full Rebound Mode

Like most major cities, Houston has had its fair share of market cycles. However, this most recent decline in the local economy’s growth rate that was caused by a steep drop of oil prices put a heightened level of stress on the Houston office market. Fortunately, the energy sector has turned the corner, and, paired with the ever-diversifying economic base, the Houston economy is buzzing again. As such, Houston’s population and job growth have translated into early signs of improvement in …

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