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Resilience, Growth in Cedar Rapids is Unparalleled

By Scott Olson, Skogman Commercial On Aug. 10, 2020, eastern Iowa was hit with a derecho. This is the Spanish word for a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving group of several thunderstorms. Winds in southwest Cedar Rapids were estimated to be 140 miles per hour with the entire city of 75 square miles sustaining major damage. The statistics are staggering: • Cedar Rapids lost 669,000 mature trees, about 70 percent of its urban canopy. The …

Tower Capital Arranges $19.1M in Financing for SFR Community in Metro Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tower Capital has arranged $19.1 million in acquisition financing for 99 build-for-rent townhomes in Indian Trail, a suburb of Charlotte. The property includes two-story, three-bedroom townhomes with attached garages.An undisclosed investor based in Phoenix received the two-year financing that features a floating interest rate 400 basis points above LIBOR and a six-month extension option.Including the property in Indian Trail, Tower Capital has arranged nearly $108 …

Multifamily Outlook: Growth Undiminished by Pandemic-Related Disruptions

The Roaring '20s and the Great Wealth Transfer The United States is well on a path of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown that began in March 2020. More than 60 percent of the U.S. population has now received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than half are fully vaccinated. Those figures increase significantly by age, particularly for the 65+ population[1]. The economy is booming this year — it is estimated to have grown by 7.8 percent[2] in the second quarter following 6.4 …

Avanta Residential Acquires Land in McKinney, Plans 276-Unit Single-Family Rental Community

MCKINNEY, TEXAS — Denver-based Avanta Residential, a division of Hunt Cos., has acquired 27 acres in the northern Dallas suburb of McKinney for the development of a 276-unit single-family rental community. The new residential complex will be located within the Painted Tree master-planned development. Communal amenities will include a pool, clubroom, leasing office and a fitness center. Residents will also have access to green space, pocket parks and electric car charging stations. Walker …

No Place Like Home: SFR Market Grows in Southeast as In-Migration Soars

By Sudha Reddy, Haven Realty CapitalSingle-family rentals have taken off in various areas across the country. But they’re boiling in the Southeast.The strength in the Southeast shouldn’t be a surprise as the region has enjoyed substantial employment and population growth over the past decade — well before COVID-19 hit last year. In 2018, the Southeast led other regions in net inflow, gaining around 959,000 new residents from different areas of the United States and around the …

JLL Income Property Trust Acquires 47 Percent Interest in Single-Family Rental Portfolio for $560M

CHICAGO — JLL Income Property Trust has acquired a 47 percent interest in a single-family rental portfolio assembled and managed by Amherst Residential for $560 million. The 4,000-home portfolio is valued in total at $1.2 billion. Properties within the portfolio are located in 14 major markets across 10 states, with nearly 80 percent located in Atlanta; Dallas; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Tampa, Fla. The portfolio is currently over 96 percent leased and is occupied with no …

Pacific Oak Sells Orange County Office Tower for $150.5M

ORANGE, CALIF. — Pacific Oak Strategic Opportunity REIT Inc. has sold City Tower, a 435,000-square-foot Class A office tower in Orange County, for $150.5 million. Opal Holdings, a New York City-based real estate investment firm, was the buyer.The 20-story property is located at 333 City Blvd. in Orange, about three miles north of Santa Ana and 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The building was 90 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as UC Irvine Medical Center, Enterprise …

George Smith Secures $26M Construction Loan for SFR Project in Fort Myers, Florida

FORT MYERS, FLA. — George Smith Partners has secured a $26 million construction loan for a new 130 single-family rental development in Fort Myers. Ed Steffelin, Evan Kinne, Jonathan Lee, Shahin Yazdi and Paul Monsen of George Smith Partners secured the financing on behalf of the developer, Soltura Development Group.The entire project is slated for completion by the end of 2022. The new development will be a part of The Forum, a 706-acre master planned community adjacent to Top Golf and …

Despite Brand Ambiguity, Active Adult Properties Gain Favor With Investors, Says InterFace Panel

By Taylor WilliamsWhile the product’s definition and brand identity can be obscure and subjective and the amount of data available on it is limited, the asset class known as active adult is experiencing healthy growth in development and resident demand. In turn, those positive vital signs are making both institutional and private investors increasingly comfortable with the property type. This is particularly the case among investors with significant allocations of capital in the …

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $30.2M Construction Loan for Single-Family Rental Community in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged $30.2 million in construction financing for The Hamlet at MidCity, a single-family rental community in Huntsville. Mike Ryan, Brian Linnihan, Richard Henry and J.P. Cordeiro of Cushman & Wakefield secured the three-year, floating-rate loan through Regions Bank on behalf of the developer, Middleburg Communities.The Hamlet at MidCity will include 120 standalone cottages and 55 separate duplex buildings totaling 230 units. Floor …

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