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JLL Negotiates $96M Sale of Apartment Complex in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, FLA. — JLL has negotiated the $96 million sale of The Retreat at Vista Lake, a 640-unit, garden-style apartment complex in Fort Myers. The property comprises 32 two- and three-story buildings spanning 35 acres. The community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans averaging 867 square feet. Communal amenities include two pools, a fitness center, gazebo with grilling area, tennis courts, racquetball court, lakeside basketball court, dog park and a business center. The …

ShareMD Acquires Medical Office Building in Downtown Jacksonville for $67M

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Atlanta-based ShareMD has acquired 841 Prudential, a 20-story, 500,000-square-foot medical office building in downtown Jacksonville, for $67 million. The property is situated within a medical campus anchored by Baptist Medical Center. The building was 80 percent leased to office users at the time of sale, but the buyer sees an opportunity to change to clinical users. Built in 1955, 841 Prudential was the city’s first skyscraper and underwent a $6 million renovation two …

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $33.5M Sale of Apartment Community in South Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the $33.5 million sale of The Flats at Arrowood, a 301-unit multifamily community in Charlotte’s Montclaire South neighborhood. The property offers studio to three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 525 to 1,270 square feet. Communal amenities include a courtyard, fitness center, pool, sundeck, clubhouse and a business center. The Flats at Arrowood was originally developed in 1980. The seller, Blackfin Real Estate Investors, renovated the …

East To West Capital Sells Three-Property Student Housing Portfolio in Florida, Arkansas

TALLAHASSEE AND GAINESVILLE, FLA.; AND FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — UK-based investor East To West Capital has sold a three-property student housing portfolio located in Florida and Arkansas for an undisclosed price. The portfolio includes Gator Cottages, a three-unit, 18-bed property built in 2018 serving students at the University of Florida in Gainesville; Whitham Cottages, a 10-unit, 40-bed community also constructed in 2018 located near the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville; and Seminole …

Hunt Provides $9.4M Acquisition, Renovation Loan for Affordable Multifamily Complex in North Georgia

ROME, GA. — Hunt Real Estate Capital has provided a $9.4 million Freddie Mac acquisition and renovation loan for Callier Forest Apartments, a 130-unit, mixed-income multifamily complex in Rome. The borrower, Memphis-based Envolve Communities (formerly LEDIC Realty Co.), plans to invest $7.3 million to upgrade unit interiors, including adding new kitchen cabinets, flooring, paint, fixtures and full bathroom renovations. Hunt Real Estate Capital closed the 17-year, tax-exempt loan featuring a …

ACRES Capital: What can borrowers and lenders do to keep a loan from default?

  When beginning the loan process, borrowers and lenders start with a solid foundation. But what happens if a new or renovated project doesn’t lease up as quickly as expected? What happens if construction delays push past the end of the construction loan? What happens if construction cost overruns jeopardize completion of a project? And what if the economic upcycle turns downward before your project is completed? Mark Fogel, President and CEO of ACRES Capital, talks about the role …

Starwood REIT Acquires Affordable Housing Portfolio for $460.9M

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. — Starwood Real Estate Income Trust Inc. has acquired an 18-property, 3,336-unit affordable housing portfolio located predominately in Florida and North Carolina. The portfolio was 96 percent occupied at the time of acquisition. The garden-style portfolio offers amenities such as pools, clubhouses, playgrounds, fitness centers and laundry facilities. More than 50 percent of the portfolio is located in Orlando, Jacksonville, Raleigh and Charlotte. Individual properties were …

Time Equities Unveils Plans for 300-Unit Multifamily Community in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Time Equities Inc. has unveiled plans for CasaMara, a 300-unit multifamily community in West Palm Beach that will also feature 16,000 square feet of retail space. The property will comprise a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse and seven low-rise buildings offering studio to three-bedroom floor plans. Communal amenities will include a pool with cabanas, pool pavilion building, children’s pool, grilling stations, 60-foot water wall, Jacuzzi, coworking lounge, fitness center, …

Joint Venture Breaks Ground on $44.8M Apartment Complex in Metro Raleigh

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — A joint venture between Dominion Realty Partners, Amzak Capital Management and Kite Realty Group has broken ground on Holly Springs Apartments, a planned 239-unit complex in Holly Springs. The property will offer communal amenities such as a pool, multiple outdoor fireplaces, dog park and a 24-hour fitness center with a yoga and cycle room. Unit interiors will include nine-foot ceilings, decorative pendant lighting, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, subway …

Ferber to Develop 250,000 SF Shopping Center Near Jacksonville

ST. JOHNS, FLA. — The Ferber Co. will develop Durbin Creek Crossing, a 70-acre shopping center in the south Jacksonville suburb of St. Johns. Ferber is scheduled to break ground this summer and expects to deliver the asset by fall 2021. The property will offer 250,000 square feet of retail space across 10 outparcels sized between 0.8 and 2.6 acres. Ferber has signed Aldi to a 19,000-square-foot lease. Other tenants coming to Durbin Creek Crossing include ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, First …

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