JBG Smith to Break Ground on Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Including Virginia Tech’s $1B Innovation Campus

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — JBG Smith will break ground on Potomac Yard in Alexandria this month. Phase I of the project will span 1.7 million square feet and include four office towers and two residential buildings with ground-level retail space. Potomac Yard will be situated less than two miles from Amazon’s HQ2 future site. Bethesda, Md.-based JBG Smith is building the property on behalf of Virginia Tech and JPMorgan, which received approval in December from the City of Alexandria to move forward …

CA Student Living Acquires Two Student Housing Communities in Georgia, Florida Totaling 972 Beds

ATHENS, GA. AND BOCA RATON, FLA. — CA Student Living has acquired two student housing communities in Georgia and Florida for an undisclosed price. The acquisitions include Ikon at Athens, a 374-bed property located near the University of Georgia campus in Athens, and University Park, a 598-bed community located near Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Ikon at Athens offers two-, three- and four-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity. Communal amenities include a pool, outdoor spa, …

McShane to Build 138-Unit Seniors Housing Property Near Nashville for Avenida Partners

HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. — Avenida Partners has selected McShane Construction Co. to build Avenida Hendersonville, a 138-unit active adult community in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville. The three-story building will be positioned on a five-acre site. The community will offer 6,000 square feet of amenities. Completion of Avenida Hendersonville is slated for May 2022. This will be Newport Beach, Calif-based Avenida’s third active adult community in Tennessee and seventh overall in five …

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $30.5M Refinancing Loan for Resort Near Florida Keys

LITTLE TORCH KEY, FLA. — Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. has arranged a $30.5 million interim first mortgage loan for Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, a 30-unit hotel in Little Torch Key. The property is situated on a four-acre island 30 miles east of Key West. Mast Capital and RWN Management provided the loan to the undisclosed borrower. Amenities at the property include a fitness center, pool and oceanfront restaurant SpaTerre. The resort also has three boat docks that can accommodate up to …

Ready Capital Closes $19.8M Refinancing Loan for Office Building in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Ready Capital has closed a $19.8 million refinancing loan for the renovation and lease-up of a 120,000-square-foot office building in Annapolis. The financing will be used to retire existing debt, execute a tenant improvement plan and fund light capital improvements. The non-recourse loan features a 36-month term with interest-only payments and a floating interest rate. The borrower was not

Midtown Development Acquires Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami for $65.5M

SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. — Midtown Development, a privately held real estate investment firm based in Miami, has purchased The Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami for $65.5 million. The open-air lifestyle property features nearly 515,000 square feet of retail and office space leased to tenants such as AMC Theatres and LA Fitness.A partnership between Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), Grass River Property Co. and Comras Co. sold the mixed-used development after more than five years of …

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $20.4M Sale of Industrial Property in Metro Orlando

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLA. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the $20.4 million sale of Altamonte Commerce Center, an eight-building, 185,600-square-foot industrial property in Altamonte Springs. The buildings are situated on 13.2 acres, one half-mile from Interstate 4 and 11 miles north of downtown Orlando. The portfolio was 96 percent leased at the time of sale. The buildings offer 1,000- to 14,800-square-foot spaces. Mike Davis, Rick Colon, Rick Brugge and Dominic Montazemi, with support …

NRF: Holiday Sales Jumped 8.3 Percent over Previous Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Retail sales during the 2020 holiday season — the period from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 — grew 8.3 percent year-over-year and beat expectations, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The association had predicted holiday shopping sales to grow between 3.6 and 5.2 percent year-over-year.“Despite unprecedented challenges, consumers and retailers demonstrated incredible resilience this holiday season,” says NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “Faced with …

Colliers Negotiates $13.7M Sale of Seniors Housing Portfolio in Central Florida

PORT RICHEY, ZEPHYRHILLS AND CASSELBERRY, FLA. — Colliers International has negotiated the $13.7 million sale of a three-property assisted living facility portfolio in Port Richey, Zephyrhills and Casselberry. Florida Seniors Properties Inc. sold the portfolio, which was 66 percent occupied at the time of sale. Best Care Senior Living LLC acquired The Cottages in Port Richey, which is located about 37 miles northwest of downtown Tampa. A joint venture between 201 Sunset Drive LLC and 6701 …

Conn’s HomePlus to Open Two Stores in Metro Tampa

TAMPA AND BRANDENTON, FLA. — Conn’s HomePlus, a furniture, mattress and home appliances retailer, will open a store in Tampa’s Horizon Park shopping center and Bradenton’s Cortez Plaza on Feb. 5. The stores will combine to span more than 87,000 square feet. Horizon Park is located at 3908 W. Hillsborough Ave., six miles northeast of downtown Tampa. Cortez Plaza is situated at 4495 14th St. W., 43 miles south of downtown Tampa. Conn’s plans to host grand opening events at each store …

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