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MSD Partners Acquires 337-Acre Beachfront Hotel, Resort in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FLA. — MSD Partners LP, an investment firm with offices in New York, Santa Monica and West Palm Beach, has acquired Boca Raton Resort & Club, a 337-acre hospitality property. The seller was an affiliate of real estate giant Blackstone, which invested more than $300 million in the property during its ownership period. Originally built in 1926, Boca Raton Resort & Club comprises 1,047 hotel rooms, two 18-hole golf courses, a 50,000-square-foot spa, seven pools, 32 tennis …

HFF Closes Two Freddie Mac Loans Totaling $37.9M for Apartment Properties in Orlando, Savannah

ORLANDO, FLA. AND SAVANNAH, GA. — HFF has originated two separate Freddie Mac loans totaling $37.9 million on behalf of the borrower, Beachwold Residential. The New York-based multifamily investment firm will use the proceeds of the two loans to refinance The Place at Alafaya, a 400-unit multifamily community in Orlando, and to acquire Litchfield Place, a 76-unit apartment community in Savannah. Mona Carlton, Elliott Throne and Jesse Wright of HFF led the debt placement effort for both loans, …

Rooker Breaks Ground on 155,820 SF Spec Industrial Facility in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Atlanta-based developer Rooker has broken ground on a 155,820-square-foot speculative industrial facility located just off Interstate 295 in Jacksonville. In October 2018, Rooker acquired 39 acres in Perimeter West Industrial Park, including three industrial-zoned parcels, one of which will be the site of this project. Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects is designing the project, and FCL Builders is serving as the general contractor. Construction is expected to be complete …

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $6.7M Sale of South Florida Development Site to Flagler Global Logistics

HIALEAH, FLA. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the $6.7 million sale of Transfer Turnpike, a vacant site spanning 8.6 acres in Hialeah. The buyer, Flagler Global Logistics (FGL), already owns 500 acres nearby where it is developing Countyline Corporate Park, an 8 million-square-foot business park that will offer office, warehouse and industrial space. Turnpike Transfer is situated at the intersection of 170th and 97th streets, southwest of the intersection of Interstate 75 and the …

SunTrust Originates $40M in Acquisition Financing for Jacksonville Office Property

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — SunTrust Bank’s commercial real estate division has originated $40 million in acquisition financing for Gramercy Woods Southside, an office complex in Jacksonville. Anchored by Aetna Life Insurance Co., the property comprises 420,000 square feet of rentable space and two structured parking garages. The borrower was Atlanta-based Glenfield Capital. Specific loan terms were not

Joint Venture Acquires 11.3 Acres in Miami to Develop $36M Mixed-Use Project

MIAMI — A joint venture between ZOM Living, Scout Capital Partners and Mattoni Group has acquired 11.3 acres of Ludlam Trail in Miami. The developers will transform the unused train tracks into a six-mile, 100-foot wide trail that connects Miami International Airport and Dadeland Station, a three-story, 330,000-square-foot retail shopping center anchored by Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels and PetSmart. The yet-to-be-named project will feature 950 …

Highline, M Street Holdings Purchase Shopping Center in Orlando for $12.3M

ORLANDO, FLA. — A partnership between Highline Real Estate Capital and M Street Holdings has acquired Century Plaza, a 132,725-square-foot retail center in Orlando, for $12.3 million. The center was fully leased at the time of the sale to tenants including ALDI, Ross Dress for Less, dd’s DISCOUNTS, Big Lots, Shoe Land, Spectrum, Sprint, GameStop and Amscot. The asset was built in 1973, renovated in 2008 and sits on 13.5 acres. Anthony Blanco of TSCG (formerly The Shopping Center Group) …

Bromley, Concord Hospitality Partner to Build Dual-Branded Hotel Within Midtown Tampa Development

TAMPA, FLA. — Bromley Cos. has partnered with Concord Hospitality to build the dual-branded Aloft and Element hotel within the $500 million Midtown Tampa development. The seven-story Marriott hotel will share 226 rooms, a rooftop terrace and swimming pool. Additionally, the hotel will feature meeting space on the seventh floor, a 1,000-square-foot fitness center and 24,000 square feet of street-level retail space. The joint venture plans to break ground this summer with anticipated completion …

Campus Advantage, Stark Enterprises Break Ground on 618-Bed Student Housing Complex Near University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — A joint venture between Campus Advantage and Stark Enterprises has broken ground on Liv+ Gainesville, a 618-bed student housing community located near the University of Florida. The 279,075-square-foot property will offer a range of floor plans, from studios to six-bedroom units with bed-to-bath parity. Shared amenities will include a fitness wing with a cardio room, free weight room and boxing equipment; a mini market with fresh snack and drink offerings; a coffee bar; …

Hutton Debuts 190,000 SF Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center in Metro Tampa

WESLEY CHAPEL, FLA. — Hutton, a real estate development and investment firm based in Chattanooga, has opened Cypress Creek Town Shopping Center, a 190,000-square-foot shopping center located in Wesley Chapel, 20 miles north of downtown Tampa. Earth Fare anchors the center, which is the latest phase of Cypress Creek Town Center. Other tenants in the new shopping center include Burlington, Hobby Lobby, Five Below, Dollar Tree and HomeGoods. Remaining tenants are scheduled to open in late …

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