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Terra Signs New Retailers for Doral Square Shopping Center Near Miami

DORAL, FLA. — Miami-based real estate developer Terra has signed several new retailers for Doral Square, a 150,000-square-foot retail center in Doral, about 17 miles west of Miami. The new development will include anchors 24 Hour Fitness and Marshalls and will be built on the southeast corner of Doral Boulevard and 87th Avenue, near Carnival Cruise Lines’ offices and Trump National Doral Resort. Doral Square is over 42 percent preleased, including restaurant tenants World of Beer and Panda …

Avison Young Negotiates $70M Sale-Leaseback of Transformco Distribution Center in Central Florida

OCALA, FLA. — Avison Young’s Florida Capital Markets Group has negotiated the sale-leaseback of the approximately 1.9 million-square-foot Transformco Distribution Center located at 655 S.W. 52nd Ave. in Ocala. HFZ-Reich, a partnership between HFZ Capital Group and Reich Brothers, purchased the asset for $70 million. Michael Fay, Jay Ziv, John Crotty, David Duckworth, Brian de la Fé, Berkley Bloodworth and Emily Brais of Avison Young negotiated the sale on behalf of the seller and tenant, …

Related Group Breaks Ground on Phase II of $650M River Parc Project in Miami’s Little Havana

MIAMI — The Related Group, along with the Department of Public Housing and Community Development and SunTrust Bank, has broken ground on Phase II of River Parc in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. Phase II consists of the 150-unit Gallery at River Parc, an affordable and workforce housing community. Of the property’s 40 studios, 70 one-bedroom units and 40 two-bedroom apartments, 80 percent will be reserved for workforce housing and 20 percent will be set aside for affordable housing. …

Avanath Purchases Two Affordable Housing Communities in Alexandria, Orlando for $99.2M

ALEXANDRIA, VA. AND ORLANDO, FLA. — Avanath Capital Management LLC has purchased tow affordable housing communities for a combined $99.2 million. The first property, Alexandria Station Apartments, is located in Alexandria and sold for $52.7 million. The 290-unit community was built in 1965 and renovated in 1998 and 2010. The property comprises 25 three-story buildings that were 97 percent occupied at the time of sale. Alexandria Station is a 251,579 square-foot property consisting of studio, …

New Market Properties Buys 99,441 SF Publix-Anchored Center in Metro Orlando

DAVENPORT, FLA. — New Market Properties, a subsidiary of Preferred Apartment Communities (PAC), has bought Berry Town Center, a 99,441-square-foot, Publix-anchored shopping center in Davenport. Berry Town Center is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Sand Mine Road, 29 miles southwest of downtown Orlando and 10 miles southwest of Walt Disney World. John Hancock provided the buyer with acquisition financing. Further details of the sale were not

BGI Capital Provides $12M Renovation Loan for Office Building in Metro Miami

CORAL GABLES, FLA. — BGI Capital has provided a $12 million loan for the renovation of a 52,179-square-foot office building in Coral Gables. The borrower, Location Ventures, will renovate the building’s ground floor into a new coworking business known as “FORUM.” Jason Shapiro of Aztec Group Inc. arranged the 24-month loan on behalf of the borrower. The building, located at 299 Alhambra Circle, will be the first location for the coworking platform. Location Ventures expects renovations …

IPA Arranges $23.6M Sale of Kohl’s-Anchored Retail Center in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. — Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, has arranged the $23.6 million sale of The Shoppes at Southern Palms, a 200,888-square-foot retail center in West Palm Beach. The center was fully leased at the time of sale to 11 tenants including anchors Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods, as well as Dollar Tree, Hard Exercise Works, GNC, Phenix Salon Suites, Experimax, Principled Chiropractic, Garden Nails and Medwear Uniforms. The …

CBRE Negotiates Sale of 115,000 SF Shopping Center in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — CBRE has negotiated the sale of Promenade Shopping Center, a 115,000-square-foot shopping center in Jacksonville. The property was 94 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including anchor Rowe’s IGA Supermarket, Planet Fitness and the Armed Forces Career Center. The buyer, Jacksonville-based Hakimian Holdings, plans to rebrand the center as Gates of The Promenade Shopping Center. The asset is located at 8595 Beach Blvd., seven miles southeast of downtown …

Olympus Property Acquires High-Rise Apartment Building in Tampa for $131.5M

TAMPA, FLA. — Olympus Property has acquired Icon Harbour Island, a 21-story, 340-unit multifamily property in Tampa, for $131.5 million. The seller, The Related Group, delivered the community in 2017. Olympus Property will rebrand the asset as Olympus Harbour Island. The property offers studio through three-bedroom floor plans. Communal amenities include a pool, cabanas, daybeds, clubhouse, catering kitchen, 24-hour fitness center, game room, billiards tables, game tables, wine cellar, movie …

Corporate and Economic Growth in Miami Drive Tenant, Investor Demand for Office

Miami continues to be a top-ranked commercial real estate market in the Southeast United States. As the economy gears up to enter its longest expansion period in U.S. history, Miami has shown more resiliency than other South Florida markets, recording steady gains in absorption, robust leasing activity and modest rent growth. Economic fundamentals remain strong as job growth continues to fuel Miami’s office market with the unemployment rate trending down to 3.2 percent. Miami’s …

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