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Rise Completes 589-Bed Residence Hall at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Rise: A Real Estate Co. has completed The Heritage, a 589-bed student housing community located on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. The development features five residential buildings geared toward upperclassmen. Shared amenities include ground-floor retail, a fitness center, swimming pool, resident lounge, game room, a business center, sand volleyball court, outdoor grill stations and fire pits. The development also houses an office suite for the …

Cohen Financial Provides $21.9M Acquisition Loan for Multifamily Property in Lafayette, Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Cohen Financial has provided a $21.9 million Freddie Mac acquisition loan for La Veranda, a 220-unit multifamily community in Lafayette. The borrower is an affiliate of Waypoint Residential LLC. La Veranda was built in 2016 and offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Communal amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, game room, outdoor fireplace, pet park and a rooftop lounge. The seller was not

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $6.4M Sale of Shopping Center in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $6.4 million sale of River Commons, a 59,483-square-foot shopping center in New Orleans. River Commons, which is shadow-anchored by Walmart, was leased to 17 tenants at the time of sale, including Dollar Tree, Shoe Show, Cato and Sally Beauty. Zach Taylor and Don McMinn of Marcus & Millichap represented the seller, Rivercrest Realty, in the transaction. The buyer was Salim Rupani, a private investor based in

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $46M Refinancing Loan for Maison Dupuy Hotel in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. has arranged a $46 million refinancing loan for the Maison Dupuy, a five-story, 200-room hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter neighborhood. Loan proceeds will be used to pay off existing debt, as well as to renovate the property. Plans for the renovation were not disclosed. Maison Dupuy is located at the corner of Toulouse and Burgundy streets, two blocks from Bourbon Street. The independent hotel offers a 4,088-square-foot courtyard, heated swimming …

Uber Capital Provides $33M Acquisition Loan for Mall in Lafayette, Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Uber Capital Group LLC has provided a $33 million acquisition loan for Acadiana Mall in Lafayette. The 15-year loan features a fixed 5.4 percent interest rate, 70 percent loan-to-value and partial recourse for the borrower. Acadiana Mall spans 1.6 million square feet and is situated six miles south of downtown Lafayette. The anchor tenants are Macy's, Dillard's and JC Penney. Additional tenants include Aeropostale, Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, The Children’s Place, …

Q Hotels, Stirling Properties Break Ground on Marriott Hotel Near New Orleans

SLIDELL, LA. — Q Hotels and Stirling Properties have broken ground on Springhill Suites by Marriott, an 88-room, four-story hotel in Slidell. The hotel will sit on 1.9 acres at the intersection of Ruth Garrett Way and Bill Garrett Road, about 35 miles northeast of downtown New Orleans. Construction is already underway on the hotel with delivery slated for the fourth quarter of 2020. The hotel will be situated within Fremaux Park, Stirling’s 350-acre mixed-use development that includes …

Hutton Opens 103,413 SF Shopping Center in Northern Louisiana

RUSTON, LA. — Hutton has opened Ruston Marketplace, a 103,413-square-foot shopping center in Ruston. The property’s tenants include Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx, Ulta Beauty, Five Below and Rack Room Shoes. Ruston Marketplace is situated off of Interstate 20, one mile from Louisiana Tech University. Hutton partnered with the City of Ruston to deliver the project. According to multiple media outlets, the City of Ruston paid $6.4 million to improve the infrastructure around the shopping center to …

Easterly Government Acquires 137,679 SF FBI Field Office in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Easterly Government Properties Inc. has acquired a 137,679-square-foot Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office in New Orleans. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. FBI-New Orleans is a four-story, single-tenant facility located on a 6.6-acre site. The FBI’s New Orleans Division oversees federal operations in all of Louisiana, including six satellite offices in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. This build-to-suit …

Lotte Chemical, Westlake Chemical Open $3.1B Plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LA. — A joint venture between Lotte Chemical USA (KRX: KRW) and Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK) has opened a new chemical plant in Lake Charles, located in the southwest corner of Louisiana near the Texas border. Development costs for the 250-acre campus were estimated at $3.1 billion. The chemical plant produces monoethylene glycol — commonly called MEG — an important ingredient in the making of paper, textile fibers, latex paints, asphalt, resins, antifreeze, …

Alpha Capital Acquires 342-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of Louisiana at Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA. — Alpha Capital Partners has acquired University Place, a 342-bed student housing community located near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The acquisition is the second of five identified projects in the company’s Opportunity Zone Fund, which was launched last October in an effort to take part in the opportunity zone program implemented by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. University Place offers access to campus through a private pedestrian bridge, alongside shared …

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