Morgan Properties, Olayan America Acquire 14,414-Unit Apartment Portfolio Across Midwest, Southeast for $1.7B

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. — Morgan Properties and Olayan America have acquired a portfolio of 48 apartment communities totaling 14,414 units in 11 states for $1.7 billion. STAR Real Estate Ventures, a joint venture between El-Ad National Properties LLC and Yellowstone Portfolio Trust, was the seller.The portfolio, named the North Star Portfolio, consists of Class B assets in Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Maryland. On …

HREC Brokers Sale of Sheraton Galleria Metairie Hotel in Metairie, Louisiana

METAIRIE, LA. — HREC Investment Advisors has brokered the sale of the 181-unit Sheraton Galleria Metairie Hotel located in Metairie. Len Wormser of HREC exclusively represented the seller, Hotel Capital LLC, in the transaction. Barry Swanson, Michael Salloway, Ketan Patel and Scott Stephens of HREC assisted in the transaction as well. The buyer, Atlanta-based Generation Hospitality, will manage the hotel. The sales price was not disclosed.The Sheraton Galleria Metairie Hotel is located at …

Audubon to Develop $55M Apartment Community in Metairie, Louisiana

METAIRIE, LA. — Audubon will develop a five-story, $55 million apartment community in Metairie known as The Metro at Clearview. The 270-unit development will feature units averaging 925 square feet and leases ranging from an average of $1,500 to $3,000 per month. The apartment complex is the multifamily component of Clearview City Center, a redevelopment of the former Clearview Shopping Center. The $100 million mixed-use development, owned by the Richards family, sits on a 35-acre site …

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Opens New Orleans Resort at Historic Skyscraper in French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS — Holiday Inn Club Vacations Inc. has opened its New Orleans resort, which marks the first urban property for the company. The hotel is housed in what was the city’s first skyscraper, built in 1893. Holiday Inn Club Vacations acquired the property in 2019 and converted the apartment building into a 105-villa resort. The property offers one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchens and living rooms. The first floor of the 11-story building offers a marketplace and the Maritime Bar …

Millenia Cos. Receives $27.5M Loan to Redevelop Affordable Seniors Housing Community in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The Millenia Cos. has received a $27.5 million construction loan to redevelop Peace Lake Towers, a 131-unit affordable seniors housing community in New Orleans’ Read Boulevard West neighborhood. Upon completion, the property will offer renovated one-bedroom floor plans and communal amenities such as a community center, arts activity space, library, computer lab and a fitness room. The renovations will also include upgraded heating, cooling and electrical systems; a new roof, …

Amazon Chooses Carencro as Site for First Fulfillment Center in Louisiana

CARENCRO, LA. — Amazon has chosen Carencro for a new $100 million fulfillment center, its first in the state of Louisiana. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant currently operates three delivery centers and seven Whole Foods stores in the state. The property is expected to house 500 full-time employees upon completion, which is slated for the end of 2021. The asset will be situated in Lafayette Parish at the former site of the original Evangeline Downs Casino and Racetrack, near Interstates 49 …

EdgePWR Acquires 712,000 SF Office Park in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — EdgePWR has acquired Bon Carre Technology Center, a 712,000-square-foot office and technology park in Baton Rouge. The property is situated at 7337 Florida Blvd., five miles east of downtown Baton Rouge. Tenants at the time of sale included Cox Media, software firm CRIF ACTion, Pixel Dash Studios and data company Venyu. Bon Carre was originally developed in the 1960s as Bon Marche Mall before being redeveloped into an office park more than 20 years ago. Bill Sanders and …

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $11.7M Sale of Shopping Center in Ruston, Louisiana

RUSTON, LA. — Marcus & Millichap has negotiated the $11.7 million sale of Ruston Marketplace, a 94,000-square-foot retail center in Ruston. The property was leased to eight tenants at the time of sale, including Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx, Ulta Beauty, Five Below and Rack Room Shoes. The seller, Hutton, delivered the asset in June 2019. The property is located at 1208 Woodward Ave., two miles north of downtown Ruston and adjacent to Interstate 20. Zach Taylor of Marcus & Millichap’s …

Berkadia Arranges Acquisition Financing for Two Apartment Communities in Metro New Orleans

HARVEY AND GRETNA, LA. — Berkadia has arranged acquisition debt and equity for Waterchase Apartments and Whitney Manor, two multifamily communities built in 1975 in metro New Orleans. One Real Estate Investment (OREI) acquired the properties, which are situated three miles from each other and roughly six miles south of downtown New Orleans. Mitch Sinberg and Brad Williamson of Berkadia originated acquisition loans through Freddie Mac’s Green Advantage program on behalf of OREI, which …

Safeguard Self Storage Expands Facility in New Orleans by 544 Units

NEW ORLEANS — Safeguard Self Storage has completed the expansion of its facility located at 919 Erato St. in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District. The company added 544 units spanning 44,346 square feet to its existing 459-unit, 33,311-square-foot facility. The asset utilizes the Noke Smart Entry System, which allows customers to access the building, storage area and individual units with a smartphone app. The building also features a “green roof,” which sustains living vegetation. Brian …

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