Franklin Street Arranges $12.4M Financing for Medical Facility in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Franklin Street has arranged the $12.4 million acquisition and renovation financing for Physicians Medical Center, a 76,370-square-foot medical office and hospital campus in Baton Rouge. The three-story facility features a hospital on the first floor and 44,984 square feet of leasable medical office space at the time of sale. The buyer, New Era Cos., plans to implement property renovations. Following the project, Oceans Healthcare Outpatient Services will anchor the …

Brookwood Properties to Open 1,100-Unit Self-Storage Facility Near Baton Rouge in June

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA. — Brookwood Properties LLC will open a 1,100-unit self-storage facility the first week of June in Denham Springs. The four-story building will span 130,000 square feet and offer climate-controlled units. The Baton Rouge, La.-based developer broke ground on the project in May 2019. Baton Rouge-based Rosehill Construction LLC is the general contractor. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Life Storage will manage the property upon completion. The facility is located at 100 Rushing Road, 15 …

New Orleans Redevelopment Fund Receives $45M Loan to Convert Hotel into Student Housing for Tulane Medical Students

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Redevelopment Fund (NORF) has received a $45 million loan to convert the Warwick Hotel in downtown New Orleans into student housing for Tulane University medical students. The 12-story building will offer 154 units that are expected to be move-in ready by August 2021. The property is situated at 1315 Gravier St., adjacent to Tulane University Medical School. Tulane University has signed a long-term lease with NORF. The community will feature ground-level retail …

Greystone Provides $25.3M HUD Construction Loan for Multifamily Community in Youngsville, Louisiana

YOUNGSVILLE, LA. — Greystone has provided a $25.3 million HUD 221(d)(4) loan for the construction of Sugar Mill Villas Apartments, a planned 164-unit multifamily community in Youngsville. The non-recourse, fixed-rate loan will fund 85 percent of the project. The loan will automatically convert to a 40-year, fully amortizing permanent loan upon stabilization. The community will be situated at 1931 Chemin Metairie Parkway, within the master-planned Sugar Mill Pond neighborhood. Sugar Mill …

Provident Realty Advisors Opens $85M Apartment Development in Downtown New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Provident Realty Advisors, a Dallas-based developer, has opened Canal 1535, a 330-unit multifamily building in the central business district (CBD) of New Orleans. Canal 1535 features one- and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a fitness center, parking garage and heated swimming pool. The property is now leasing to new residents, with rents ranging from approximately $1,500 to $3,700. The total development cost is estimated at $85 million. The building is situated …

Azad Commercial Realty Acquires 349,660 SF Retail Center in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Azad Commercial Realty Services LLC has acquired Hammond Aire Plaza, a 349,660-square-foot retail center in Baton Rouge. The property was 97 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including Burlington, Marshalls, Michaels and Stein Mart. Albertsons shadow anchors the center. Hammond Aire Plaza is located at 9616-9638 Airline Highway, seven miles east of downtown Baton Rouge. Mark Gilbert and Fain Hicks of Cushman & Wakefield represented the undisclosed seller in …

KeyBank Provides $23.2M Refinancing for 552-Bed Student Housing Community Near Louisiana Tech

RUSTON, LA. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has provided a $23.2 million Freddie Mac refinancing loan for University Crossing Apartments, a 552-bed student housing community located near Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Hayley Suminski and Amanda Kutia of KeyBank originated the floating-rate financing on behalf of the borrower, WFInvestments. The loan features a 10-year term with three years of interest-only payments. Communal amenities include a pool, sundeck, 24-hour fitness center, …

PGIM Real Estate Provides $10.7M HUD Refinance Loan for Skilled Nursing Facility in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — PGIM Real Estate Finance has provided a $10.7 million HUD loan to refinance St. Margaret’s Daughters Home, a nonprofit skilled nursing facility located in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans. St. Margaret’s Daughters Home was constructed in 2013 and sits on the site of the former Lindy Boggs Medical Center, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The $33 million construction of the new facility was initially financed using a capital stack of New Market Tax …

NewcrestImage, Baywood Hotels to Develop Canopy by Hilton in Downtown New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — A joint venture between Texas-based NewcrestImage and Columbia, Md.-based Baywood Hotels will develop Canopy by Hilton, a 176-room hotel in downtown New Orleans. The 14-story hotel will be at the site of the former Oil and Gas Building, which was built in 1959 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 for its innovative use of glass, steel and abstract geometry in a skyscraper. The hotel will be situated at 1100 Tulane Ave., adjacent to the French Quarter. …

Maverick Gaming Agrees to Buy Eldorado Shreveport Resort Casino for $230M

SHREVEPORT, LA. — Eldorado Resorts Inc. has agreed to sell the Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport, located on the banks of the Red River in Shreveport in the northwest corner of Louisiana. Maverick Gaming LLC will purchase the asset for $230 million. The property features 400 hotel rooms, six restaurants, two nightclubs, 1,400 slot machines, 50 gaming tables and a full-service spa. The transaction is scheduled to close in the first half of this year, prior to or at the same time as …

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