Matan Starts Construction on 556,800 SF Industrial Park in Suburban Maryland

FREDERICK, MD. — Matan Cos. has broken ground on the first two buildings of Center 85, a speculative, 556,800-square-foot industrial park in Frederick. The company has started on Buildings I and II, which will span 116,000 square feet and 64,000 square feet, respectively. The locally based developer expects to deliver the two buildings in July 2021 with tenant improvements slated to begin in May 2021. Matan will break ground on Building III dependent on leasing activity on the first two …

Heritage Partners Sells Build-to-Suit Medical Facility in Metro D.C. for $39.3M

GLENARDEN, MD. — Heritage Partners has sold Children’s National Prince George’s County, a 60,000-square-foot medical outpatient facility situated within Woodmore Towne Centre in Glenarden. The Annapolis, Md.-based developer sold the newly constructed property to Municipal Acquisitions for $39.3 million, and Municipal Acquisitions has subsequently restructured the lease with the tenant. The deal allows Children’s National Hospital, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare system, to …

Cadence Living, Flournoy Break Ground on Seniors Housing Complex in Suburban Maryland

OLNEY, MD. — Cadence Living and Flournoy Development Group have broken ground on Cadence Olney, a 107-unit seniors housing community in Olney. The community is situated on 37 acres that includes 31 acres of forest preserve that will serve as a natural amenity for residents. The property will include a three-story building housing independent living and assisted living units and a two-story building for memory care residences. The property is situated 19 miles north of downtown Washington,

Cushman & Wakefield Negotiates $160M Sale of Medical Office Tower in Metro D.C.

CHEVY CHASE, MD. — Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated the $160 million sale of the Barlow Building, an 18-story, 293,852-square-foot medical office building in Chevy Chase. Amenities at the property include valet parking, a fitness center on the top floor, deli, conference center and a courtyard that houses a Starbucks. The property is located at 5454 Wisconsin Ave., less than one mile from the Friendship Heights Metro Rail Station and six miles north of downtown Washington, D.C. The …

Marriott Reports RevPAR Declined 84.4 Percent at its Hotels Worldwide in Second Quarter

BETHESDA, MD. — Marriott International (Nasdaq: MAR) has reported that its second-quarter revenue per available room (RevPAR) declined 84.4 percent worldwide at its hotels due to the coronavirus pandemic. RevPAR in its North American portfolio dropped 83.6 percent. Additionally, the hotelier’s occupancy rates are slowly recovering, having reached 34 percent during the week ending Aug. 1 after bottoming out at 11 percent April 11.Currently, 91 percent of the company’s hotels are open, …

Stag Industrial Signs Book Publisher to 1 MSF Industrial Lease in Hampstead, Maryland

HAMPSTEAD, MD. — Stag Industrial has signed a book publisher to a 1 million-square-foot industrial lease at 630 Hanover Pike in Hampstead. The lease was effective Aug. 1 and will last for five-and-a-half years with three months of free rent and 3 percent annual rent escalations. The property is situated 30 miles north of downtown Baltimore. As of June 30, Boston-based Stag’s portfolio comprised 457 buildings in 38 states with approximately 91.8 million rentable square

Hunt Real Estate Provides $6.4M Refinancing Loan for Multifamily Community in Metro Baltimore

GLEN BURNIE, MD. — Hunt Real Estate Capital has provided a $6.4 million Fannie Mae refinancing loan for Glen Burnie Town Apartments, a 54-unit multifamily community in Glen Burnie. The 12-year loan features a fixed interest rate and four years of interest-only payments. In addition, the closing provides $125,000 for renovations, including resurfacing a concrete courtyard, upgrading units and improving elevated walkways. The property offers two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Communal …

Greenberg Gibbons, Caves Valley Partners to Open Student Housing Community Within $350M Towson Row in August

TOWSON, MD. — Greenberg Gibbons and Caves Valley Partners will open Phase I of Towson Row, a $350 million mixed-use development in Towson, in August. The first phase includes Altus, a 214-unit student housing community that will include retail and restaurant space on the ground level.Gilbane Development Co. is developing and managing Altus, which is located at the corner of Susquehanna Avenue and Towson Row, one mile north of Towson University. Located on the first level of the Altus …

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open New Store in Baltimore on Wednesday

BALTIMORE — Sprouts Farmers Market will open a new store in Baltimore on Wednesday, July 22. The store, located at 3800 Boston St., will be the fifth location in Maryland for the Phoenix-based grocer. Sprouts is following CDC guidelines at the location, requiring employees to wear masks, promoting social distancing and installing plexiglass barriers at registers. The new Sprouts will be part of Collective at Canton, a 12-acre mixed-use development featuring multifamily units, an office …

Neuman Commercial Group Negotiates $4.3M Sale of Retail Property in Metro Baltimore

OWINGS MILLS, MD. — Neuman Commercial Group LLC has negotiated the $4.3 million sale of Metro Square, a 71,896-square-foot retail property in Owings Mills. Target shadow anchors the property, which includes the former 58,668-square-foot site of a Shoppers grocery store and one outparcel. The asset is located at 11120 Reisterstown Road, 21 miles northwest of downtown Baltimore. Gil Neuman of Neuman Commercial Group represented the seller, an undisclosed publicly traded REIT, and procured the …

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