Baltimore’s Stable Apartment Market Attracts New, Returning Buyers

Consistent with much of the nation, the Mid-Atlantic region locked down at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. However, by late August 2020 and throughout the first quarter of 2021, activity in the multifamily asset class picked up considerably.As operations stabilized and investors could better determine valuations, regional transaction volume quickly heated up as investors returned with pent-up demand. Aided in part by the continued government stimulus and rent regulation in …

TPG Real Estate, Bainbridge Acquire Waterfront Multifamily Community in Annapolis for $154M

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — A joint venture between TPG Real Estate and The Bainbridge Cos. has acquired Watergate Pointe, a 608-unit waterfront multifamily community located at 655 Americana Drive in Annapolis, for $154 million or $253,290 per unit. Dean Sigmon, Robin Williams, Justin Shay and Michael D’Amelio of Transwestern Real Estate Services represented the seller, Castle Lanterra Properties, in the disposition of the community.The 31.2-acre property sits on a peninsula connected to the …

RPAI Plans to Develop 125,000 SF Medical Office Building in Largo, Maryland

LARGO, MD. — Retail Properties of America Inc. (RPAI) plans to begin developing the first building within Carillon, a planned mixed-use development in Largo. Construction on the first building known as The Ella, a 125,000-square-foot medical office building, will begin in the second half of 2021.The Ella will be situated 300 feet from the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center. The property will also be located close to the Largo Town Center Metro Blue and Silver lines, …

KeyBank Funds $18M Acquisition Loan for Manufactured Housing Community in Dundalk, Maryland

DUNDALK, MD. — KeyBank Real Estate Capital has secured an $18 million Fannie Mae acquisition loan for a manufactured housing community in Dundalk known as Briarwood Estates. The borrower is a partnership between Dahn Corp., a Newport Beach, Calif.-based real estate investment and asset management company, and Orlando-based Elevation Capital Group.The property represents the first purchase for Elevation’s investment fund Elevation Fund 8 LLC, which focuses on self-storage and …

Baltimore’s Industrial Market is Stronger Than Ever, And There’s More to Come

Baltimore’s industrial market has been flourishing for years, but current trends suggest it may be poised to become one of the hottest markets in the United States over the next few years. Supporting these dynamics will be continued growth in e-commerce, a new emphasis by manufacturers and retailers on expanding their “safety stock” in warehouses and increasing land constraints in the Mid-Atlantic. The confluence of these trends is expected to drive average Baltimore industrial rents at …

Harbor Group International Sells 748-Unit Multifamily Community in Metro D.C.

GAITHERSBURG, MD. — Harbor Group International LLC (HGI) has sold The Gateway, a 748-unit apartment community in Gaithersburg, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. The buyer was Bridge Investment Group and the sales price was not disclosed.The Gateway was previously known as Jefferson at Orchard Pond. HGI acquired the property in 2015 and instituted a capital improvement program that included an HVAC conversion project to decrease net utility costs of the property, as well as addressing …

Under Armour’s First-Quarter Sales Exceed Analysts’ Estimates, Surpass Previous Year

BALTIMORE — Athletic apparel giant Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) has reported $1.3 billion in sales in its fiscal first quarter of 2021, a 35 percent jump from last year’s first-quarter sales. The Baltimore-based company’s fiscal first quarter ended on March 31.Under Armour’s earnings in the quarter totaled 16 cents per share, which far surpasses the 3 cents expected by analysts, according to CNBC. The company reported an increase of $1.26 billion in revenue from the $930.2 million …

JLL Arranges $82.6M Construction Financing for Multifamily Project in Columbia, Maryland

COLUMBIA, MD. — JLL has arranged an $82.6 million construction loan for the development of Marlow, a 472-unit apartment community with 32,340 square feet of ground-floor retail space located in downtown Columbia. Mark Gibson, Jamie Leachman, Drake Greer and Jackson Cabot of JLL secured the floating-rate construction loan on behalf of the borrower, an affiliate of The Howard Hughes Corp. The four-year loan includes a one-year extension option.Located at 6200 Valencia Lane, Marlow will …

Phillips Realty Capital Secures $58M Construction Financing for Apartment Project in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

UPPER MARLBORO, MD. — Phillips Realty Capital has secured $58 million in debt and equity financing for the construction of St. Joseph Apartments, a four-story, 268-unit multifamily project in Upper Marlboro. Mark Remington and Alec Jenkins of Phillips Realty arranged a $45.1 million construction loan through United Bank on behalf of the borrower, Varsity Investment Group. Additionally, Remington and Jenkins sourced a $12.8 million preferred equity investment by FCP.St. Joseph Apartments …

Matan to Open U.S. Manufacturing Facility for Ellume in Frederick, Maryland

FREDERICK, MD. — Matan will open a U.S. manufacturing facility in Frederick for the digital diagnostics company, Ellume. Once fully operational, the facility will have the capacity to produce 19 million Ellume COVID-19 Home Tests per month. The facility is on track to begin limited operation in the second half of 2021, and will be Ellume's first U.S. located facility.The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test was the first rapid COVID-19 self-test to be granted Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. …

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