CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Northridge Capital, an independent real estate management firm based in Washington, D.C., has sold a historic creative office building in Charlotte’s FreeMoreWest submarket. An undisclosed real estate investment firm based in Charlotte purchased Grinnell Water Works, located at 1435 W. Morehead St., for $19.2 million. Alex Olofson of Stream Realty Partners and Jared Londry of PointBlank Ventures represented Northridge Capital in the transaction. Grinnell Water Works was built in 1930 and offers approximately 52,000 square feet of rentable office space across two floors. The asset was 70 percent leased at the time of sale.
Divaris Brokers $14.8M Sale of Russ Avenue Shopping Center in Waynesville, North Carolina
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Divaris Real Estate has brokered the $14.8 million sale of Russ Avenue Plaza, a shopping center located at 1153-1220 Russ Ave. in Waynesville, approximately 26 miles west of Asheville, N.C. The 17-acre retail property formerly housed a big-box Kmart store. Jessica Johnson of Divaris represented the seller, an entity doing business as Russ Avenue Plaza LLC, in the transaction. The buyer and future plans for Russ Avenue Plaza were not disclosed.
Greystone Provides $24.1M HUD-Insured Loan for Metro Charlotte Apartment Community
HICKORY, N.C. — Greystone has provided a $24.1 million HUD 223(f) loan for the refinancing of Argyle Place Apartments, a 216-unit multifamily community located in the Charlotte suburb of Hickory. Lisa Fischman of Greystone originated the loan on behalf of the borrower, Pressly Development Co. The HUD-insured loan carries a 35-year term and amortization schedule along with a low, fixed interest rate. In addition to refinancing, loan proceeds enable Pressly Development to make renovations to Argyle Place and fund new construction projects. The property features one-, two- and three-bedroom units that were originally constructed in 1987 and 2001 and renovated in 2018.
Providence Acquires Two Retail Parcels in Charlotte’s South End
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Providence Group Capital (PGC) has acquired two parcels located at 2429 and 2511 South Tryon St. in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood. Totaling roughly 1.3 acres, the sites feature three existing buildings comprising more than 17,500 square feet. Tenants at the buildings include Euro Cars South End, A&T Auto Body Shop and Paws Whiskers & Wags. PGC has purchased 15 sites in the same section of South End over the past 18 months. Hayes Faulkenberry of Land Advisors represented PGC in the acquisition of 2429 South Tryon St., and Lauren Bremer of The Nichols Co. represented the seller in the sale of 2501 South Tryon St. Providence Group Management Services will manage both properties.
Renesas Electronics Signs 88,998 SF Office Lease at Forty540 II in Morrisville, North Carolina
MORRISVILLE, N.C. — California-based Renesas Electronics America, a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corp., has signed an office lease at Forty540 II in Morrisville, about 15 miles west of Raleigh. The company now occupies 88,998 square feet at the building, bringing the property to 95 percent occupancy. Built in 2021, Forty540 II totals 198,424 square feet across five stories at 710 Slater Road. Amenities at the building include a fitness center, showers, an internet café and prominent signage opportunities. Brad Corsmeier and Ed Pulliam of CBRE|Raleigh handle leasing at the property, which is managed by the firm’s Property Management group.
Colliers Arranges $3.5M Sale of Lynnwood Plaza Retail Strip Center in Raleigh
RALEIGH, N.C. — Colliers has arranged the $3.5 million sale of Lynwood Plaza, a retail strip center located at 4800 Grove Barton Road in Raleigh. Tenants at the 8,943-square-foot property include Little Caesars, Nail Image Salon, Board & Brush and Salt & Lime Cabo Grill. David Stowe of Colliers represented the seller in the transaction, and Rikky Goswami of Insight Property Group represented the buyer. Both parties requested anonymity.
Swinerton Tops Out $80M Joinery Apartment Development in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Swinerton has topped out the second phase of The Joinery, which comprises two seven-story apartment buildings in Charlotte’s Optimist Park neighborhood totaling 360 units and 30,000 square feet of commercial space. The developer, Space Craft, expects to deliver the first building located at 420 E. 22nd St. by the end of the year and the second building located at 1816 N. Brevard St. by summer 2024. Phase II of The Joinery’s construction costs total $80 million, according to Swinerton. The project comprises two two- story concrete podiums with five levels of apartments atop wrapped in a hybrid cross-laminated timber system provided by Timberlab, an affiliate of Swinerton. Phase I of The Joinery, which was also constructed by Swinerton, is a six-story building totaling 83 apartments and 2,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
GTIS Purchases Warehouses in Tennessee, North Carolina for $100M
MT. JULIET, TENN. AND STATESVILLE, N.C. — GTIS Partners has purchased two warehouses located in Tennessee and North Carolina for more than $100 million. Together, the properties comprise 943,030 square feet. The seller(s) was not disclosed. Located in the Nashville suburb of Mt. Juliet, the first warehouse, Midway 840, totals 643,410 square feet and was leased to a global third-party logistics company at the time of sale. The second warehouse is located at 607 Meacham Road in Statesville, which is roughly 40 miles north of Charlotte, and totals 309,620 square feet. Dura Supreme, a Minnesota-based cabinet manufacturer, occupies 607 Meacham Road. The site features an additional 105,000 square feet for potential development.
RangeWater to Develop 350-Unit Kingsman Multifamily Community in Charlotte’s Lower South End
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —Atlanta-based RangeWater has acquired 3.8 acres in Charlotte’s Lower South End for the development of The Kingsman, a 350-unit multifamily community. Located at 4700 Nations Crossing, the community will include apartments in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts ranging from 543 to 1,519 square feet. Amenities will include a dog park and spa, pool, clubroom, coworking spaces, micro-offices, outdoor grills and fireplaces, a fitness center and a sky lounge. Construction is scheduled to begin this month, with move-ins expected to begin in April 2025. This marks RangeWater’s ninth development in the Charlotte market.
Benderson Purchases Two Trader Joe’s-Leased Retail Properties in the Carolinas
ASHEVILLE, N.C. AND COLUMBIA, S.C. — University Park, Fla.-based Benderson Development has purchased two single-tenant retail properties located at 120 Merrimon Ave. in Asheville and 4516 Forest Drive in Columbia. Both properties are leased to grocer Trader Joe’s. The seller for both stores is Los Angeles-based CIM Group. The sales price were not disclosed.