First-Time Claims for Unemployment Insurance Increase to 744,000, Higher Than Expected

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A total of 744,000 Americans filed for first time unemployment assistance for the week that ended April 3, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The amount of initial jobless claims was higher than the 694,000 figure that economists surveyed by Dow Jones predicted and is an increase of 16,000 from last week’s revised total of 728,000. Last week, the original number of first time unemployment claims were a total of 719,000. Continuing claims, for which data lags …

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges Sale of 710,962 SF Distribution Center in Lakeland, Florida

LAKELAND, FLA. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of Dragstrip Logistics Center, a 710,962-square-foot, Class A distribution center located in Lakeland. Amazon is a tenant at the facility, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Mike Davis, Rick Brugge, Stewart Calhoun, Rick Colon, Casey Masters, Dominic Montazemi and Zachary Eicholtz of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, Atlanta-based Ackerman & Co., in the transaction. Led by Steve Centrella, Intercontinental Real …

Concord Communities Acquires Four Apartment Properties in Northeast Baltimore for $29.5M

BALTIMORE, MD. — Concord Communities, a Washington, D.C.-based affordable housing owner and developer, has acquired four apartment properties totaling 340 units in northeast Baltimore for $29.5 million. Ralph Crozier led the acquisition on behalf of Concord Communities on an internal basis, and Christine Espenshade of Newmark represented the seller. The sales price and seller were not disclosed.The communities — Walther Avenue Apartments, Hazelcrest Apartments and Northern Village …

Selig Enterprises, Pension Fund Acquire 421,000 SF Lenox Marketplace in Atlanta’s Buckhead District

ATLANTA — Atlanta-based Selig Enterprises and State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio have acquired Lenox Marketplace, a 421,000-square-foot retail center in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. Selig will oversee leasing at the center and will serve as the asset and property manager. The seller and sales price were not disclosed. Located at the intersection of Peachtree and Wieuca roads and across the street from Phipps Plaza, Lenox Marketplace spans 9.4 acres with a mix of retail and dining …

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $7.6M Sale of Store in Rockingham, North Carolina Leased to Lowe’s

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Don McMinn of Marcus & Millichap’s Taylor McMinn Retail Group has brokered the $7.6 million sale of a 129,529-square-foot retail store leased to Lowe’s Home Improvement in Rockingham, a suburb of Charlotte. Realty Income, a net-lease REIT based in San Diego, purchased the property from the seller, an entity doing business as Tri City Rockingham LLC.The Lowe’s Home Improvement property is located at 1300-A E Broad Ave. and is located near a FastMed Urgent Care, …

Kirkland Co. Negotiates $7.6M Sale of Griffin Gate Apartments in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

HOPKINSVILLE, KY. — Brian Devlin, Brandon Wilson and John Seale of The Kirkland Co. have brokered the $7.6 million sale of Griffin Gate, an 80-unit multifamily complex located in Hopkinsville. The buyer was Fisher Bay LLC and the seller was Drury-McCoy LLC.Griffin Gate includes one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. The property is located at 302 Griffin Gate Drive, close to the Nashville MSA and about 18 miles from Fort Campbell. The community amenities and features include a pool …

Berkadia Brokers $75M Sale of East Ponce Village Multifamily Property in Tucker, Georgia

TUCKER, GA. — Berkadia has brokered the $75 million sale of East Ponce Village, a 977-unit, garden-style multifamily property in Tucker. Judy MacManus, Matt White, Paul Vetter and Andrew Mays of Berkadia’s Atlanta office completed the sale on behalf of the buyer, Pennsylvania-based Adams Investor Group. The seller was Toronto-based Medallion Corp.Formerly known as 13Ten, East Ponce Village spans 100 acres at 1310 Wood Bend Drive. The community features one- and two-bedroom floor plans …

DHCD Provides Construction Financing for 54-Unit Affordable Seniors Housing Project in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has provided financing from local and federal resources to develop 54 affordable housing units in Wards 4 at the Abrams Hall Senior Apartments in Washington, D.C.Abrams Hall Senior LP, a joint venture between Urban Atlantic and nonprofit organization Housing Up, received $2.4 million from the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund (HPTF) to develop the assisted living facility located at 1320 Main Drive NW. …

Bank OZK Provides $64.8M Construction Loan for Natura Gardens Apartments in Miami

MIAMI — Bank OZK has provided $64.8 million in construction financing to Terra and New Valley, the development partners of Natura Gardens, a multifamily community in Miami. The loan will fund the ongoing construction of the 23-acre community, which will encompass 460 garden-style apartments across 12 three-story residential buildings. The development broke ground in February 2021 and vertical construction is slated for completion by late 2022. Situated along NW 170th Street between …

Aztec Group Arranges $15.4M Sale of Lincoln Square Office Complex in Metro Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. — Aztec Group Inc., a real estate investment and merchant banking firm, has arranged the $15.4 million sale of Lincoln Square, a 116,560-square-foot suburban office complex located at 18405 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. Peter Mekras and Brell Tarich of Aztec Group led the transaction.Miami-based TM Real Estate Group ran a marketing process to sell the property at the end of 2020. Aztec assisted the seller with selecting the buyer, Preminger Investments, which assumed …

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