Alliant Credit Union Provides Three Loans Totaling $51M for Student Housing Deals in Southeast, Texas

CHICAGO — Chicago-based Alliant Credit Union has provided over $51 million in financing for three student housing properties located near Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. In Baton Rouge, Alliant provided acquisition financing to Versity Investments for a student housing property comprising 244 residential units and 466 beds. Located one mile south of LSU, the property was 100 percent occupied …

Easterly Government Properties to Acquire 10-Property VA Portfolio for $635.6M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Easterly Government Properties Inc. (NYSE: DEA) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 1.2 million-square-foot, 10-property portfolio of facilities leased to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for $635.6 million. The properties will be purchased in a joint venture with an undisclosed global investor, with Easterly retaining a 53 percent stake in the portfolio. Two of the properties are open, while the other eight are currently under …

Embrey Disposes of 322-Unit Multifamily Community in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Embrey Partners LLC, a San Antonio-based real estate investment and development firm, has disposed of Knox at MetroCenter, a 322-unit multifamily community in Nashville. Newmark brokered the sale. The sales price and buyer were not disclosed.Located at 101 Athens Way, Knox at Metrocenter is located about three miles north of downtown Nashville and overlooks Amulet Lake. The apartment property has one- and two-bedroom floorplans with units featuring 9-foot ceilings, …

Law Firm Signs 180,000 SF Headquarters Lease at Office Tower in Downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, a law firm with offices in Tennessee and Washington, D.C., has signed a lease for a 180,000-square-foot space within Nashville Yards, an 18-acre mixed-use project in downtown Nashville. The office space will serve as the law firm’s new corporate headquarters.Bass, Berry & Sims will occupy space in the top eight floors in the Nashville Yards’ first multi-tenant office building, a 35-story tower with 650,000 square feet of office space …

Knighthead Funding Provides $33M Construction Loan for Mixed-Use Residential Project in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Knighthead Funding LLC has provided a $33 million construction loan for the development of Pie Town, a mixed-use residential property in Nashville. The financing is the fourth loan that Knighthead has provided to the sponsor, Nashville-based CA South Development. Peter Illuzzi of Knighthead originated the loan.Located at 629 7th Ave. S near downtown Nashville, Pie Town will be a five-floor project. The property will include 78 condominium units located over ground-floor …

Joint Venture Breaks Ground on $263M River North Mixed-Use Project in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — MRP Realty and Creek Lane Capital have broken ground on Phase I of River North, a 1.3 million-square-foot, master-planned, mixed-use project located along the Cumberland River in Nashville. The development cost for Phase I is $263 million. JLL brokered a $160 million construction loan for Phase I.Phase I will feature 817,070 square feet of development, including 651 apartment units, 78,000 square feet of office space and approximately 80,000 square feet of retail space …

Holladay Purchases Factory at Franklin in Metro Nashville for $56M, Plans to Expand Office Space

FRANKLIN, TENN. — Holladay Properties has purchased The Factory at Franklin, a former stove-making factory in Franklin, for $56 million. Madison Wenzler of Cushman & Wakefield represented Holladay in the sale, and John Haynes of the Bradley law firm provided legal counsel. The seller was not disclosed. Allen Arender of Holladay plans to oversee the redevelopment of the property, along with development partner Ronnie Wenzler of Cushman & Wakefield.Built in 1929, The Factory is a …

Ford Plans $11.4B in Electrical Vehicle Manufacturing Developments in Tennessee, Kentucky

STANTON, TENN., AND GLENDALE, KY. — Ford (NYSE: F) has unveiled plans to build Blue Oval City, a massive manufacturing campus for its electric vehicles in the tiny town of Stanton, approximately 50 miles northeast of Memphis and with a population of fewer than 500 people. In addition, the car builder is planning the BlueOvalSK Battery Park manufacturing campus in Glendale, approximately 50 miles south of Louisville, to produce the lithium-ion batteries that power those electric …

PGIM Real Estate Provides $250M Acquisition Financing for Five-State Core Logistics Portfolio

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. — PGIM Real Estate has provided $250 million in fixed-rate debt to Santa Monica-based GLP Capital Partners LP. The funds will be used to acquire a five-property core logistics portfolio located across Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Memphis and California’s Central Valley.All five of the properties were acquired on behalf of GLP Capital Partners IV, a closed-end, discretionary private equity fund. The portfolio is fully leased to four nationally recognized …

High Demand for Memphis Industrial Leading to Another Record-Shattering Year

Fueled by the acceleration of e-commerce amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Memphis industrial market’s record-setting momentum continued into the first half of the year. Demand fundamentals are the strongest they’ve ever been, with lease transaction volume at mid-year exceeding 12.2 million square feet for the second year in a row and total market direct net absorption reaching an unprecedented 5.3 million square feet.To put these numbers in perspective, lease transaction volume and …

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