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The Terrible T’s of Inventory: Timing and Taxes

Inventory taxes pose an additional cost of doing business in more than a dozen states, and despite efforts to mitigate the competitive disadvantage the practice creates for many taxpayers, policymakers have yet to propose an equitable fix. Virtually all states employ a property tax at the state or local level. The most common target is real property, which is land and land improvements; and tangible personal property such as fixtures, machinery and equipment. [caption …

VICI Properties Acquires Three Casinos in Missouri, West Virginia for $278M

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., CARUTHERSVILLE, MO., AND NEW CUMBERLAND, W.V. — VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE: VICI), a New York City-based REIT that specializes in casinos, has acquired three such properties in Missouri and West Virginia. Eldorado Resorts Inc. sold the assets for $278 million in an all-cash deal. In Missouri, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau is located in Cape Girardeau in the southern part of the state, while Lady Luck Casino is a riverboat casino in Caruthersville, located even further …

Heidenberg, Strategic Real Estate Open 22,000 SF Marshalls Within Potomac Marketplace in West Virginia

RANSON, W.VA. — Heidenberg Properties Group and Strategic Real Estate Partners have opened the 22,000-square-foot Marshalls at The Potomac Marketplace in Ranson. In March, the two companies announced they reached a leasing agreement with The TJX Cos., the parent company of Marshalls, and would need to immediately expand the center between Kohl’s and Petco. The center now spans 379,000 square feet following the expansion. Marshalls joins other retail tenants such as AT&T, Weis Markets, …

Palomar Group Trades 135,804 SF, Kroger-Anchored Shopping Center in Oak Hill, West Virginia

OAK HILL, W.VA. — The Palomar Group has sold Fayette Square, a 135,804-square-foot, Kroger-anchored shopping center in Oak Hill. The property was 92 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including Kroger, Goodwill, Burger King, Big Lots, Sherwin Williams, Anytime Fitness and AutoZone. Kroger recently renewed its lease for another five-year term at the location, which is situated three miles north of downtown Oak Hill. The buyer and sales price were not

MedProperties Acquires Medical Office Portfolio Totaling 112,212 SF in West Virginia, Ohio

VIENNA, W.VA. AND BELPRE, OHIO — MedProperties Realty Advisors LLC has acquired a 92,212-square-foot medical office building (MOB) in Vienna and a two-building MOB/ambulatory surgery center spanning 20,000 square feet in neighboring Belpre. Both properties are leased to the West Virginia University (WVU) Health System and upon closing of the sale, WVU entered into a new 15-year lease at both properties. In Vienna, the two-story MOB was originally built in 1982, renovated in 2009 and expanded …

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $9.6M Sale of Apartment Complex in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. — Marcus & Millichap has negotiated the $9.6 million sale of Shenandoah Village, a 143-unit apartment complex in Martinsburg. The property was built in 1973 and offers one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Dana Newton and Mike Maxwell of Marcus & Millichap represented the buyer and seller, both undisclosed limited liability companies, in the

Busy Beaver to Open Fourth West Virginia Location in April

ELKINS, W.VA. — Busy Beaver, a home improvement store, will open a location in Elkins, West Virginia on April 10. The 33,000-square-foot store will be its fourth in the state. It will be situated at 731 Beverly Pike and will feature a lumber yard and farm and ranch departments. The new site will house 20 full-time and 10 to 15 part-time employees. This is Busy Beaver’s 22nd location, with three stores in Ohio and 15 in western Pennsylvania. …

NorthMarq Arranges $8.2M Refinancing for Hotel in Huntington, West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — NorthMarq Capital has arranged $8.2 million in refinancing for Fairfield Inn & Suites in Huntington. The fixed-rate, non-recourse loan was structured with a 10-year term and a 20-year amortization schedule. The 106-room hotel features a picnic area, valet dry-cleaning and car rental services. Randy Waddell of NorthMarq arranged the loan on behalf of the borrower, H&W

Regency Properties Acquires Three Retail Centers in West Virginia

ELKINS AND SUMMERSVILLE, W.VA. — Regency Properties has purchased three shopping centers in West Virginia for an undisclosed price. The three properties will add a combined total of 319,194 square feet to Regency’s portfolio. The portfolio includes the 145,127-square-foot Merchants Walk, a center in Summersville leased to Dollar Tree, AT&T, Hibbett Sports, Peebles and Anytime Fitness. The other assets include Valley Pointe and The Plantation, both of which are located in Elkins. The …

Marcus & Millichap Negotiates $29.2M Sale of Two Multifamily Assets Near West Virginia University

MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $29.2 million sale of two multifamily communities in Morgantown. The sale included Bon Vista and The Villas, a 350-unit complex located on Stewartstown Road, and the 59-unit Barrington North, located roughly two miles away on Wedgewood Drive. Both properties are near West Virginia University and the 1,000-acre WestRidge Business Park development. Community amenities across the properties include basketball and tennis courts, covered …

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