MESA, ARIZ. — McCarthy Building Co., as general contractor, and SmithGroup, as designer, have broken ground on Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 12 (ISTB12), a $185 million project at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa. The multi-level research and education building will provide a centralized location for Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s new School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks. The 173,194-square-foot building will consist of three floors and 128,828 programmable square feet for office, meeting, industrial, research and collaboration spaces. The facility will also offer specific spaces and labs specializing in additive manufacturing; robotics for smart manufacturing and industry automation; cyber manufacturing and operations research; semiconductor manufacturing; and manufacturing systems for the energy sector. Completion is slated for November 2025. Partners on the project include WOODPATEL, PK Associates and Speedie & Associates, as well as additional integrated design services performed by SmithGroup, including MEP engineering, lab planning and landscape architecture.
GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Fore Property Co. has completed the sale of Cuvee, an apartment property located at 7200 N. 91st Ave. in Glendale. Pillar Communities acquired the Class A asset for $86 million. Completed in 2023, Cuvee features 310 apartments; two resort-style pools; a two-story, club-style fitness center; and a residential clubhouse with TV lounges, a game room, coffee bar and business center. Asher Gunter, Matt Pesch, Sean Cunningham and Austin Groen of CBRE represented the seller in the deal.
DENVER — MG Properties has acquired Bear Valley Park Apartments, a garden-style community in Denver, from Jackson Square Properties for $76 million. Located at 5775 W. Dartmouth Ave., Bear Valley Park Apartments features one- and two-bedroom units with stainless steel appliances, islands and designer finishes. The pet-friendly community offers a heated pool, outdoor fire pit, 24-hour package lockers, private parking lot with available garages, resident lounge, fitness center and spa. Jordan Robbins and Alex Possick of JLL Capital Markets represented the seller in the transaction. Charles Halladay, Rick Salinas, Brandon Smith and Annie Rice of JLL Capital Market arranged acquisition financing through Fannie Mae for MG Properties.
ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Seven Hills Realty Trust (NASDAQ: SEVN) has arranged a $29 million first mortgage floating rate bridge loan to refinance SunCoast Park Hotel Anaheim, located at 1640 S. Clementine St. in Anaheim. The borrower is Irvine-based SunCoast Properties. Part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, the select-service hotel features 174 guest rooms. The loan has a two-year initial term with three one-year extension options, subject to the borrower meeting certain requirements. SEVN’s manager, Tremont Realty Capital, was introduced to the transaction by Robert Douglas, which advised SunCoast Properties. Tremont Realty Capital is an affiliate of The RMR Group.
PHOENIX — NR Martens Development Co. (MDC) has broken ground on Park 91, a 20-acre, Class A industrial development at the southwest corner of 91st Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix. The 278,000-square-foot complex is the second phase of Logic Park, a 739,000-square-foot industrial park situated on 44 acres. Park 91 will include a 102,000-square-foot building and a 176,000-square-foot building, with the ability to serve tenants ranging in size from 20,000 square feet to 175,000 square feet. Completion is slated for late 2024. Ware Malcomb is serving as architect, Wespac as general contractor and Kimley-Horn as project engineer. Gary Anderson of Cushman & Wakefield is handling leasing for the project. Trez Capital, a private lender, provided construction financing for Park 91.
— By Tad Loran, Vice President, Retail Specialist, Avison Young | Western Alliance Commercial Inc. — The Northern Nevada retail sector has made quite a comeback post-pandemic as both the population and job market expand. The retail vacancy rate ended last year at 4.7 percent and increased 20 basis points to a current level of 4.9 percent, while market rent increased from $1.70 to $1.83 on a monthly basis for the same period. South Virginia, Meadowood, South Reno and the North Valleys are all recipients of a thriving market. Tenants that have recently entered the region or are expanding in Northern Nevada include Petco, Panera Bread, Colombia Sportswear, Voodoo Brewing Company, the Human Bean, Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, Mountain Mike Pizza, Take 5 Oil Change, AutoZone and Five Below. Tenants with recent closures include Bed Bath & Beyond, Lucky Brand Jeans, Tuesday Morning, Steak ‘n Shake, Sizzler Steakhouse and Claim Jumper. Unemployment in Nevada increased to 4.4 percent in July 2023 from 3.5 percent in December 2022. Even though there was an increase, this continued low unemployment rate has created a challenging labor market with employers lacking the necessary labor pool to grow. Unfortunately, this shortage has led to some prospective new businesses …
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — MBK Rental Living has completed the sale of Azure, a multifamily property in the Central Coast city of Santa Monica. Terms of the transaction were not released. Developed in MBK Rental Living and opened in September 2020, Azure features 318 one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 406 square feet to 1,211 square feet. The units feature open floor plans with vaulted ceilings, wood-style flooring, wall-controlled ceiling fans, gas ranges, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, closets with built-in shelves and covered patios with storage rooms. Community amenities include a modern farmhouse-style clubhouse with an entertainment kitchen; two resort-style swimming pools surrounded by cabanas and a firepit; two spas; traditional and Santa Maria-style barbecue grills; a 24-hour fitness center; futsal sports court; Tesla charging stations; two playgrounds; a dog park; pet spa; and business center. Azure is situated on 14 acres at 703 E. Meehan St. Kevin Green, Joseph Grabiec and Greg Harris of Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, represented the seller in the deal.
SEDONA, ARIZ. — MIG Real Estate has completed the sale of Sedona Real Inn & Suites, a hotel in Sedona, just south of Flagstaff. Wyoming-based Crystal Creek Capital purchased the property for an undisclosed price. Scott Hall, Aaron Lapping and Spencer Scott of Berkadia Hotels & Hospitality represented the seller in the deal. Sedona Real Inn & Suites features 89 guest rooms.
KALISPELL, MONT. — Gantry has arranged an $8.2 million permanent loan to retire construction financing from the development of Skyview Lofts. The property is located at 2105 Third Ave. E. in Kalispell, just north of Flathead Lake and approximately 70 miles south of the Canadian border. Skyview Lofts features 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments with open floor plans, high-speed fiber optic internet, in-unit washers/dryers and door-to-door trash service. Demetri Koston of Gantry’s Spokane, Wash., office secured the loan on behalf of the borrower, a private real estate company. Fannie Mae funded the 10-year loan with a 30-year amortization and full-term interest-only payments.
LEADVILLE, COLO. — NorthPeak Commercial Advisors has arranged the sale of an apartment building located at 921 Mount Massive Drive in Leadville, approximately 100 miles southwest of Denver. The asset traded for $7 million, or $250,000 per unit. The names of the buyer and seller were not released. Joe Hornstein and Scott Fetter of NorthPeak Commercial Advisors represented the buyer and seller in the transaction. The 26,040-square-foot apartment building features 28 units.