CALDWELL, IDAHO — StorageMart, the largest privately-owned self-storage company, has expanded its footprint in Caldwell. The company has added two storage facilities with a combined net rentable space of 131,686 square feet, providing customers with a variety of storage unit sizes and drive-up options. The storage properties provide a range of unit sizes from compact five-foot by five-foot units to 10-foot by 30-foot units. StorageMart continues to grow its presence in Idaho, catering to the increasing demand for self-storage solutions in the area.
BOISE, IDAHO — Capstone Cos. has expanded its brokerage firm with a new regional office in Boise. Colton Yasinski, who has transacted hundreds of units in the Idaho market, including affordable LIHTC product, value-add multifamily and Class A market rate assets, leads the new office. Expanding into Boise reinforces Capstone’s presence in the Western U.S. as the company seeks rapid growth and expansion in the multifamily sector. With the opening of this new office, Capstone continues its nationwide growth with a total of 21 offices and more than $12 billion in sales.
MERIDIAN, IDAHO — Wood Investments Cos. has announced the opening of a 42,212-square-foot PGA Tour Superstore at Gateway Marketplace, a 135,732-square-foot retail center in the Boise suburb of Meridian. The store now leases the former Rosauers grocery store space. Other tenants at the center include Trader Joe’s, Mecca Gym, Land Ocean, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Le Peep, Mathnasium and Orange Theory. Andrea Nilson, LeAnn Hume, Travis Dunn, Julie Kissler and Braydon Torres of Cushman & Wakefield handle leasing at the property. Stuart Thain of Colliers represented the tenant in the leasing negotiations.
TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — Wood Investments Cos. has announced the addition of three new tenants to Canyon Park West, a 160,140-square-foot retail center in Twin Falls. Natural Grocers plans to open a 20,000-square-foot store at the property this fall. Additionally, Ashley HomeStore and Carter’s have signed leases totaling 18,000 and 4,084 square feet, respectively, and are now open at the center.
MERIDIAN, IDAHO — Developer Morgan Stonehill, with Los Angeles-based Newman Garrison + Partners as architect, has released plans for Seasons at Meridian, a 360-unit apartment community located at 2700 E. Overland Road in Meridian, a western suburb of Boise. The team broke ground on the development in January. Seasons at Meridian will feature 10 residential buildings arranged around an open-air courtyard space. Each building will offer a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 488 square feet to 1,328 square feet. The community will offer more than 30,000 square feet of amenity space, including a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, a pool, park, community garden, fitness facility, bike maintenance room and barbecue areas. Additionally, the project is designed to provide direct pedestrian linkages to the adjacent commercial and retail developments with access to nearby recreational trails, landscaped areas and pocket parks. Completion is slated for second-quarter 2025.
BOISE, IDAHO — Hawkins Cos. has obtained $56 million in construction financing for the development of Canyon Ridge, a five-building apartment property in Boise. Sunwest Bank provided the financing. Canyon Ridge will offer 287 apartments, a resort-style outdoor pool, dog park, two playgrounds, a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, coworking lab, covered barbecue with indoor/outdoor fireplace, fitness center and other common areas. Preleasing is scheduled to begin in spring 2024, with completion slated for May 2025. Dave Karson, Chris Moyer, Paul Roeter and Meredith Donovan of Cushman & Wakefield’s equity, debt and structured finance team represented Boise-based Hawkins Cos. in the transaction.
PHOENIX — Phoenix-based Wentworth Property Co., in a joint venture with an institutional equity investor, has completed the disposition of a portfolio of 18 self-storage properties across Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. A New York-based investment management company acquired the portfolio for $266.2 million. In total, the portfolio includes 9,600 storage units and 1.3 million square feet of rentable space. Six properties are in the greater Phoenix area, four facilities are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, two assets are in El Paso, Texas, three properties are in Salt Lake City, two properties are in Denver and one asset is in Boise, Idaho. John Smeck and Alix Hanna of Colliers Arizona, along with Grant Frankel, Adam Licari, John Caraviello and Lucas Blumenfeld of Eastdil Secured’s New York City office, arranged $160 million in non-recourse, fixed-rate financing for the buyer. Tom Gustafson of Colliers’ National Self Storage team in Cleveland, Ohio, procured the buyer for the off-market transaction.
COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO — Ironwood Partners LLC has completed the disposition of Ironwood Square, a retail center in Coeur d’Alene. EMES Ironwood LLC acquired the property for an undisclosed price. Kobe Furqueron of Marcus & Millichap’s Salt Lake City office represented the seller, while Allan Friedman of Westlake Associates procured the buyer in the deal. Adam Lewis is Marcus & Millichap’s brokers of record in Idaho. At the time of sale, the 105,406-square-foot Ironwood Square was 96.2 percent occupied. Current tenants include Staples, Rite Aid, Holiday’s Hallmark, Wells Fargo, Tesoro Fuel Center, Beyoutiful Hot Yoga and Norco Medical. Staples and Rite Aid recently extended their leases by seven and 10 years, respectively.
By Chris Pearson, Industrial Specialist, TOK Commercial Idaho remains a prime area for industrial growth in 2022, with nearly 180 deals completed across Southern Idaho’s top markets. Activity is strongest in the Boise MSA as more than 1.2 million square feet of net absorption has been recorded so far in 2022. This is up from 1.1 million square feet at the end of June 2021. Top deals for the year include Federated Ordinance leasing 265,200 square feet of new construction in Caldwell, as well as Amazon leasing 141,400 square feet in North Meridian. Overall industrial vacancy has remained low across Idaho. Total vacancy in the Boise area has been below 1.5 percent over the past 12 months. It currently sits at 1.2 percent. Vacancy is slightly higher in the Magic Valley & Eastern Idaho MSAs, with total vacancy above 2.5 percent in both markets. However, total vacancy in Idaho Falls, the largest market in Eastern Idaho, hit a historic low of 1.3 percent in June. Vacancy is also at a record low in Twin Falls, the Magic Valley’s main industrial hub, which is currently at just 0.2 percent. Based on vacancy alone, supply appears to lag behind demand. This should not remain the case for …
By Brandon Rawlins, Principal Broker, and Bronson Rawlins, Retail Lead and Associate, JLL Like much of the country, the Idaho retail market is seeing a strong rebound in various retail sectors that appeal to the return of social gatherings and a hybrid approach to work life. Moreover, experiential retail is making a strong comeback as consumers crave fun and a return to normalcy. According to JLL’s recent Retail Outlook report, retail fundamentals continue to improve across most of the country, but particularly in the Sunbelt states. Shoppers are heading back to stores, moviegoers are going back to the theaters, and new demand for fun and immersive experiences is on the rise. The Boise area is no exception, with the announcement of several new major players, including Top Golf, Scheels and several mixed-use concepts that appeal to the new hybrid work experience that combines food, shopping and residential. Eatertainment concepts — entertainment with an emphasis on food and beverage — saw a national traffic surge of 22 percent from April 2019 levels and more than 36 percent year over year. Interestingly, retail activity is not just taking place in certain submarkets or neighborhoods; there is strong activity throughout the entire state. The impact of these developments will bring new tenants …