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 …
By Karena Gilbert, Office & Investment Associate, Colliers With a population of a little more than 795,000, the Boise metro area has consistently ranked as one of the fastest-growing places in the nation. Ada and Canyon counties saw a population increase of 7.8 percent from 2020 to 2022. This growth has brought both business and talent to the Boise area and around the state. In a city already ripe with highly skilled, educated and community-minded people, the influx of more talent helped stimulate the growth of local and newly planted companies. Unemployment was 2.4 percent in June 2022, its lowest since May 2018. We are once again seeing companies that have to work to attract and retain employees in this growing market. Boise office tenants have returned to work. There is a degree of remote work, along with the adoption of hybrid work, as many employers and employees are unsure how many days per week anyone will be required in the office. There is a strong desire to have employees back to work as it fuels collaboration, mentorship and training. Companies that had thought about reducing their footprint are now reconsidering and finding value in having a collaborative environment. Boise has smaller office users …
ATHOL, IDAHO — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of a retail building located at 30601 N. Old Hwy 95 in Athol. A California-based private investor acquired the asset for an undisclosed price. Don McMinn of Marcus & Millichap represented the undisclosed seller in the deal. Dollar General occupies the 10,640-square-foot retail property, which was built in 2022, on a new 15-year triple-net lease. This location is the first Dollar General in the state of Idaho.
BOISE, IDAHO — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has arranged the sale of Regency Columbia Village, a 60-unit seniors housing community in Southeast Boise. Regency Columbia Village consists of four pods with 15 units each. The type of care was not disclosed. The Cottages acquired the property from an undisclosed seller for an undisclosed price.
MERIDIAN, IDAHO — Alder Industrial and its institutional partner have completed the disposition of a warehouse/distribution facility situated on 30.3 acres at 2316 W. Franklin Road in Meridian. Completed in early 2022, a Fortune 10 global e-commerce company leases the 141,360-square-foot building. Designed as a last-mile delivery station with top-shelf functionality, the Class A property features 33-foot clear heights, 9.7 percent office space, 15 dock doors and six drive-in doors, 50-foot by 50-foot column spacing with speed bays, 228-foot building depth, 208-foot truck court and an abundance of car, van and trailer parking. Will Strong, Jeff Chiate, Kirk Kuller, Greer Oliver and Connor Nebeker-Hay of Cushman & Wakefield’s National Industrial Advisory Group represented the seller in the transaction.
BOISE, IDAHO — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of a newly renovated industrial facility situated on more than 3 acres in Boise. An undisclosed buyer acquired the asset from an entity doing business as Emerald Town LLC for $17.7 million. Located at 11193 Emerald St., the 77,962-square-foot property was fully leased to four tenants at the time of sale. The property features five roll doors, an insulated roof, upgraded office and restroom space, upgraded freezer/cooler space, resurfaced and restriped parking lot and revamped dock door systems. Jennifer McEntee, Bree Wells and D.J. Thompson of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller in the deal.
MERIDIAN, IDAHO — PSRS has secured a $4.6 million refinancing for Gramercy and Mason Creek Retail, two retail assets in Meridian. Kostas Kavayiotidis and Jacob Lee of PSRS arranged the 65 percent loan-to-value, nonrecourse loan with a 10-year term and 30-year amortization for the undisclosed borrower. The properties consist of a total of four retail buildings featuring 14 units and 27,022 square feet. All buildings are fully occupied with a diverse mix of restaurants, local and national businesses.
NAMPA, CALDWELL AND BOISE, IDAHO — CommCap Advisors has arranged a $2.3 million loan for an apartment portfolio in Nampa, Caldwell and Boise. Totaling 20,070 square feet, the portfolio includes 820 and 824 17th Avenue South and 1615 2nd Street in Nampa, 1022 Main Street in Caldwell and 512 Warm Springs in Boise. Stephen Huelsman of CommCap Advisors arranged the 25-year loan, which features a 25-year amortization schedule, through a life insurance company.