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Stars Are Aligned for Twin Cities’ Apartment Market to Remain Strong

Following the recession, demand for multifamily development took off in many areas of the country. We predicted it as significant economic and demographic changes were happening, spurring a shift from homeownership to renting. As a result, the multifamily sector experienced a resurgence that hadn’t been seen in decades. In some cities where an abundance of multifamily projects have been delivered, there is discussion of potential saturation. That’s not the case in the Twin Cities of …

Grocers, Redevelopment Projects Highlight Twin Cities Retail

It’s hard to argue with the fact that the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas are among the most economically dynamic and socially vibrant cities in the United States. With a thriving business environment, strong growth and impressive demographics, Minnesota consistently ranks in the top five of the most educated states in America, according to the United States Census Bureau. The Twin Cities also boast an expanding workforce, outstanding public transportation network and a booming …

Office, Multifamily Developers Capitalize on Growth in Twin Cities’ West End

[caption id="attachment_133584" align="alignright" width="100"] Brian Woolsey, DTZ[/caption] You can hardly open the local paper lately without reading that “Downtown is hot right now; urban living is great.” Yes, downtown is booming. The suburbs are also riding the wave of new mixed-use development and could see more success. It may surprise some, but office vacancy rates and rental rates along I-394 and I-494 rival, and sometimes trump, downtown Minneapolis. The message is clear: …

CVS Health Agrees to Take Over Target Pharmacies, Clinics in $1.9B Deal

WOONSOCKET, R.I. AND MINNEAPOLIS — CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) has agreed to acquire Target's (NYSE: TGT) pharmacy and clinic businesses for about $1.9 billion. The acquisition includes more than 1,660 pharmacies throughout 47 states. They will operate as a “store-within-a-store” format, and will be rebranded as CVS/pharmacy. The purchase also includes Target’s 80 in-store health clinics, which will now fall under the CVS MinuteClinic flag. CVS also plans to open 20 new clinics …

Grandbridge Finances $6M Debt and Equity for Property in Fridley, Minn.

FRIDLEY, MINN. — Grandbridge Real Estate Capital has provided a $4.1 million first mortgage and raised additional equity funds from a regional equity fund secured by a 150,000-square-foot office/tech/warehouse property in Fridley. Minneapolis-based Dave Rasmusen of Grandbridge originated the debt and equity. Grandbridge worked with the borrower, an affiliate of Hoyt Properties, and lender to structure the transaction to meet the borrower’s objectives. The client sought to purchase the …

M&M Arranges Sale of Two Childcare Properties in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL AND ROSEVILLE, MINN. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $850,000 sale of two Kindercare Learning Centers located in Minnesota. The properties are located at 1541 Humboldt Ave. in Saint Paul and 2186 Fairview Ave. N. in Roseville. Reed Fenton and Tammy Saia of Marcus & Millichap’s Chicago Oak Brook office represented the seller and the buyer, both private investors. Craig Patterson of the firm assisted in closing the transaction. The property at 1541 Humboldt Ave. was …

Oak Grove Capital Arranges $35.9M FHA Loan for Apartments in Woodbury, Minn.

WOODBURY, MINN. — Oak Grove Capital has arranged a $35.9 million FHA loan for Uptown at City Walk, a 245-unit multifamily apartment complex in Woodbury. Tim Leonhard, managing director of Oak Grove Capital, secured the interest rate modification loan for the undisclosed

Dougherty Arranges $2M HUD Loan for Westgate Townhomes in Minnesota

NEW PRAGUE, MINN. — Dougherty Mortgage LLC in partnership with the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency has arranged a $2 million HUD 223(f) loan for the refinance of Westgate Townhomes in New Prague. The 37-unit affordable multifamily rental property includes a Section 8 HAP Contract. The loan was underwritten by the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for borrower New Prague Westgate Townhomes LLC and assigned to Dougherty Mortgage LLC to close and service the loan. The principal of the borrower …

Summit Breaks Ground on BlueStone Flats Luxury Apartments in Duluth, Minn.

DULUTH, MINN. — Summit Management has begun construction on BlueStone Flats, a 142-unit high-end luxury apartment community in the BlueStone Commons residential and commercial development in Duluth. The new building will include studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Units will feature balconies, six-foot windows, granite countertops, custom wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and plank flooring pendant lighting. Amenities at the property will include an indoor, year-round swimming …

Dougherty Funding Arranges $10.3M Loan for Apartment Project in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Dougherty Funding has arranged a $10.3 million construction loan for a new six-story, 45-unit apartment project in Minneapolis. The site for the project is located at Lagoon Avenue and Irving Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood. Dougherty Funding arranged financing for the borrower, Laguna Property Investors LLC. CPM Development will begin construction on the project in May. Construction is expected to take 12 months. Dougherty Funding LLC serves as lead lender and servicer for …

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