Thursday, December 3, 2009
Under contract with the project’s owner, Winter Park, Fla.-based Fountains at Falkenburg LLLP, Foster Conant is designing landscape planting, irrigation, pool layout, water feature, signage, lighting fixtures, aesthetic berming, and hardscape for pedestrian walks, patios, terraces and vehicular paving.
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IRVINE, CA and ATLANTA, GA-- /PRNewswire/ -- Thompson National Properties and The Dawson Company have formed Thompson Dawson Real Estate Services (TDRE). The company is committed to helping governmental and institutional clients navigate the current challenging real estate market.
TDRE will offer an array of real estate management and consulting services to domestic and foreign clients by leveraging the combined expertise and capacity of the parent companies. The complementary lines of business, national scale and global reach signified by this partnership uniquely combine to create and support a truly world class real estate advisory services firm.
The firm will have a strong government and public-private partnership (P3) focus, with a suite of services tailored specifically for public sector clients. The services will include build-to-suit capabilities, asset management, business planning/consulting, P3s, and development management with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and "green" construction.
The Dawson Company is a second generation African-American real estate firm with expertise and proficiency in environmentally sustainable mixed-use development. It also boasts a long history of working with governments at the municipal, state and federal level in a myriad of activities from P3s to asset management and advisory/consulting assignments.
The Dawson Company honed its asset management skills working with the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) as the only 100% African-American owned SAMDA contractor with a portfolio of approximately $400 million of real estate assets and performing/non-performing loans.
Thompson Dawson Real Estate Services is headquartered in Irvine, CA and Atlanta, GA with regional offices nationwide. The firm will initially focus on expanding the portfolio of assets already managed, marketing its government and public-private partnership expertise and showcasing its experience in asset management, build-to-suit and development.
Thompson Dawson Real Estate Services' affiliates currently manage 97 properties located in 30 states consisting of approximately 15.7 million square feet and with projected 2009 gross rental revenue of $200 million.
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ATLANTA, GA – The North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) will spend nearly $2.5 million on three new infrastructure projects in the North Fulton market.
The North Fulton CID will fund roadway enhancements along Georgia 400 at Windward Parkway, and will fund “gateway” landscaping projects at Windward Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road.
The North Fulton CID will partner with the Windward Business Association on the landscaping.
“We’re going to make a significant impact on the North Fulton market, in terms of mobility and enhancing the District’s brand and identity,” said Ann Hanlon, chief operating officer of the North Fulton CID. “By installing memorable entryways at all our interchanges, we are creating gateways to our market. It’s really a greeting card for the nearly half-a-million drivers who travel these interchanges daily.”
“The North Fulton CID is investing its money to make North Fulton an even better and more competitive market,” said Brandon Beach, (middle right photo) executive director of the North Fulton CID.
Beach concluded, “We intend to emerge from this recession as a strong and vibrant community, ready to do business in this new era. The CID is a differentiator for North Fulton.”
Hadley Hickman, Jackson Spalding, (404) 419-9346
Patrick Hill, Jackson Spalding, (404) 724-2506
HOUSTON, TX – The Houston office of HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) has secured a $13.9 million refinancing for Alta Bayside, (top left photo) a 270-unit, Class A multi-housing community in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Working exclusively on behalf of Wood Partners, LLC, HFF director Matt Kafka (bottom right photo) placed the seven-year, adjustable-rate loan with Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation).
The financing is retiring the property’s construction loan and will be serviced by HFF.
Wood Partners, LLC is a national multifamily development, acquisition and property management company that has 12 offices across the country. The company was founded in 1998 and since then has developed and/or built more than 38,000 multifamily apartment homes and condominiums with a total value exceeding $5.3 billion.
Matthew Kafka, HFF Director, (713) 852-3500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Murphy, HFF Associate Director, Marketing , (713) 852-3500, email@example.com
Hodges Ward Elliott Represents Ashford Hospitality Trust in Placement of $145 M in Non-recourse Financing On Five Hotels
Contact: Jerry Daly or Chris Daly , (703) 435-6293
Mr. Waddington has over 12 years of experience in commercial real estate finance, with a specialized expertise in originating multifamily residential debt and equity transactions for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA/HUD and proprietary investment.
Prior to joining Arbor, Mr. Waddington served as the founder and managing member of his own specialty real estate finance consulting and advisory firm, Realty Capital Solutions, LLC. Before founding Realty Capital Solutions, he was the Vice President of MuniMae, LLC, where he was responsible for the placement of proprietary capital and third-party managed funds in nationwide commercial real estate investments, including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hospitality, land acquisition and development.
Mr. Waddington has also held positions at MuniMae, LLC subsidiaries, MMA Realty Capital, LLC, MMA Financial, LLC and The Midland Companies since 1998. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics. He resides in Tampa.
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