Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Industry Veteran Steven Yazdani Opens Nova Capital in Los Angeles, CA

Steven Yazdani

LOS ANGELES, CA – Industry veteran Steven Yazdani has announced the opening of his new firm, Nova Capital, a Los Angeles-based real estate capital advisory firm providing a full range of financing services, including debt, equity and structured finance solutions across all major asset classes. 

The firm currently has more than $640 million of financing mandates in the pipeline representing the full spectrum of capital and product types ranging from a $25 million construction loan for a 110-unit development in Warner Center to the $100 million recapitalization of a Class A office building in Downtown LA. 

Prior to opening Nova Capital this month, Yazdani was a founding partner of Lucent Capital.  Additionally, he previously opened and co-headed the Los Angeles office for the Carlton Group, a New York based real estate investment banking firm.

In the last quarter of 2018, Yazdani was responsible for closing over $100 million of financing including the construction financing of a 146-unit mixed use complex in Northridge, acquisition financing of a 144,034-square-foot regional shopping center in Lake Elsinore, CA, and land/predevelopment financing for a 205-unit development in Downtown LA’s Financial District.

“The fact that we already have over half a billion dollars in assignments the first month we are open is the best testament to our real commitment to building relationships with our clients,” Yazdani notes.

 “We are relentless advisors and advocates for our clients. Our depth of experience and existing trusted relationships make us uniquely positioned to deliver best in class financing and execution to clients throughout the United States and Mexico.”


Micaela Fehrenbach / Jenn Quader
Brower Group
(949) 955-7940

HFF closes sale of Residence Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover in Tewksbury, MA

Residence Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover hotel,
1775 Andover Street,
 in the suburban Boston community of Tewksbury, MA

BOSTON, MA –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces that it has closed the sale of the 130-room Residence Inn Boston Tewksbury/Andover hotel in the suburban Boston community of Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

Daniel C. Peek
The HFF team represented an institutional seller, and procured the buyer, Sawyer Realty Holdings, LLC. 

The hotel was marketed as part of a three-property Northeast hotel portfolio that also included the recently-closed Hyatt House Bridgewater in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and the Hampton Inn & Suites Providence/Smithfield in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

The Residence Inn Boston Tewksbury Andover is located at 1775 Andover Street just off Interstate 495 in Tewksbury. 

 The hotel is positioned near strong corporate demand drivers in the tech and pharmaceutical industries such as Raytheon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Hewlett Packard and IDEX, among others.

Denny Meiklelham
  Additionally, the local area is home to many higher education institutions such as Phillips Academy, Merrimack College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell that provide healthy demand throughout the year. 

Completed in 1990, the property comprises 10 three-story buildings offering guest rooms along with one- and two-bedroom suites.

 Hotel amenities include complimentary breakfast, complimentary evening social event on select evenings, a fitness room, car rental station, convenience store, bbq pit, outdoors swimming pool and business center. 

The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller consisted of senior managing director Daniel C. Peek, managing director Denny Meikleham, senior directors Alan Suzuki and KC Patel and director Matthew Enright.

Jessica Rosenberg
Sawyer’s acquisition team was led by acquisitions and asset manager Jessica Rosenberg.

David M. Rosenberg
Founded over 30 years ago by Principal and CEO David M. Rosenberg, Sawyer Realty Holdings LLC (Sawyer) is a multi-disciplinary real estate investment firm that has the unique ability to envision, assemble, and structure extraordinary real estate transactions.

Ownership and key personnel have over 100 years of combined experience, enabling the firm to evaluate and develop effective asset strategies. 

Sawyer structures complex real estate transactions by accessing its deep financial resources, innovative financing, longstanding relationships, and its knowledge and experience in the multi-family and hospitality industries.

Alan Suzuki
HFF and its affiliates operate out of 26 offices and are a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the global commercial real estate industry. 

HFF, together with its affiliates, offers clients a fully integrated capital markets platform, including debt placement, investment advisory, equity placement, funds marketing, M&A and corporate advisory, loan sales and loan servicing. 

HFF, HFF Real Estate Limited, HFF Securities L.P. and HFF Securities Limited are owned by HFF, Inc. (NYSE: HF).

K.C. Patel
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Matthew Enright


MA Lic. #009519748
HFF Managing Director
(617) 848-1560

HFF Senior Director
(617) 338-0990

HFF Director, Public Relations
(617) 338-0990

EagleBridge Capital Arranges $17,865,000 Mortgage Financing For the Dior Dedham

The Dior Mixed-Use Development, Dedham, MA

Boston, MA -- EagleBridge Capital has arranged construction/permanent mortgage financing in the amount of $17,865,000 for the Dior located at 910-928 Providence Highway, Dedham, Massachusetts.

Brian D. Sheehan

The mortgage financing was arranged by EagleBridge principals Brian D. Sheehan and Ted. M. Sidel who stated that the loan was provided by a leading Massachusetts financial institution.

The Dior is a four-story, 46,525 square foot, mixed use development consisting of 48 one and two bedroom residential units and 9700 square feet of street-level retail space.

The apartments will offer premium contemporary finishes with kitchens featuring the latest Energy Star rated stainless steel appliances, drawer microwaves, modern custom cabinetry, quartz counters, and ample storage space.

The new mixed-use community will be located directly adjacent to Legacy Place, a 780,000 square foot life style center with over 75 tenants including Whole Foods, Life Time Fitness, Showcase Cinema, GAP, LL Bean, Amazon books, Apple as well as a wide variety of other stores and restaurants.

Ted M. Sidel

The Dior is less than one-half mile from Exit 15 of Route I-95 and a short distance from the MBTA commuter line offering easy access to Boston.

EagleBridge Capital is a Boston-based mortgage banking firm specializing in arranging debt and equity financing as well as joint ventures for apartment, industrial, office, and  r & d buildings, shopping centers,  hotels, condominiums and mixed use properties as well as special purpose buildings.

Stanley J. Sidel
Senior Advisor
EagleBridge Capital
One Boston Place, Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-292-7177 Ext. 300

Betsy Holden Named to National Retail Properties Board

Betsy D. Holden
ORLANDO, FL, PRNewswire -- National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN), a real estate investment trust, today announced that Betsy D. Holden was appointed to the Board of Directors. 

"I am honored to welcome Betsy Holden to the Board of Directors of National Retail Properties," said Jay Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Jay Whitehurst
 "Betsy's background and experience, as a former co-CEO of Kraft Foods, Inc. and as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company, will bring tremendous value to National Retail Properties in the areas of strategy, governance and consumer retailing.  I very much look forward to working with Betsy as she assumes her role on our Board,"

"I am pleased to join Jay in welcoming Betsy Holden to the Board of Directors of National Retail Properties.  Betsy's talents and extensive corporate leadership experience will further strengthen our Board as we continue to grow long-term shareholder value," said Don DeFosset, Chairman.

Ms. Holden is a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company and served as President, Global Marketing and Category Development as well as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods, Inc.

Don DeFosset
 Ms. Holden has extensive corporate governance experience having served on the board of directors of eight public companies over the last 20 years.

Ms. Holden currently serves on the boards of Dentsply Sirona and Western Union as well as Lyons Magnus, a private company.

 She is also a member of the executive committee of Duke University's Board of Trustees and serves on the Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of September 30, 2018, the company owned 2,847 properties in 48 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 29.7 million square feet with a weighted average remaining lease term of 11.4 years.


National Retail Properties, Inc.

HFF announces $76.8 million sale and $58.9 million financing of 4-property office portfolio in San Diego, CA

                                                                                            Photo by Bill Robinson Photography 
Liberty Station, San Diego, CA
SAN DIEGO, CA –– HFF Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the $76.8 million sale of and the $58.9 million financing for four Class A office buildings totaling 181,171 square feet within the Liberty Station mixed-use development in San Diego, California.

Nick Psyllos
The HFF team marketed the property on behalf of the seller, McMillin Companies, and procured the buyer, a partnership of locally based IDS Real Estate Group and Lionstone Investments.  Additionally, working on behalf of Lionstone, the HFF team placed the 72-month, floating-rate acquisition loan with Suntrust Bank. 

Liberty Station is a preeminent mixed-use master planned development in San Diego, and the transaction comprises four separate assets located at 2280, 2468 and 2488 Historic Decatur Road and 2750 Womble Road.  

The buildings were completed between 2003 and 2006 and are 81.1 percent leased overall to a diverse tenant roster comprising legal, professional and financial services, aerospace and defense, hospitality, government and media tenants, among others. 

Liberty Station is situated within the greater 360-acre Liberty Station master plan, which includes:

 349 residential units; 347 hotel rooms (with an additional 650 hotel rooms under construction or proposed); nearly 400,000 square feet of office space; 30+ food and beverage establishments; 40+ shopping and retail stores (including grocery-anchors);

Kara Mathis

 16 health and fitness centers, 11 event spaces, a luxury movie theatre; a golf course; a nearly 100-acre park-like arts district that is home to more than 20 museums and galleries; and the High Tech School campus with more than 3,500 students in their elementary, middle and high schools.  

The property is in a high-barrier-to-entry area at the heart of the affluent Point Loma area along San Diego Bay, about 2.5 miles from the San Diego International Airport. 

Tim Wright
McMillin acquired the property in 2000 as a former naval base turned neighborhood. Liberty Station was built upon naval roots including the original Naval Training Center (NTC) that opened in 1923. 

NTC transitioned into Liberty Station and became a cultural hub of art, leisure and history — creating a timeless destination.  

Built by design, Liberty Station creates an authentic experience-encompassing beautifully landscaped promenades, restored historic buildings that have been preserved for today’s commerce, storied corridors, historic landmarks and spacious plazas.  

The project incorporates several historical structures, as well as newly-constructed office buildings that mimic and honor the existing historic architecture.

The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller consisted of senior managing director Nick Psyllos and senior associate Kara Mathis. 

HFF’s debt placement team representing the borrower included senior managing director Tim Wright and director Chris Collins.

Chris Collins
Holliday GP Corp. ("HFF") is a real estate broker licensed with the California Department of Real Estate, License Number 01385740.

Founded in 1960, McMillin has more than 50 years of successful real estate investments, including land development of 16 mixed-use master-planned communities, 30,000 homes, 20 community parks, in addition to schools, shopping centers, commercial office real estate and more. 

Since its founding over 30 years ago, IDS Real Estate Group has been widely recognized for enhancing value on over $5 billion of commercial real estate.  

Lionstone Investments is a data-analytics driven real estate investment firm that conceptualizes, analyzes, and executes national investment strategies using proprietary algorithms and advanced analytics to understand the changing ways people in America want to live and work.


CA Lic. #00788060
HFF Senior Managing Director
(858) 552-7690

CA Lic. #00947194
HFF Senior Managing Director
(858) 552-7690

HFF Director, Public Relations
(617) 338-0990