Tuesday, May 14, 2019

HFF closes sale and arranges financing for urban infill office building in Charlotte, NC

Park Abbey, a 111,436-SF, Class A office building
4600 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

CHARLOTTE, NC –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced that it has closed the sale and financing of Park Abbey, a 111,436-square-foot, Class A office building located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rebecca Van Reken

HFF marketed the portfolio on behalf of the seller, Dilweg Companies, and procured the buyer, a partnership between Foundry Commercial and Riverstone Capital Group. 

Scot Humphrey

 Additionally, HFF placed the five-year, floating-rate acquisition loan on behalf of the buyer with a life company.

Located at 4600 Park Road, Park Abbey is positioned at the nexus of Southpark, South End and Uptown Charlotte, which together offer a plentiful retail and entertainment amenity base, including the Montford entertainment district and Park Road Shopping Center. 

The asset also benefits from its infill location in a rapidly growing live-work-play area.  Since 2013, residential units have increased by 40% within a half of a mile of Park Abbey, and an additional 1,020 units are currently under construction or proposed. 

Originally built in 1970, the five-story building has been institutionally maintained and most recently updated in 2008.  Currently, Park Abbey is 97% leased to a diverse tenant roster, including Horizon Professional Education, Inc. and Full House Marketing.

Ryan Clutter
The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller consisted of senior managing director Ryan Clutter, managing director Scot Humphrey, senior director Chris Lingerfelt and director Zack Drozda.

HFF’s debt placement team was led by senior managing director Travis Anderson, managing director Rebecca Van Reken and senior director Cory Fowler.

“Park Abbey benefits from a flourishing Park Road location and this investment opportunity was heavily pursued by local and regional investors,” Lingerfelt said.  “Park Abbey’s future is bright as it will be repositioned into one of the top office buildings in the submarket.”

“Urban-infill, well-located office buildings that are favorably positioned to capture strong rents and leasing activity going forward, are sought after investments in today’s market,” Clutter added. 

Chris Lingerfelt
“We witnessed this first hand as numerous groups saw the upside potential of the Park Abbey building.  As Charlotte and the Carolinas continue to have strong population and job growth, we anticipate investor demand for opportunities like Park Abbey to continue to be robust.”

About The Dilweg Companies

The Dilweg Companies is a full-service commercial real estate investment firm based in Durham, North Carolina.  

Since its launch in 1999, Dilweg has gained broad experience in the acquisition, development and operation of office, retail, warehouse/flex, multifamily and self-storage properties. 

Dilweg’s investors have sponsored over $1 billion in assets and more than 9.6 million square feet throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. 

For more information, please call (919) 402-9100 or go to www.dilweg.com.

Zack Drozda
About Foundry Commercial

Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with 330 associates and more than 55 million square feet of management and leasing across the Southeast and Texas. 

Foundry provides corporate services, brokerage, leasing, building management and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the Country. 

Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to complete $1.3 billion in advantaged investment opportunities in partnership with its clients. 

Travis Anderson
Foundry Commercial was founded as CNL Commercial Real Estate in 2007 and launched as Foundry in 2015 through a management-led buyout. 

For more information, please visit foundrycommercial.com.

About Riverstone Capital Group

Riverstone Capital Group is a privately-owned real estate investment firm based in Coral Gables, FL focused on the acquisition and management of income producing retail, industrial, and office assets in the Southeast United States. 

To learn more, please visit

About HFF

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.  

Cory Fowler
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).  For more information, please visit hfflp.comor follow HFF on Twitter @HFF.


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HFF Senior Managing Director
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(617) 338-0990

Pacific6 Revitalizes Two Oldest Buildings in Long Beach, CA -- The Breakers and Ocean Center

Holly Neber

Long Beach, CA (May 14, 2019) – Pacific6, a development firm based in Long Beach, California, is transforming The Breakers, a 100-year-old landmark hotel in the heart of Downtown Long Beach and the city’s oldest building, into an independent boutique hotel featuring best-in-class amenities, entertainment, and dining, according to Holly Neber, CEO at AEI Consultants.

“The work our firm has performed on The Breakers—including environmental assessments, property condition assessments, and other reports—allows Pacific6 to move forward with an extraordinary project,” says Neber. 

“The renovation of this historic property will restore it to its former purpose and glory while providing hundreds of jobs for local residents and a gateway for visitors to experience the city of Long Beach and witness its ongoing renaissance.

"Redeveloping these buildings goes a long way toward the revitalization of all of Downtown Long Beach.”

AEI Consultants completed comprehensive assessments on behalf of Pacific6 to help guide the redevelopment of The Breakers Hotel. Pacific6 recently acquired planning commission approval to begin construction and the project is scheduled for completion in early 2021.

The Breakers, a 100-year-old landmark hotel in the heart of Downtown Long Beach and the city’s oldest building, is being revitalized into an independent boutique hotel
at 210 East Ocean Boulevard

 AEI, a leading commercial real estate assessment and consulting firm, is assisting Pacific6 in its redevelopment efforts.

 AEI also completed assessments necessary for pre-purchase planning approvals for Pacific6 on Ocean Center, a project adjacent to The Breakers, for the historic conversion of an old office building into an apartment community.

“AEI was able to perform due diligence expertly, thoroughly, and quickly for The Breakers and Ocean Center—both built in the 1920s and designed by the same architect,” notes John Molina, Founding Partner of Pacific6,

Ocean Center  at 110 West Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, CA and adjacent to The Breakers will  also be redeveloped at its current site.

“Due to the complexities of these projects, we required a very quick turnaround on the transactions and AEI came through time and time again. Their work was absolutely critical in taking these projects to where they are now.”

Molina explains that both buildings at The Breakers, as well as Ocean Center, have not been operational for several years. The project requires careful handling to assure proper management to preserve the historic components of the buildings.


Lisa James / Elisabeth Manville
Brower Group
(949) 438-6262

Ware Malcomb Announces Construction Completed on Neil Enterprises in Vernon Hills, IL

Dawn Riegel

Oak Brook, IL (May 14, 2019) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the new office and distribution warehouse of Neil Enterprises, Inc.,Neil Enterprises – Varsity Line, and Illini located at 1000 Woodlands Parkway in Vernon Hills, Ill.

Ware Malcomb provided architecture and interior design services for the project.

Neil Enterprises is a photo novelties and promotional product manufacturer, as well as a leading supplier/distributor of DNP media and special event printers.

Neil Enterprises – Varsity Line is a distributor of collegiate gift items to the college bookstore market.

Illini is a leading supplier of promotional products in the ad specialty industry. The company’s new build-to-suit office and distribution warehouse spans 110,000 square feet, including 20,000 square feet of office space on two floors and 90,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.

Cameron Trefry

The building functions as a working showroom for all three companies’ product offerings, incorporating them throughout the space. A striking two-story entry was also created to showcase the rich history of the company, which was founded in 1961 by Jerry Fine. 

The interior design features a mix of enclosed offices and meeting spaces within an open office floor plan. A large “town hall” serves as a multi-purpose space for break times and impromptu meetings for employees to engage with each other. The materials utilized on the exterior included precast concrete, aluminum store front glazing, and a stacked stone veneer. 

“The design solution reinforces the hard-working nature of this building as it accommodates the multi-faceted business needs of Neil Enterprises while also planning for the company’s future growth,” said Cameron Trefry, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook and Chicago offices. 

“It was an exciting challenge to bring so much functionality into one space, while increasing collaboration and engagement opportunities for employees,” said Dawn Riegel, Director, Interior Architecture & Design of Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook and Chicago offices.

Experience the new Neil Enterprises space in a video here. The General Contractor for the project was Harbour Contractors, Inc. 

Ware Malcomb recently relocated to a new, larger office space at 1315 22nd Street, Suite 410 in Oak Brook, Ill., accommodating the growth of the firm’s employee and client base in the Chicago and Midwest markets. Ware Malcomb also maintains a second office located at 600 W. Jackson Blvd in Chicago.


Rachel Reenders
VP Public Relations
KCOMM for Ware Malcomb

Kelly Teenor, Director, Marketing, 949.660.9128, kteenor@waremalcomb.com

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128, mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com

Ware Malcomb Oak Brook
1315 22nd Street, Suite 410
Oak Brook, IL 60523  
p. 630.218.0063

For more information, please visit waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Design video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.