Monday, September 30, 2019

Regency Centers Acquires Circle Marina Center in Long Beach, CA

Circle Marina Center, Long Beach, CA
LONG BEACH, CA, Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Regency Centers Corporation (“Regency” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:REG), the preeminent national owner, operator, and developer of shopping centers, has announced the off-market acquisition of 120,000-square feet of premier retail located in the heart of Long Beach, CA known as Circle Marina Center.
 It is currently 95% leased and includes 33,000-square feet of a three-story office building and above-retail office.

John Mehigan
Originally built in 1959, this property sits on the Pacific Coast Highway in a high density submarket in close proximity to three other Regency shopping centers, and has become the fifth property Regency owns in Long Beach.

The surrounding demographics consist of a population of nearly 250,000 with an average home value of $952,000. 

In 2018, Long Beach was home to more than $5 billion in private/public development and over 60 projects are currently in development.

“There is a real opportunity for enhancement at Circle Marina Center,” said John Mehigan, Senior Vice President and Senior Market Officer for Regency Centers.

“Circle Marina is surrounded by great demographics and a substantial amount of new development that has been occurring in the market over the last ten years.

"Our objective is to take full advantage of Circle Marina’s location and bring the best face forward for the future. Long Beach is a special city, we love doing business here, and look forward to building on our presence in this thriving city.”

Regency Centers is the owner and operator of Circle Center West, Marina Shores, Ralphs Circle Center, and Vons Circle Center.


John Mehigan
Senior Vice President, Senior Market Officer

JLL closes sale of 4-building industrial park and wins leasing and management assignment in Winter Garden, FL

Winter Garden Commerce Center, situated on 9.67 acres at 661, 671, 681 and 691 Garden Commerce Parkway, Winter Garden, FL

Bret Felberg 
ORLANDO, FL  JLL announced it has closed the sale of Winter Garden Commerce Center, a recently completed, Class A, four-building, multi-tenant industrial park that totals 140,929 square feet in the Orlando-area community of Winter Garden Florida, and has been selected as the exclusive leasing partner and property manager provider.

JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, WGCC Properties, LLC. A leading global investment firm purchased the asset for a record-setting price per square foot for an industrial sale in Orlando.

Britton Burdette
Winter Garden Commerce Center was constructed in 2018 and features 20- to 24-foot clear heights, 36 dock-high doors, 36 grade-level doors, four ramps, a 140-foot shared truck court and averages a 16.1% office finish. 

With an average suite size of 7,600 square feet, the property is 94.9% leased to 15 local, regional and national tenants. Situated on 9.67 acres at 661, 671, 681 and 691 Garden Commerce Parkway, 

Winter Garden Commerce Center is 15 miles west of downtown Orlando and within the NW Orange County Industrial submarket, one of Orlando’s tightest and most sought-after industrial submarkets. 

Within a three-mile radius of the property, there are approximately five million square feet of industrial and light industrial product currently 0.8% vacant. 

Wilson McDowell

The property has easy access to both the Florida Turnpike and Florida 429 (Western Beltway), and its central Florida location allows tenants to reach more than 19 million customers within a four-hour drive and more than 33 million customers within an eight-hour drive.

The JLL Capital Markets team that represented the seller was led by Senior Vice President Bret Felberg and Managing Directors Britton Burdette and Pete Pittroff.

“This sale is indicative of the high level of demand by institutional investors to place capital in quality industrial assets in strong markets like Orlando,” Pittroff said.

Matthew Sullivan

The JLL Leasing and Property Management team will include Managing Directors Wilson McDowell and Matthew Sullivan and Senior Vice President Bobby Isola.

“We are excited about growing our relationship with this buyer by continuing to manage and lease WGCC for them,” McDowell added.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. 

Bobby Isola
The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. 

The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

JLL’s more than 400 Agency Leasing professionals in the U.S. provide leasing services for some of the world’s largest companies across a portfolio of more than 3,200 buildings totaling 550 million square feet. 

In 2018 alone, JLL completed more than 4,300 transactions totaling $16.3 billion dollars in lease value.

 Pete Pittroff
JLL’s 3,000 Property Management experts in the U.S. provide comprehensive real estate services in more than 3,100 buildings totaling more than 620 million square feet.

For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center Web page: U.S. newsroom.


Kimberly Steele
 JLL Digital Content/PR Specialist
Phone: +1 713 852-3420

Fogelman Completes $83 Million in September Acquisitions

Mike Aiken
MEMPHIS, TN -- Fogelman Properties, one of the country’s largest, privately-owned and fully integrated multifamily investment and property management companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two communities: Lakeside at Arbor Place, located in the west metropolitan Atlanta suburb of Douglasville, Ga., and Retreat at Steeplechase, located in Houston, Texas.

Built in two phases in 1988 and 1996, Lakeside at Arbor Place is a 246-unit apartment community located in Atlanta’s most active commercial and logistics hub within minutes from downtown, Cumberland-Vinings and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Lakeside at Arbor Place apartments, Douglasville, GA

 The community is 96% occupied and offers one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes.

 Lakeside at Arbor Place will be managed by Fogelman with rental rates ranging from $904 to $1,385. The community is expected to receive full renovations to unit interiors, the clubhouse and the fitness center, in addition to landscape upgrades.

  Lakeside at Arbor Place was acquired in a joint venture with Fogelman and Dallas-based company, Thackeray Partners.

The closing marks the third acquisition for the Fogelman-Thackeray partnership in the last year and grows Fogelman’s Atlanta portfolio to more than 4,700 units.  

Built in 1998, Retreat at Steeplechase is a 390-unit resort-style apartment community located in northwest Houston and minutes from FM 1960, Willowbrook Mall and the West Houston Energy Corridor.

Retreat at Steeplechase, Houston, TX

The community is 94% occupied and offers one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes. Retreat at Steeplechase will also be managed by Fogelman.

As part of the investment plan, Retreat at Steeplechase will receive upgrades to the unit interiors, exteriors, clubhouse and pool area.

Fogelman acquired Retreat at Steeplechase through a joint venture with New York-based company, DRA Advisors. The closing marks the third acquisition for the Fogelman-DRA Advisors partnership in the last year and grows Fogelman’s Houston portfolio to more than 1,300 units.  

With the September closings, Fogelman’s 2019 investment activity surpassed 2,000 apartment homes totaling more than $267 million in investment activity.      
“We are thrilled to add both Lakeside at Arbor Place and Retreat at Steeplechase to our growing portfolios with Thackeray and DRA Advisors,” says Mike Aiken, VP of Acquisition at Fogelman.

 “Both communities are located in prime submarkets with strong economic outlooks and excellent access to sought-after school systems and nearby employment corridors.

"As active investors and experienced property managers, we look forward to the continued relationship expansion with two long-time partners.”


Brittanie Clement Price, BCENE Public Relations 703.967.4771

Hold-Thyssen Locates New Pasco County, FL Location for Klima Insurance Expansion

Carol L. Kinnard

Trinity, FL  --- Hold-ThyssenInc., a full service commercial property firm based in Winter Park , with offices in Clearwater , recently negotiated a multi-year lease agreement representing a new tenant – Klima Insurance Services, Inc – at Trinity Professional Park .    

 The lease of Suite 102 with 1,935 square feet at 2160 Duck Slough Blvd. will be the new office of the growing insurance firm when it relocates from Tampa in October. 

2160 Duck Slough Boulevard offices located in Trinity Professional Park, Trinity, FL
Carol L. Kinnard, Transaction Specialist in Hold-Thyssen’s Clearwater office, brokered the transaction once she identified the site that will provide ample space for growth and reduce employee commuting times.   Martin Trinity Investments, LLC is the landlord. 
 Hold-Thyssen based in Winter Park with offices in Clearwater , provides commercial property brokerage and leasing and management services to institutional and private investor clients nationwide.  The 40-year old firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 commercial properties throughout the United States .


Richard J. Fisher, Vice President/Investor Services, Hold-Thyssen, Inc. 

 Robert P. Hold, Principal, Hold-Thyssen, Inc.

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc.

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $2 Million Sale of Tampa, FL Office Property

Jaclyn Blair
TAMPA, FL – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, has announced the sale of 2902 North Armenia Avenue, a 14,221-square foot office property located in Tampa, Fla., according to Chris Travis, sales manager of the firm’s Tampa office. The asset sold for $2,100,000.

Jaclyn Blair and Devin Guilliams, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Tampa office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a developer.  The buyer, a partnership, was also secured and represented by the two brokers.

Devin Guilliams

“We were able to generate multiple offers on this deal in short amount of time, creating a competitive environment which benefited Seller,"  said Blair. "The property was placed under contract in 21 days and closed 60 days thereafter at an 8.00% cap rate which is 100-125 basis points lower than what we are seeing in this market so far this year,” 

Located at 2902 N Armenia Avenue, the office building is located in the heart of Tampa, Fla. 

 2902 North Armenia Avenue Office Property, Tampa, FL

 The property was built in 2011 in conjunction with a neighboring property, Mary Lee's House, a 30,000 square foot office building and Hillsborough County's first and only Child Advocacy and Protection Center. 

The tenants in the subject property strategically located there to provide similar and complimentary services to the neighboring property and the local community. 

The property has a history of long-term high occupancy and the current tenants are the original tenants who have grown and renewed since their original tenancies began.


Chris Travis
Sales Manager, Tampa
(813) 387-4700

Saturday, September 28, 2019

JLL arranges $9.4 million refinancing for Chicago recreational facility

 The Armoury industrial facility at 404 North Armour Street and 1515 West Hubbard Street in Chicago’s River West submarket
and Kinzie Corridor

CHICAGO,IL JLL announced  it has arranged a $9.4 million refinancing for The Armoury, a 46,040-square-foot infill industrial facility repurposed as an entertainment trampoline park and athletic training facility in Chicago, Illinois.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, a partnership between Clear Height Properties (“CHP”) and Diamond Realty Holdings (“DRH”), to place the 9.4-year, fixed-rate loan with a financial holding company.

Christopher Carroll
The Armoury comprises three adjacent industrial warehouses that recently underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation to be repurposed into a modern facility that functions as an entertainment trampoline park and athletic training facility, respectively. 

The property is fully leased to Altitude Trampoline Park, the second largest trampoline park brand in the world, and Performance Training Systems, a private athletic training facility that uses a scientific-based approach to improve clients overall physical performance. 

Located at 404 North Armour Street and 1515 West Hubbard Street in Chicago’s River West submarket and Kinzie Corridor, The Armoury is proximate to The Loop, Fulton Market and Chicago’s Expressway system. It is the only trampoline park in the city of Chicago within an eight-mile radius.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Managing Directors Christopher Carroll and Jason Bond as well as Director Lucas Borges. 

Jason Bond 
JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. 

The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. 

The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

For more news, videos and research resources on JLL, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center Web page: U.S. newsroom.

Contact: Kimberly Steele, JLL Digital Content/PR Specialist
Phone: +1 713 852-3420

The Keyes Company Closes $5.1 Million Multifamily Sale in Miami, FL

Carmen Siman 

MIAMI, FL --| The Keyes Company’s Carlos Villanueva and Carmen Siman completed the sale of a 30-unit apartment building in Miami for $5.1 million – or $170,000 per unit. The duo listed the 960 S. Le Jeune Road property on behalf of seller Vega’s Apartment Corp.

Villanueva - District Sales Manager of the firm’s Coral Gables office – and Siman were able to close the sale in three months. The buyer is CMC1 LLC of Miami.

The transaction closed on Sept. 13.

Carlos Villanueva
“We are thrilled to help the seller obtain this successful outcome,” Villanueva said. “Demand for multifamily product of all asset types remains incredibly strong throughout Miami-Dade County. This particular building benefits greatly from its location near Miami International Airport.”

Paul Nudelman of Marcus & Millichap represented the buyer in the transaction.

Paul Nudelman 

Keyes Commercial Real Estate ranked No. 10 in the South Florida Business Journal’s annual list of the largest commercial brokerages in South Florida, based on aggregate volume of sales and leases in the region.

In November 2018, Villanueva completed the $5.6 million sale of a portfolio of 57 rental apartments in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.
Mike Pappas 
“We congratulate Carlos and Carmen on another tremendous multifamily sale,” Keyes President and CEO Mike Pappas said. “The Keyes Commercial team continues to prove that our firm is a leader across all real estate sectors.”

Keyes is the largest independently owned real estate firm in Florida and a Top 30-ranked firm in the entire United States, and is extremely active in luxury residential real estate. In 2018, Keyes generated $6.7 billion in real estate services across its Family of Companies.


Eric Kalis, BoardroomPR

Friday, September 27, 2019

Tricera Capital Expands in Miami with Addition of Two New Team Members

Maria Valentina Lauria 

MIAMI, FL –– Tricera Capital, the Miami-based real estate investment firm, has announced the addition of associates Jonah Twist and Maria Valentina Lauria to the rapidly expanding company. Both will be based in Tricera’s Brickell headquarters.

Jonah Twist

 Twist and Lauria each bring significant real estate experience to Tricera.
 “We are thrilled to welcome Jonah and Maria to the Tricera family,” Tricera Co-Founder and Managing Principal Scott Sherman said. “Both will play an integral role in the continued growth of our company.”

Scott Sherman 
Before joining Tricera, Twist specialized in retail advisory and transaction services as an Associate with CBRE.

 He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Real Estate. While there, Twist completed a Real Estate and Marketing internship with Student Housing Solutions.

 Lauria comes to Tricera from New York, where she served as an Asset Management Analyst at L+M Development Partners, assisting in managing operations for commercial and multi-family assets.

 She also spent nearly three years as an Analyst with Thor Equities, helping oversee underwriting and asset management for a mixed-use portfolio valued at more than $15 billion.

 Lauria earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College with a concentration in Finance and Economics and graduated cum laude.
Ben Mandell 

 Since its 2017 inception, Tricera has amassed a vast portfolio of commercial real estate in urban neighborhoods throughout the tri-county area of South Florida and St. Petersburg. 

The company is pursuing more opportunities in emerging and mature markets.

 “We are actively looking for talented individuals to grow with us as we take Tricera to new heights,” Co-Founder and Managing Principal Ben Mandell said.

 For more information, visit


Eric Kalis
Vice President, BoardroomPR
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