Investment Archives

Multifamily lending update: Quality over quantity

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By Charlie Williams, Senior vice president, Berkadia   What do developers and investors have to be able to show lenders to improve their odds of getting financed? It is important that the major aspects of the developer’s business plan are viable and supportable. Lenders are not interested in relying on any assumption of a home run… Read More →

Canadian investor buys Gateway Office Center

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Cassidy Turley announced the $3 million ($95.06/psf) sale of Gateway Office Center located at 4130 E. Van Buren Ave. in Phoenix. Garnett Capital Corporate from Victoria, British Columbia, purchased the ±31,557 square foot property from Brentwood Gateway Center (Victorville, CA.). Cassidy Turley Executive Managing Director Eric Wichterman and Senior Vice Presidents Mike Coover and Gordon… Read More →

DCT Industrial Trust acquires Tempe portfolio

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Cassidy Turley announced that DCT Industrial Trust has acquired a three property warehouse portfolio from a Chicago-based global investment manager for $26.44 million.   Located in Tempe, the 355,371 SF portfolio includes: Roosevelt Center, 2405 and 2415 S. Roosevelt Street; Parkland Center, 7245 and 7307 S. Harl Ave.; and Wilson Center, 2636 South Wilson Street… Read More →

NAIOP invests in voter education of pro-business legislators

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About 10 years ago, NAIOP Arizona made a concerted effort to engage in public policy advocacy at the state capitol in order to attract and grow more high-paying jobs to our state. During this time, we have had a number of successes in the area of lowering commercial property tax assessment ratios. Where we had… Read More →

BKM Capital Partners acquires three industrial parks

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BKM Capital Partners has acquired three multi-tenant industrial parks with a combined capitalization of $42.8 million on behalf of BKM Industrial Value Fund I, LP, according to Brian Malliet, CEO and Co-Founder of BKM. These are the first three assets to be included in the commingled fund, which targets final close in March 2015, and intends… Read More →

AFI-USA sells downtown Phoenix development site for $12.75M

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Real estate developer Africa-Israel USA (AFI-USA) announces the sale of a five-acre downtown Phoenix development site at the corner of Central Avenue and McDowell Road for $12.75 million. AFI-USA had owned the property since 2004. Lennar Multifamily Communities is the purchaser and plans to transform what is currently an empty lot into a 288,000-square-foot luxury residential… Read More →

HFF arranges acquisition financing for Camelback Center

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HFF announced it has arranged acquisition financing for Camelback Center, a 32,963-square-foot, CVS-anchored retail center in Phoenix. HFF worked on behalf of a private real estate fund advised by Crow Holdings Capital- Real Estate to secure the fixed-rate loan through Guggenheim Commercial Real Estate Finance, LLC.  Loan proceeds were used to acquire the property. Camelback… Read More →

Investment company buys Eastpoint Business Center

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Cassidy Turley announced the $6.5 million ($84.08/psf) sale of Eastpoint Business Center located at 3191 N. Washington Street in Chandler, Ariz. Privately held investment management company AICI (El Segundo, CA) purchased the 77,303 square foot property from Dalfen America Corp. of Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Cassidy Turley’s Senior Managing Directors Bob Buckley, Tracy Cartledge and Steve… Read More →

Verde Investments buys Superstition Commerce Park

Superstition Commerce Park, Courtesy of Cassidy Turley

Cassidy Turley has announced the sale of Superstition Commerce Park, a 15.97-acre industrial project west of the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 60 and Sossaman Road. Phoenix-based Verde Investments, Inc. purchased the property for $8.8 million from Delta SCP, LLC. The buyer is an owner/user and plans to occupy the project. Cassidy Turley Executive Managing Directors… Read More →

Wentworth Property, Northwood Investors to redevelop 234KSF office

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Wentworth Property Company (WPC) and Northwood Investors purchased a ±234,446 square foot office project at 1665 W. Alameda Drive. The partners had the vision to see the unique potential in the property and purchased it for $13.83M with plans to spend $20 to $25 million on redeveloping the project. They selected Gensler as the architect,… Read More →

BH Properties acquires Shasta Beverages warehouse in Phoenix

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BH Properties, a Los Angeles-based firm that specializes in acquiring and repositioning challenged or distressed real estate properties, has purchased the Shasta Beverages, Inc. warehouse facility, located at 301 S. 29th St. in Phoenix, for $1.9 million. The all-cash deal closed in 18 days. “This property presented a prime investment opportunity as we are actively… Read More →

Auto aftermarket company signs 109KSF lease in Phoenix

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A leading auto aftermarket company has signed a 10-year + lease for 109,060 SF at Canal Crossing Logistics Center at 5670 S. 32nd St. in Phoenix. The project is currently under construction. Lee & Associates principals Jeff Conrad and Allen Lowe represented the landlord, Conor Commercial Real Estate (a real estate development and investment arm… Read More →

Vintage Partners to redevelop ’50s era shopping center

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Vintage Partners, the Arizona-based commercial real estate development and investment company, announced its selection by Uptown Plaza Associates, LLC to lead the redevelopment of Uptown Plaza, the landmark 1950s era shopping center in central Phoenix on the NE corner of Central Avenue and Camelback Road.  Kicking off with a groundbreaking in September 2014 (exactly 59… Read More →

CCIM Institute certification’s return of investment

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Op-Ed by Scott Fey, CCIM, Principal, Omni-American LLC The Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute was established in 1954 to give commercial real estate practitioners a previously unrealized opportunity to further their business practices through focused education and networking opportunities. Today, with the addition of advanced technology tools, CCIM is the global leader in commercial and… Read More →