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HFF Chicago Honored with NAIOP Broker Transaction of the Year Award

Thursday, December 22, 2016

NAIOP Chicago recently honored five HFF Chicago investment sales professionals as the winners of the Broker Transaction of the Year – Office Investment award at the 29th Annual NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence. HFF Senior Managing Directors Jeff Bramson, Jaime Fink, Mark Katz and Associate Directors Bryan Rosenberg and Patrick Shields were recognized for their work on the Old Main Post Office transaction, which had a total transaction value of $125 million. The HFF team represented the buyer, New York-based investment group 601W ... [Read More]

HFF Closes $569 Million Sale of Six Florida Senior Housing Properties

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

HFF recently closed the sale of a six-property senior housing portfolio in Florida known collectively as Aston Gardens. HFF exclusively marketed the offering on behalf of the seller, Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors. A joint venture between Welltower, Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) purchased a 97.5 percent stake in the portfolio in an off-market transaction for $555 million. Welltower, Inc. holds a 55 percent stake in the joint venture while CPPIB owns the remaining 45 percent. The other 2.5 percent stake was purchased by Discovery Senior Living for nearly $15 million. Senior Housing Property Features The Aston Gardens portfolio, which comprises senior housing properties across the state of Florida, features: Six, private-pay, primarily independent-living multi-housing properties for seniors Total of 1,930 units across... [Read More]

HFF Arranges $225 Million Loan for Trophy Office Project in Seattle's Central Business District

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

HFF recently arranged a $225 million construction loan for Madison Centre, a trophy office project with ground floor retail space in Seattle’s central business district (CBD). HFF worked on behalf of Schnitzer West, LLC (Schnitzer) and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, acting on behalf of an institutional client, to secure the loan through Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. The 37-story Madison Centre broke ground in September 2014 at 505 Madison Street at the corner of 5th Avenue and Madison Street in Seattle’s CBD. The office property is adjacent to the Seattle Public Library and the Madison Renaissance Hotel. With a walk score of 98, one of the highest scores provided by, Madison Centre is within ... [Read More]

HFF Secures $247.5 Million Refinancing for Retail Properties in Texas

Friday, January 29, 2016

HFF has recently secured a $247.5 million refinancing for a retail portfolio totaling 20 properties and 2.1 million square feet in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, Global Fund Investments, LLC, to place the long-term, fixed-rate loan with TIAA-CREF. Loan proceeds were used to refinance existing debt and recapitalize the properties. The 95-percent-leased retail portfolio consists of 20 properties and features: Approximately 414 tenants, including H.E.B, Kroger, Kohl’s, LA Fitness, Petco, Golfsmith, 24-Hour Fitness, Starbucks and T.J. Maxx Twelve retail properties in Houston or Houston-area suburbs, including Katy, Missouri City, Spring and Sugar Land Seven retail properties in Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Arlington (two centers), DeSoto, Hurst, Plano, Richardson and Southlake One retail property in San Antonio The HFF... [Read More]

HFF Named to Market for Sale Multi-Housing Property in Manhattan

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

HFF recently has been named to market for sale 148 Duane Street, a luxury, multi-housing property in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Primed for luxury condominiums, the multi-housing property is a converted residential unit in one of New York City's most desired neighborhood. Additionally, all approvals and permits to renovate the property are obtained by the owner.  The multi-housing property in Manhattan features: Four full-floor residential units with high ceilings 13,700 rentable square feet, 3,972 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 2,889-square-foot cellar Penthouse unit with private swimming pool and 3,500-square-foot outdoor space post-renovation Located near intersection of Duane Street and West Broadway, one block from Chambers Street metro station and walking distance to Tribeca’s retail, dining and entertainment attractions ... [Read More]

HFF Secures Substantial Acquisition of Almost $34 Million Industrial Property Portfolio in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HFF recently secured $33.65 million in acquisition financing for a three-property industrial warehouse portfolio totaling 1.7 million square feet near Minneapolis, Minnesota and Green Bay, Wisconsin. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, a joint venture between Biynah Industrial Partners and Alex. Brown Realty, Inc., to place the three-year, floating-rate loan with three one-year extensions with Realty Finance Trust.   The portfolio features: 100 percent occupancy rate Highly-functional, modern warehouse facilities The Minnesota property is located at 435 Park Court in Lino Lakes and is proximate to Interstate 35W The Wisconsin properties are 5929 Packer Drive in Menomonie and 1731 Industrial Parkway in Marinette. The HFF debt placement team was led by managing director Matthew Schoenfeldt. HFF... [Read More]

HFF Closes the $35 Million Sale of an Iconic Office and Warehouse Property in New York City

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

HFF recently closed the sale of iconic 47-37 Austell Place, a four-story office/warehouse building in Long Island City, New York. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Time Equities. A partnership consisting of Drake Street Partners, Normandy Real Estate Partners and GEM Realty Capital purchased the property for $35 million.  The property features: Original development in 1916 featuring high-ceiling heights, industrial over-sized windows, open floor plans, fourth-floor penthouse and rooftop terrace views of the Manhattan skyline Adaptable for multiple uses, including creative office, warehouse, ground floor retail or event space 47-37 Austell Place is situated in Long Island City, bounded by Skillman Avenue to the north and 27th Street to the south Short walk from... [Read More]

HFF Arranges $177 million financing for Retail Real Estate - Lloyd Center in Portland’s Lloyd District

Monday, November 09, 2015

HFF arranged a financing commitment of $177 million for Lloyd Center, a 1.27 million-square-foot regional shopping center with office space in Portland’s Lloyd District. HFF worked on behalf of the sponsor, Cypress Acquisition Partners Retail Fund, an affiliate of Cypress Equities, to secure the floating-rate loan through an affiliate of KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. Loan proceeds will be used to finish executing a capital improvement plan and facilitate new leasing. Prime Shopping Retail Real Estate Lloyd Center was originally constructed in 1960 and underwent renovations in 1991 and 2006 prior to the current renovations, which began in 2014. With more than 130 tenants, the property is home to Macy’s, H&M, Marshalls, Barnes & Noble, PacifiCorp, Forever 21 and a variety of office tenants. Working with... [Read More]

HFF Closes Massive 21-Property Multi-Housing Properties Portfolio for the University of Chicago

Thursday, October 22, 2015

HFF recently closed the sale of a 21-property, 676-unit multi-housing portfolio along with two land sites in Chicago, Illinois. HFF marketed the student housing real estate portfolio offering on behalf of the University of Chicago, and it was subsequently purchased by Pioneer Acquisitions, LLC in its entirety free and clear of existing debt.    The multi-housing portfolio features: 95-percent-occupied University of Chicago graduate student housing and faculty/staff buildings 460,582 total square feet, 681 square feet per unit Total of 883 beds Located in Hyde Park and Kenwood, within walking distance to campus Six miles south of Chicago's Central Business District and close to Lake Michigan The HFF investment sales team representing the University of Chicago was led by executive... [Read More]

HFF Records Highest Value Retail Property Sale in Florida in the Expanding Miami Beach Area

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) recently closed the $370 million sale of a 1.1-acre contiguous city block along Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida. According to HFF, the sale is the second largest ever in Miami-Dade County and the highest value retail property sale in Florida. HFF marketed the property on behalf of the seller, a partnership between Jonathan Fryd and Michael Comras. The buyer was a private family office. The Lincoln Road area features: One of the premier shopping districts in the country often compared with New York’s Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Top tourist attraction in Miami with more than six million visitors annually Lincoln Road Flagship Block consists of global flagship retail stores for Gap, Apple, Capital One and Nike ... [Read More]

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