“Commercial real estate has not begun to feel the pain,” said Panelist Bob O’Rourke, managing director of real estate for the Guardian Life Insurance Company.
Commercial Real Estate
The almost century-old Acme Paper warehouse in Manchester is being converted into a $6.5 million, 70-unit complex called Perry Place Apartments. The historic renovation joins a growing list of redevelopment projects in the Southside neighborhood and is expected to be ready for residents by the end of summer.
A Washington developer has pulled out of its commitment to buy and develop 36 acres near Bass Pro Shops in Hanover County. So far, the boat and fishing store is the only structure. But outlet shopping is still on track.
GPM Investments, an operator of convenience stores on the East Coast, has leased 25,600 square feet at 8565 Magellen Parkway in Henrico. Precision Recycling leased 15,300 square feet at 13101 N. Enon Church Road in Chesterfield.
The two firms leading the development effort, Commonwealth Commercial Partners and Dominion Realty Partners, have been mostly quiet on the project since first announcing their intent at the end of last summer. But engineers filed permits last week to start around $18 million in renovations.
Two of the area’s Chrysler dealerships will be closed by the automaker, according to a list of 789 that appeared Thursday morning as part of Chrysler’s bankruptcy proceedings. And the pain is going to get worse. GM is announcing today dealerships it will close. One source has said that could be three to five in… Read more »
A lender is forcing a foreclosure sale for part of a massive mixed-use project in Chesterfield County.
The first of five turn-of-the-century industrial buildings to be turned into apartments is six weeks away from completion. The development is a $50 million project of Historic Housing, the same group that developed 17th Street Lofts and The Lofts at Canal Walk. The apartments start at around $900 a month.
No matter how you slice it, office vacancy rates are climbing in Richmond. And true to supply and demand, landlords are getting more and more generous with freebies such as up to six months free on a long-term lease to lure tenants.
R.E. Michel Company, a wholesale HVAC distributor, purchased the 20,500-square-foot industrial property in Chesterfield from K.B. Properties LLC for $1.625 million. R.E Michel, plans to relocate their distribution operations to this location. Andrew Todd Properties LLC purchased the 5,900-square-foot office building at 2310 W. Main St. in Richmond from Rich 6 LLC for $402,500.