Sale of a newly constructed, Class A industrial facility closes in South Dallas

JLL Capital Markets represented the seller in the sale of Southfield Park 35 – Building 5, an industrial facility totaling 489,310 square feet in DeSoto, Texas. The property, developed by Seefried Industrial Properties and Affinius Capital, was delivered in September 2022.

Situated on 33.91 acres, the best-in-class asset features 40-foot heights, 185-foot truck court depths, 117 dock doors and 144 trailer parking spaces with the ability to create an additional 50 trailer parks.

Strategically located in the South Dallas industrial submarket, the property benefits from access to many of the major population centers in Dallas-Fort Worth. The facility is located 1.2 miles from I-20 and 2.3 miles from I-35E, which serve as major local, regional and national arteries for logistics and transportation across markets.

The JLL Capital Markets Investment Sales and Advisory team was led by Senior Managing Director Trent Agnew, Directors Tom Weber and Pauli Kerr, Senior Director Parker McCormack, Associate Matthew Barge and Analyst Keenan Ryan.

Financing secured for Dallas life sciences/lab redevelopment project

JLL Capital Markets has arranged financing for the redevelopment of Bridge Labs at Pegasus Park, a 135,000-square-foot life sciences/lab facility in Dallas, Texas.

JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, Montgomery Street Partners, J. Small Investments and an affiliate of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, to secure a five-year construction loan through InterBank. Additionally, JLL placed C-PACE financing with Nuveen Green Capital to complete the capital requirements for the redevelopment.

Formerly a call center, Bridge Labs is a two-story building that will be converted and expanded into a lab/R&D facility by Q3 2024, including pre-built lab spec suites and centralized lab services/amenities. This represents the first life sciences development or conversion transaction in the Dallas market and will address the urgent need for lab space in Dallas Fort Worth. Bridge Labs at Pegasus Park is already 30% pre-leased.

The property is located within Pegasus Park, Dallas’ first true biotech and life sciences campus positioned between Dallas’ Design District and the Southwestern Medical District. The campus is highly amenitized, offering tenants access to a brewery with arestaurant, and taproom, full service on-site conference center and catering, grab-and-go options, a fitness center, outdoor firepits and an indoor/outdoor lounge. The park is home to several existing academic anchors, including UT Southwestern and SMU, as well as BioLab’s first non-coastal location. Additionally, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) announced the launch of ARPANET-H, a national health innovation network anchored by three regional hubs. As part of the $2.5 billion initiative, the Customer Experience hub will be physically located at Pegasus Park and focus on patient access and diversity for the agency’s projects. While the other two hubs will be located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington D.C., selection of Texas firmly cements the region as an emerging life sciences market.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Director Jim Curtin and Senior Director Andrew Gray. Jason Piering, formerly with JLL and now with Hamilton Partners team was also part of the financing team.

Remedy Medical Properties and Kayne Anderson Real Estate acquire specialty surgical hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth

Joint venture partners Remedy Medical Properties and Kayne Anderson Real Estate announced the acquisition of the 161,264-square-foot Baylor Scott & White Frisco Medical Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Frisco. 

The two-story, 68-bed specialty hospital, located at 5601 Warren Parkway, sits on 7.4 acres and is 100% occupied by Texas Health Ventures Group, a joint venture between Baylor Scott & White (BSW), the largest non-profit health system in Texas and one of the largest in the country, and United Surgical Partners International (USPI), the nation’s largest ambulatory surgery platform. 

BSW Frisco Medical Center is a world class surgical center consistently ranked among the best in the country, featuring 11 operating rooms including two robotic surgery rooms. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, OB/GYN, labor delivery/NICU, urology, spine, radiology, and general surgery, as well as an emergency department and onsite pharmacy. The facility boasts a suite of resort-like amenities for both patients and guests, such as complimentary valet parking, private rooms, and more. Included in the purchase is the adjacent two-story parking garage.

Frisco is the fastest-growing large city in the country over the past decade, according to the U.S. Census, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9%, compared to a median CAGR of 0.9% nationwide. The city’s average household income is $181,000, which is 74% higher than the national average. 

The campus location is ideal, with easy access to two of North Texas’s primary thoroughfares, the Dallas North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Tollway and within 10 miles of six major hospitals, including Children’s Medical Center Plano and Baylor Scott & White Centennial Hospital. It’s also just one mile from The Star, the headquarters and training facility of the Dallas Cowboys.

Class A multi-housing asset in Dallas trades

JLL Capital Markets has closed the sale and arranged the acquisition financing for AMLI Design District, a 314-unit, Class A, mixed-use, high-rise multi-housing asset located in Dallas.

JLL represented the seller, AMLI Residential, and procured an international real estate investor as buyer, HASTA Capital. JLL worked on behalf of the new owner to secure acquisition financing through Freddie Mac Multifamily. The loan will be serviced by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC., a Freddie Mac Optigo℠ lender.

The JLL Capital Markets Investment Sales and Advisory team was led by Senior Managing Director Roberto Casas. The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team was led by Senior Managing Directors Melissa Quinn and Lee Weaver, Vice President Rob Rothaug and Analyst Cristian Sieman, with an assist from the local Dallas Debt Advisory team, including Director Lauren Dow and Associate Chris Grievous.

Originally built in 2013, AMLI Design District consists of 312,806 square feet of residential space, 26,830 square feet of ground-floor retail and an expansive covered parking garage with 664 spaces. The property features studio, one- and two-bedroom units with gourmet kitchens, stainless-steel appliances, spa-style bathrooms, walk-in closets, full-size washers and dryers, quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood-style vinyl floors. Community amenities include an infinity-edge pool, a pool deck with private cabanas, premium outdoor grilling stations, a coffee bar and skyline lounge, complimentary bike rentals and personal bike storage, a pet spa, indoor and outdoor pet parks, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an executive conference room and more.

Situated at 1400 Hi Line Dr., the property sits within the Dallas’s popular Design District, which is a part of the greater Intown submarket and is best known for high-end retail shops, luxury showrooms and eclectic dining experiences. AMLI Design District is conveniently located directly off of I-35E, allowing visibility to approximately 250,000 vehicles per day and providing residents an eight-minute drive to the employment hub of downtown Dallas. Additional proximate demand drivers include Victory Park, Uptown, the Dallas Medical District and Downtown Dallas, Harwood district, the Northend redevelopment, Klyde Warren Park and Deep Ellum. The property also is just a 20-minute drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

JLL delivers multi-housing investors a full range of solutions through one diverse, integrated platform. The division employs approximately 400 professionals who provide comprehensive investment sales and disposition services with access to thousands of domestic and foreign investors. JLL is also one of the nation’s largest affordable and conventional multi-housing and seniors housing lenders with comprehensive loan underwriting, asset management and loan servicing capabilities. Agency/GSE lending and loan servicing are performed by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. Loans made or arranged in California are pursuant to a California Financing Law license.

CBRE arranges sale of Expo Center, a 28,119-square-foot shopping center in Rowlett

CBRE announced the sale of Expo Center, a 28,119-square-foot shopping center in Rowlett, Texas. The property is located at 3801 Lakeview Parkway and sits on 3.35 acres. A local Dallas private investment group purchased the property from Standridge Companies.

Jared Aubrey and Michael Austry represented the seller in the marketing and sale of the property.

Located along Lakeview Parkway just one mile east of Lake Ray Hubbard, the center is 100% leased to nine retail tenants, including Fresenius Medical Care, Golden Pot Chinese and Opa! Greek Taverna. The property gardened significant investor interest due to its replaceable in-place rents and limited competition as this is one of the few properties in the surrounding area that has full-service restaurant options.

Newmark completes sale of three-building, newly constructed industrial park in Mansfield

Newmark has completed the sale of Mansfield Urban Industrial Park, a three-building industrial property totaling 267,622 square feet in Mansfield, Texas.

Newmark Capital Markets Vice Chairmen Dustin Volz and Stephen Bailey, Senior Managing Director Dom Espinosa and Managing Director Zach Riebe represented the seller, Longbow Interests, a Dallas-based commercial real estate firm that specializes in developing shallow bay industrial buildings. The buyer was High Street Logistics Properties.

Located at 1960-1962 Heritage Road, Mansfield Urban was 89% leased at the time of sale with a 4.6-year weighted average lease term (WALT). Delivered in summer 2022, the property features Class A amenities, including front/rear-load design, 18- to 28-foot clear heights, modern truck courts, ESFR sprinkler systems, speculative office space and steel deck roofing.

Mansfield Urban is centrally located within the DFW Metroplex and offers convenient access to I-20, US-287 and TX-360. The property benefits from DFW’s ongoing population growth and robust employment growth, particularly among industrial-using jobs.

According to Newmark Research, the Dallas industrial market realized 5.4 million square feet of positive absorption in the second quarter of 2023, bringing year-to-date totals to 15.1 million square feet. Following a yearly supply outpacing demand for the second consecutive quarter, as of the end of the second quarter of 2023, vacancy increased by 160 basis points year over year to 7.3%.