Himmel + Meringoff snags Queens mixed-use building – REFI

Himmel + Meringoff has acquired a 127,000-square-foot office and retail building in Queens, N.Y., as part of a push to

Hines JV taps Goldman for Houston office loan – REFI

A joint venture between Hines and Prime Asset Management has tapped Goldman Sachs for a $163.5m loan on 717 Texas

Blackstone selectively selling Los Angeles assets – REFI

The Blackstone Group is selectively selling office assets in the Los Angeles area, quietly looking to harvest gains on many of

Kennedy Wilson makes Glendale mixed-use play – REFI

Kennedy Wilson’s Real Estate Fund V has acquired 400 and 450 North Brand, a pair of Class A office and retail buildings

New York owner carves out boutique office niche – REFI

K Property Group, a New York-based investment company that specializes in buildings of 300,000 square feet or less, is carving

Rockspring sells land tract as Houston resi market revives – REFI

Rockspring Capital has sold a 1,619-acre land tract on the outskirts of Houston in a deal that signals the revival of

South Korean manager shops Chicago tower – REFI

Mirae Global Investments, a South Korea-based investment management company, is seeking buyers for 225 West Wacker Drive, a 651,000-square-foot office

JCR rolls out fourth fund – REFI

JCR Capital Investment Corporation has launched its fourth fund, JCR Capital Income Plus Fund IV, PIE’s sister publication REFI reported.

Cushman launches market for JFK hotel development site – REFI

Cushman & Wakefield has launched marketing for a 1.9-acre development parcel near JFK International Airport in Queens, PIE’s sister publication REFI reported. The

Local player touts New Orleans office opportunity – REFI

Beau Box Real Estate believes New Orleans’ office market offers investors good opportunities given its stock of the kind of

Mixed-income specialist seeks new deals as housing market contracts – REFI

Meredith Marshall, co-founder and managing partner of mixed-income housing specialist BRP Companies, has spent the bulk of his career developing

Joint venture snags Boston office – REFI

A joint venture between Jumbo Capital Management and Guggenheim Real Estate acquired 50 Congress Street, a 179,872-square-foot office building occupying an entire city block

Leumi keeps construction lending strong amid broader bank pullback – REFI

Bank Leumi, a commercial bank that manages about $7.5m in assets, is pushing forward in its commercial real estate construction

Monday Properties refinances Rosslyn portfolio – REFI

Monday Properties has refinanced debt on a portfolio of nine office buildings in Rosslyn, Va., consolidating maturing mortgages on the properties

China Life recaps $950m ElmTree portfolio – REFI

A wholly-owned subsidiary of China Life Insurance Group has invested $950m to recapitalize a portfolio of properties owned by ElmTree

Pembrook structures creative affordable housing deal – REFI

New York-based Pembrook Capital Management has come up with a unique way to preserve 571 units affordable housing in California,

Jaguar moves into Mexican limited service hotel market – REFI

Jaguar Growth Partners has acquired a 9.7% stake in Hoteles City Express, a Mexico City-based company that specializes in the limited service

Lionstone snaps up second Atlanta tower – REFI

Lionstone Investments has acquired its second Atlanta office tower, buying 271 17th Street from CBRE Global Investors, PIE’s sister publication REFI