Real estate deals

Investor urges General Growth to pursue being acquired by Simon

August 27, 2012
Bloomberg News
Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management LP, the second-largest investor in General Growth Properties Inc., urged the mall owner to enter negotiations for a takeover by rival Simon Property Group Inc.
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Simon again considering acquisition of shopping mall rival

August 24, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
One of General Growth Properties Inc.'s largest shareholders says Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group has discussed acquiring the Chicago-based shopping mall competitor.
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Historic Market Street building gets new owner

August 21, 2012
Tom Harton
The Corydon Group bought 125 W. Market St. Aug. 2 and will occupy the 4,200-square-foot top floor of the three-story building after renovations are finished in early November.
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Vacant Consolidated Building purchased by local buyersRestricted Content

August 18, 2012
Cory Schouten
Two local buyers are angling to revitalize a century-old, 15-story downtown landmark that has confounded redevelopment attempts since its last tenants departed in the late 1990s. Ambrose Property Group and The Whitsett Group hope to transform the Consolidated Building into 98 apartments with first-floor retail or restaurant space.
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Local developer buys 50 acres in Intech Park

August 17, 2012
Scott Olson
Ace Commercial Development plans to construct a build-to-suit development for an undisclosed client on the highly visible property. Real estate sources say the client is locally based Heritage Environmental Services LLC.
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Troubled Di Rimini apartment building closer to opening

August 15, 2012
Scott Olson
A controversial downtown Indianapolis apartment building that never opened due to severe design deficiencies is a step closer to being ready for tenants after city officials granted the project’s new owner a zoning variance.
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Chase Tower's $201M sale price sets recordRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
Cory Schouten
A publicly traded real estate investment trust has agreed to pay $201 million for the tallest building in Indiana, a price that could give a boost to the local investment market.
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Meadows neighborhood developer aims for retailRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
New housing, health facility could help attract grocer.
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Lawrence Township finds buyers for surplus buildings

June 26, 2012
Tom Harton
The northeast-side school district has sold one building, has three offers for another and is seeking tenants for 100,000 square feet in a third building.
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Whitsett's Lockerbie project will be market rate

June 19, 2012
Tom Harton
Whitsett was counting on selling state-issued affordable housing tax credits to finance the $27 million project, but it wasn’t among the projects awarded credits.
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Buckingham recruiting tenants for CityWay office buildingRestricted Content

June 16, 2012
Structure to be built steps away from Rolls-Royce, Lilly and newly built apartments and retail space.
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Simon Property's revolving loan signals overseas deals

June 11, 2012
Bloomberg News
Simon Property Group Inc., the world’s largest real estate investment trust, has increased its firepower for potential global expansion with a $2 billion revolving line of credit in six currencies.
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MainSource Bank snags prime former Borders space

June 6, 2012
Cory Schouten
MainSource Bank plans to open its first Indianapolis branch in part of the former home of Borders at the southeast corner of Meridian and Washington streets downtown.
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Interchange project changes retail prospects on west side

June 5, 2012
Tom Harton
Land at the Waterfront Office Park that sat vacant for decades is now ripe for retail development thanks to the reconfiguration of a west-side interstate interchange.
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Prominent downtown buildings offered for sale

May 29, 2012
Tom Harton
Greater availability of debt financing has spurred renewed interest in real estate deal-making. Chase Tower and Rolls-Royce's downtown complex are for sale, while Capital Center is under contract.
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Developer Kite to remake key corner in CarmelRestricted Content

May 26, 2012
Cory Schouten
Kite Realty Group Trust is planning a Rivers Edge-like overhaul of two shopping centers it owns at 116th Street and Rangeline Road in Carmel. The Indianapolis-based real estate firm already has landed new tenants, including a natural and organic grocery store and a handful of restaurants.
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First stage of $85M downtown project up for approval

May 22, 2012
Scott Olson
The city is set to hear a request on Thursday by a local developer to build a five-story parking garage at the corner of New York and Illinois streets downtown. The garage is part of a development that would be anchored by a Marsh store.
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Retail lineup taking shape for CityWay project

May 22, 2012
Cory Schouten
CityWay has landed a fine dining restaurant, a mixology bar, a Qdoba and a frozen yogurt shop as developer Buckingham Cos. turns its attention to the retail portion of the $155 million mixed-use project.
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New charter school proposed for North Meridian Street

May 4, 2012
Cory Schouten
An Arizona charter school operator serving middle and high school students has filed plans to build a two-story school at Meridian and 22nd streets.
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Earth Fare grocery replacing Borders at Hamilton Town Center

April 18, 2012
Cory Schouten
An upscale supermarket chain focused on natural and organic products is taking the former Borders bookstore space at Hamilton Town Center. The store will be the first in Indiana for the privately held chain.
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Manufacturer plans distribution center in Plainfield

April 17, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Wisconsin-based Regal Beloit Corp. has hired Browning/Duke Realty to build a 376,000-square-foot distribution center in Plainfield, the company announced Tuesday.
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Plans for Broad Ripple parking garage hit snag

April 9, 2012
Scott Olson
City officials are recommending that construction of the $15 million parking garage and retail project be denied because the property sits 4 feet below a flood plain.
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French mall operator looks to Simon for know-how

March 23, 2012
Bloomberg News
Simon Property Group Inc.’s cutting-edge experience as the biggest U.S. mall owner will help Klepierre SA boost rental income at its shopping centers, the French company’s CEO says.
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Irvington apartment, streetscape projects clear hurdles

March 20, 2012
Tom Harton
Two significant construction projects are closer to starting in Irvington, where the district’s East Washington Street commercial corridor is bouncing back even as one of its key buildings faces demolition.
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Deal rekindles $45M downtown projectRestricted Content

March 17, 2012
Cory Schouten
Former partners in Kosene & Kosene Development have settled a legal dispute that jeopardized redevelopment of the vacant former Bank One Operations Center downtown. Milhaus Development has until May 1 to begin construction.
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  1. The $104K to CRC would go toward debts service on $486M of existing debt they already have from other things outside this project. Keystone buys the bonds for 3.8M from CRC, and CRC in turn pays for the parking and site work, and some time later CRC buys them back (with interest) from the projected annual property tax revenue from the entire TIF district (est. $415K / yr. from just this property, plus more from all the other property in the TIF district), which in theory would be about a 10-year term, give-or-take. CRC is basically betting on the future, that property values will increase, driving up the tax revenue to the limit of the annual increase cap on commercial property (I think that's 3%). It should be noted that Keystone can't print money (unlike the Federal Treasury) so commercial property tax can only come from consumers, in this case the apartment renters and consumers of the goods and services offered by the ground floor retailers, and employees in the form of lower non-mandatory compensation items, such as bonuses, benefits, 401K match, etc.

  2. $3B would hurt Lilly's bottom line if there were no insurance or Indemnity Agreement, but there is no way that large an award will be upheld on appeal. What's surprising is that the trial judge refused to reduce it. She must have thought there was evidence of a flagrant, unconscionable coverup and wanted to send a message.

  3. As a self-employed individual, I always saw outrageous price increases every year in a health insurance plan with preexisting condition costs -- something most employed groups never had to worry about. With spouse, I saw ALL Indiana "free market answer" plans' premiums raise 25%-45% each year.

  4. It's not who you chose to build it's how they build it. Architects and engineers decide how and what to use to build. builders just do the work. Architects & engineers still think the tarp over the escalators out at airport will hold for third time when it snows, ice storms.

  5. http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/duke-energy-customers-angry-about-money-for-nothing

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