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April 28, 2014

When John Lechleiter was named CEO of Eli Lilly and Co. in late 2007, the Indianapolis-based drugmaker derived just 5 percent of its annual revenue from its Elanco Animal Health subsidiary. But next year, after Lilly completes its $5.4 billion acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, Elanco will contribute 17 percent of revenue—or one out of every six dollars flowing into Lilly’s coffers. It’s been a swift transformation for Greenfield-based Elanco. In the mid-2000s, Lilly employees often tried to avoid or leave posts at Elanco because its future was in doubt. “Five years ago, people said, ‘Don’t go to Elanco because they’re going to get sold,’” Elanco President Jeff Simmons said in a 2010 interview. But the 2007 decision by Lechleiter and the Lilly board to invest in Elanco turned things around. Elanco now employs 3,500 worldwide, up from 2,500 a few years ago. Elanco’s revenue has shot up from $996 million in 2007 to $2.2 billion last year—growth of 120 percent, which is three times faster than the rest of the animal health industry. Of that growth, 60 percent has come organically, as Elanco aggressively pushed its products into foreign markets to complement its strong presence in the United States. The other 40 percent has come via acquisitions. The Novartis deal, expected to close in early 2015, will be Elanco’s eighth purchase in as many years.

Two Warsaw-based orthopedic implant companies agreed to merge last week in a $13.4 billion deal. Zimmer Holdings Inc. will acquire Biomet Inc., whose private equity owners had planned to stage a public stock offering this year. Biomet posted $3.1 billion in revenue in 2013, up from $2.8 billion in 2012, according to IBJ research. It employs 9,000 people worldwide. Zimmer reported $4.6 billion in revenue in 2013. It has about 9,500 employees. “This will give Zimmer some leverage when they go to hospitals, and help them compete,” said Jason McGorman, an analyst at Bloomberg Industries in Princeton, N.J., according to a report by Bloomberg News. Also, “they get a little more in terms of products in other areas, like sports medicine, extremities and trauma, where Zimmer has less exposure.” Zimmer will pay $10.4 billion in cash and issue shares of its common stock valued at $3 billion to Biomet Inc.'s equity holders.

Eli Lilly and Co.’s drug ramucirumab won approval from U.S. regulators to be sold under the brand name Cyramza as a treatment for gastric cancer. According to Bloomberg News, analysts expect the drug could bring in annual sales of more than $1 billion. Lilly is trying to launch new cancer and diabetes drugs to offset the loss of revenue from the anti-depressant Cymbalta, which saw its U.S. patent expire in December. Lilly obtained the drug Cyramza in its acquisition of ImClone Systems Inc. in 2008. Lilly is also studying the drug in lung, liver and colorectal cancers.

Dow AgroSciences LLC reported record sales of $2.1 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 1 percent over last year's first period, the Indianapolis-based company reported April 23. The subsidiary of Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. also reported record earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, of $529 million, up 9 percent from a year ago. Dow Agro said higher sales and lower expenses boosted profit. Sales of crop-protection products grew 4 percent overall in the quarter, mainly due to gains in foreign markets. Sales of new crop-protection products rose 28 percent. Sales of seeds and seed traits fell 7 percent in the quarter, partly due to the late planting season in the United States.

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April 28, 2014

Dr. Alexia Torke, an internist, has been named associate director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research. Torke is a researcher at the Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute and a professor at the IU School of Medicine. The Center for Aging Research works with scientists, clinicians, patients and others to develop and test innovative strategies to improve the quality of health care and self-care of older adults. Torke graduated from Carleton College and received a medical degree from the IU School of Medicine.

Mark Anderson has been named director of Franciscan Physician Network’s Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana and the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Health. Anderson, who has worked at Franciscan for 16 years, graduated from Indiana University’s physical therapy program in 1997 and earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009.

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Sales/acquisitions

April 22, 2014
-RH of Indiana LP bought 27.6 acres at 2271 Wood Creek Drive, Avon. The seller, Hendricks County Bank and Trust Co., was represented by Bo Leffel of Cassidy Turley. The buyer represented itself.

-Paradigm Real Estate Investments LLC bought a 92,779-square-foot retail property at 5250-5530 E. U.S. 36, Avon. The seller, Cassidy Turley acting as court-appointed receiver, was represented by Jacque Haynes and Bennett Williams of Cassidy Turley. The buyer represented itself.
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Leases/leasing contracts

April 22, 2014
-International Audio Visual Inc. leased 19,996 square feet of industrial space at 6635 E. 30th St. The tenant was represented by Ryan Kelly of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, Torah Realty ADA Compliant LP, was represented by Michael Weishaar and Todd Vannatta of Cassidy Turley.

-Utili Comm South Inc. leased 8,000 square feet of industrial space at 1435 Brookville Way. The tenant was represented by Michael Weishaar and Scott O'Neil of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, First Industrial Realty Trust, was represented by Brian Buschuk and Brian Seitz of JLL.

-Paint Shop Customs and Fabrication LLC leased 7,200 square feet of industrial space at 5214-5252 W. 79th St. The tenant was represented by Lawrance Morrisey of Corporate Commercial Group. The landlord, Iron Point Titan Asset Management LLC, was represented by Bryan Poynter of Cassidy Turley.

-Centaur Inc. leased 5,249 square feet of office space at 10 W. Market St. The tenant was represented by Thomas Hadley of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, HDG Mansur, was represented by Bennett Williams and Andrew Martin of Cassidy Turley.

-NTRACTS LLC leased 5,118 square feet of office space at 101 W. Ohio St. The tenant was represented by Jon Owens of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, West Ohio II LLC, was represented by Renae Breitbach of Amerimar.

-Bon Advertising, dba Bandy.Carroll.Hellige Advertising, leased 4,885 square feet of office space at 101 W. Ohio St. The tenant was represented by John Crisp and Spud Dick of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, West Ohio II LLC, represented itself.

-White's Residential & Family Services Inc. leased 3,120 square feet of industrial space at 6330 E. 75th St. The landlord, Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc., was represented by Todd Vannatta and Bennett Williams of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-Cardinal Maintenance Inc. leased 2,125 square feet of industrial space at 8501 Bash St.  The tenant was represented by Dustin Looper of Colliers International. The landlord, Mann Properties, was represented by Sally Lewis of Mann Properties.

-Little Chin Asian Grocery leased 1,868 square feet at Southport Centre, 7300 U.S. 31 South. The tenant was represented by Nguncer Baulteng of Mang Tha Real Estate LLC. The landlord, Southport Centre LLC, was represented by Dean Almas of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate.

-Barbara's New Beginnings renewed its lease for 1,600 square feet of retail space at The Shops at River Crossing, 8635 River Crossing Blvd. The tenant and landlord, an affiliate of PK Partners, represented themselves.
 
-Cumberland Florist leased 1,600 square feet at Centre East, 10615 E. Washington St. The landlord, Centre East LLC, was represented by Dean Almas of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Flying Cupcake leased 1,533 square feet at Greendale Centre, 745 U.S. 31 North, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Bart Jackson of Lee & Associates. The landlord, Greendale LLC, was represented by Dean Almas of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate.

-Hull & Associates Inc. leased 1,523 square feet of office space at 8445 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Bennett Williams and Andrew Martin of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Northside Realty Partners, was represented by Kevin Dick of Colliers International.
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Residential

April 22, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages fell from 4.47 percent to 4.43 percent in the week ended April 17, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell from 3.52 percent to 3.48 percent.
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Construction

April 22, 2014
-Capitol Construction has completed an 11,800-square-foot office build-out for LB Gray at 9100 Keystone at the Crossing.

-Capitol Construction has completed a 7,000-square-foot office build-out for Landman Beatty at 9100 Keystone at the Crossing.
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Company news

April 21, 2014

Mainstreet Property Group LLC is trying to bring crowdfunding to nursing homes. The Carmel-based firm launched a new round of private placement fundraising Monday using a website run by Oregon-based CrowdStreet Inc. and a mix of traditional advertising in central Indiana. The goal is to raise $500,000 to $2.5 million to help Mainstreet construct a $13.3 million nursing care and rehabilitation facility in Bloomington. Mainstreet CEO Zeke Turner said if the Bloomington “test case” is successful, Mainstreet can use crowdfunding to boost its annual construction of health care campuses from $350 million currently to $500 million. Mainstreet is offering to pay “accredited investors” annual dividends of 10 percent while paying itself a $635,000 development fee. Mainstreet hopes to sell the Bloomington facility by mid-2015, which could boost investor returns to 14 percent. Mainstreet’s crowdfunding experiment comes as the company is under scrutiny over allegations that Turner’s father, state Rep. Eric Turner, helped defeat a nursing home construction moratorium that most of Mainstreet’s competitors supported.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has signed contracts with 1,400 physicians under its Enhanced Personal Health Care initiative, which pays doctors extra to help keep patients healthier and out of the hospital. The initiative, coupled with accountable care organizations Anthem is working to form with hospitals, is part of a broader push in health care called value-based purchasing. “The biggest challenge in health care today is finding a way to improve quality while reducing costs,” said Dr. David Lee, Anthem’s vice president of provider engagement and contracting. As part of the initiative, Anthem shares with doctors claims information Anthem gathers on its patients so doctors can target their efforts on the patients most in need. Anthem also pays doctors an extra $3.50 per month for each Anthem patient they manage. If overall spending on Anthem patients goes down and doctors document they provided high-quality care, Anthem shares some of the savings with doctors at the end of the year. The enrollment of doctors so far is a bit of a step back from the Quality Health First program Anthem previously operated to encourage physician management of patients’ overall health. That program had 2,200 physcians participating when Anthem pulled out of it in early 2013.

St. Vincent Health and the Cleveland Clinic have partnered in the opening of a new 8,000-square-foot kidney transplant center in Portage, Ind., to see patients before and after their transplant surgeries in Indianapolis. In a press release, St. Vincent noted that the average wait time for a kidney transplant in the Chicago area is six years, compared with 14 months at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Patients waiting for a transplant via another hospital system can transfer their wait times to St. Vincent. St. Vincent and Cleveland Clinic established their transplant partnership five years ago, focusing on kidney and pancreas procedures. Transplant surgeons working at St. Vincent’s 11-bed renal transplant unit in Indianapolis are employed by Cleveland Clinic.

Community Health Network opened a 65,000-square-foot, free-standing cancer center on the campus of Community Hospital South. The facility centralizes all the cancer care providers patients see—including physicians, radiologists, social workers, dieticians and financial counselors—so patients can make fewer visits to the center. Community hopes the center, which includes 16 infusion rooms, serves patients from as far away as Columbus, Seymour, Shelbyville and Greensburg.

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April 21, 2014

Sam Odle, the former chief operating officer of Indiana University Health, has been named senior strategic policy advisor of AvaSure, a Michigan-based company that provides software for remote observation of patients at risk of falls and other injuries. Odle retired from IU Health in June 2012. Odle joined Indianapolis-based Bose Public Affairs as a senior policy adviser in October 2012 and then was elected to the board of the Indianapolis Public Schools in November 2012. He joined Methodist Hospital in 1981 as vice president of operations and stayed with the organization through its 1996 merger with Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, which formed what is now IU Health.

WellPoint Inc. named Dr. Martin Silverstein chief strategy officer. Beginning on April 28, Silverstein will oversee WellPoint’s enterprise marketing, corporate development and strategy functions. Silverstein was a managing director at Boston Consulting Group, where he worked for more than 25 years. Silverstein holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and natural sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Sales/acquisitions

April 15, 2014
-109 Gasoline Alley LLC bought a 14,400-square-foot industrial property at 109 Gasoline Alley. The seller, Dearborn Street Holdings LLC Series 1, was represented by Michael Weishaar and Bo Leffel of Cassidy Turley. The buyer represented itself.

-Indiana Chin Baptist Church bought one acre at 8528 and 8534 Madison Ave. The buyer was represented by Nguncer R. Bualteng of Mang Tha Real Estate LLC. The seller, 8528 Madison LLC, was represented by Bo Leffel of Cassidy Turley.
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Residential

April 15, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages fell from 4.54 percent to 4.47 percent in the week ended April 10, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages fell from 3.58 percent to 3.52 percent.
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Construction

April 15, 2014
-Capitol Construction has completed a 1,300-square-foot office build-out for The Joint at 1412 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel.

-Capitol Construction has completed a 2,000-square-foot office build-out for Steffey Insurance at 8365 Keystone at the Crossing.
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Leases/leasing contracts

April 15, 2014
-Cummins Inc. renewed its lease for 17,623 square feet of office space at One American Square at Ohio and Illinois streets. The tenant was represented by Michael Cook of CBRE. The landlord, OneAmerica Financial Partners, was represented by Jon Owens and Russell Van Til of Cassidy Turley.

-David's Bridal renewed its lease for 9,690 square feet of retail space at Clearwater Springs at East 82nd Street and Allisonville Road. The tenant was represented by RCS Real Estate Advisors. The landlord, an affiliate of PK Partners, represented itself.  

-Dress Barn renewed its lease for 9,000 square feet of retail space at Clearwater Springs at East 82nd Street and Allisonville Road. The tenant and landlord, an affiliate of PK Partners, represented themselves.

-Carter's renewed its lease for 4,000 square feet of retail space at The Shops at River Crossing, 8637 River Crossing Blvd. The tenant and landlord, an affiliate of PK Partners, represented themselves.

-Wasabi renewed its lease for 3,500 square feet of retail space at Clearwater Springs at East 82nd Street and Allisonville Road. The tenant and landlord, an affiliate of PK Partners, represented themselves.

-Verizon Wireless renewed its lease for 3,200 square feet of retail space at Nora Shops, 1340 E. 86th St. The tenant and landlord, an affiliate of PK Partners, represented themselves.

-Wildwood Exteriors LLC leased 2,700 square feet of industrial space at 5333-5367 W. 86th St. The tenant was represented by Brian Buschuk of JLL. The landlord, Iron Point Titan Asset Management LLC, was represented by Bryan Poynter of Cassidy Turley.
 
-KCI Technologies Inc. leased 2,183 square feet of industrial space at 6911-7061 Corporate Circle. The tenant was represented by Chris Black of CBRE. The landlord, GI Partners, was represented by Russ Van Til and Bryan Poynter of Cassidy Turley.

-Ocean Vapor leased 1,890 square feet at Plainfield Plaza, 1720 E. Main St., Plainfield.  The landlord, Vivian Haase Plaza LLC, was represented by Michael Cranfill of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Pleasant Paws Vet Care leased 1,800 square feet at Lebanon Crossing, 1370 S. Lebanon St., Lebanon. The tenant was represented by Matt Jackson of Jackson IG. The landlord, Lebanon 39 LLC, was represented by Keith Fried of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate.  

-Hull & Associates leased 1,523 square feet of office space at 8445 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Bennett Williams and Andrew Martin of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Northside Realty Partnership LLP, was represented by Kevin Dick and Paul Dick of Colliers International.  

-Lewark Newton & Powers leased 1,319 square feet of office space in Library Park Professional Centre, 1700 W. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood. The tenant and landlord, Deegan Properties 107E LLC, were represented by Cathy Richards and Teresa Clements of Lee & Associates.

-Tropical Foods N More Inc. leased 1,200 square feet of retail space at Crooked Creek Shoppes, 7940 N. Michigan Road. The landlord, KLC Realty LLC, was represented by Greg Smith of Colliers International. The tenant represented itself.
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April 14, 2014

Dr. Bert Howard O'Neil has been named Joseph W. and Jackie J. Cusick Professor of Oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He also directs the gastrointestinal cancer research program at the IU Simon Cancer Center. O'Neil was most recently a professor and director of the gastrointestinal malignancies research program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. O'Neil earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Indianapolis-based AIT Laboratories has named Dr. Kun Ma vice president of science and technology. He most recently served as director of venture analysis at Indianapolis-based CHV Capital Inc. and CEO of University of Health Management China Inc. Before that, Ma worked as a research associate at the National Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Genetic Engineering, and as a business development manager at Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. Ma received a medical degree from Beijing University Health Science Center, a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Indiana University School of Medicine, and an MBA in marketing and strategy from the Washington University Olin School of Business.

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April 14, 2014

Assembly Pharmaceuticals, a company with roots in Bloomington and San Francisco, has attracted an undisclosed amount of investment from New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson Development Corp., Indianapolis-based Twilight Ventures, Zionsville-based Luson Bioventures, BioCrossroads Indiana Seed Fund II and private investors. Assembly is developing drugs that could cure chronic hepatitis B virus, or HBV, infection. Chronic HBV affects an estimated 350 million people worldwide, causing cirrhosis and liver failure and in some cases liver cancer. More than 600,000 deaths each year are attributable to HBV, which can be suppressed with lifelong therapy but which has no known cure. Assembly was formed in 2012 by Indiana University professor Adam Zlotnick and Dr. Uri Lopatin, who led HBV programs at Gilead Sciences and Roche Pharmaceuticals. Assembly has licensed intellectual property from the IU Research and Technology Corp. that was discovered in Zlotnick’s laboratory. Other co-founders of the company include IU chemistry professor Richard DiMarchi; Derek Small, president of Luson Bioventures; and William Turner, a former medicinal chemist at Lilly Research Laboratories.

Carmel-based nursing home developer Mainstreet Property Group LLC promised investors returns of 14 percent to 18 percent for investments in nursing homes it is now building around Indiana, according to a private document obtained by the Associated Press. Under its business model, Mainstreet arranges  financing for its facilities, then leases the completed buildings to a private operator. The buildings are then sold to HealthLease Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust controlled by Zeke Turner, who is also CEO of Mainstreet. According to the document, Mainstreet was looking to raise $60 million to build 12 new nursing homes at a cost of $199 million combined. In the case of three nursing homes it planned, Mainstreet expected to sell each for roughly $20 million, collecting between $3.3 million and $5.3 million on each sale, which would represent profits of 16.5 percent to 26.5 percent. The document does not include expected sale prices for the other nine facilities. Some previous facilities appeared to have generated even larger profits. In the case of Wellbrooke of Westfield, a new health care facility Mainstreet completed last year, investors put in $750,000 and made a $4.5 million profit, according to the Associated Press. For eight nursing home sales to HealthLease detailed in the Mainstreet document, Mainstreet investors made $34 million on an investment of $14 million, for a $20 million profit.

Indiana University's trustees have selected a downtown Evansville site for a nearly $70 million health education and research center planned by IU's medical school and three other schools. The board of trustees approved the location Friday following a recommendation by IU President Michael McRobbie. The University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College also plan to offer programs at the center that could draw some 2,000 health care students.

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. has donated nearly $12.8 million to help defeat a ballot initiative that would give California regulators power to reject increases in health policy premiums, according to Bloomberg News, citing data provided by the California-based research organization MapLight. Premiums for family medical coverage in California have increased 185 percent since 2002, with average monthly premiums for single coverage at $572 in 2013, compared with $490 nationally, according to a report released in January by California HealthCare Foundation, an Oakland-based not-for-profit. The ballot initiative would require insurers to disclose publicly and justify proposed rate changes that affect individual and small employer customers. It would also give the state insurance commissioner authority to reject increases. About 35 states, including Indiana, have authority to approve or deny rate changes, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Eli Lilly and Co. saw little effect on its stock price after a jury in a federal court in Louisiana ordered Lilly to pay $3 billion in damages to patients who took the diabetes medicine Actos. That decision had no practical impact on Lilly because the maker of Actos, Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., had agreed to indemnify Lilly against any legal damages. Lilly sold Actos for Takeda in the United States from 1999 until 2006. The jury ordered Actos to pay $6 billion in damages after finding that the drug companies hid the cancer risks of Actos. Takeda and Lilly said they would appeal the judgment. Even without a successful appeal, legal experts told Bloomberg News the $9 billion in damages is likely to be reduced because it is out of proportion to the documented damages in the case.

Ohio-based ViaQuest Inc. has acquired the Indiana operations of TriStar Home Health and Hospice, a division of Louisville-based Trilogy Health Services. The acquisition includes seven home health care branches in Evansville, Fowler, Huntingburg, Lafayette and Muncie, and two in Terre Haute. The locations operate under one of three brand names: Vibrant Home Health Care, Care One Homecare Services and Serenity Hospice. The locations employ a total of 180 people. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Construction

April 8, 2014
-TJK Property Services has completed a 3,900-square-foot interior remodel of Anytime Fitness at 10302 Prosperity Drive, Camby.

-TJK Property Services has completed a 1,400-square-foot build-out for Cell Phone Repair at 1280 N. U.S. 31 North, Greenwood.
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Residential

April 8, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages rose from 4.51 percent to 4.54 percent in the week ended April 3, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages rose from 3.56 percent to 3.58 percent.
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Leases/leasing contracts

April 8, 2014
-Spartan Logistics leased 243,200 square feet of industrial space at Prologis Park 100 Building 22, 5645 W. 82nd St. The tenant was represented by Dallas Paul of Industrial Developers Ltd. The landlord, Prologis, was represented by Brian Seitz and Jake Sturman of JLL.

-Dollar Tree leased 10,200 square feet of retail space in Walmart Plaza, 2239 N. Morton St., Franklin. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Jeff Roberts of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Fifth Third Bank renewed its lease for 3,200 square feet of retail space in Eagledale Plaza, 2802 N. Lafayette Road. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Lloyd Otani of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Avalon Group renewed its lease for 2,768 square feet at The Precedent Office Park, 9225 Priority Way West Drive. The landlord, Pace-Keystone Associates LLC, was represented by Kim Hartman and Tom Osborne of Colliers International. The tenant represented itself.

-LPL Financial LLC leased 2,489 square feet of office space at 8465 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by John Crisp and Spud Dick of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Corporate Park Development Inc., represented itself.

-Indiana State University Foundation Inc. leased 2,477 square feet of office space at 101 W. Ohio St. The tenant was represented by Jon Owens of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, West Ohio II LLC, was represented by Renae Breitbach of Amerimar.

-Sally Beauty renewed its lease for 2,000 square feet of retail space in Cherry Tree Plaza, 9709 E. Washington St. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Jeff Roberts of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Wingstop Indy LLC leased 1,709 square feet of retail space at 7411 N. Keystone Ave. The tenant was represented by Beth Patterson of Colliers International. The landlord, Heidner Property Management Co. Inc., represented itself.

-Sally Beauty renewed its lease for 1,605 square feet of retail space in College Park Plaza, 3443 W. 86th St. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-York Risk Services Group Inc. leased 1,550 square feet in Fidelity Keystone Office Tower, 650 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel. The tenant was represented by Mohr Partners. The landlord, Network Capitol LLC, was represented by Ashley Bussell and Ralph Balber of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar.

-Indy C's LLC leased 1,530 square feet of retail space at 10777 E. Washington St. The tenant was represented by Seth Biggerstaff of Veritas Realty LLC. The landlord, Indiana Properties Group LLC, was represented by Jacque Haynes of Cassidy Turley.

-Gamestop renewed its lease for 1,500 square feet of retail space in College Park Plaza, 3269 W. 86th St. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Watson CPA LLC leased 1,076 square feet at Fidelity Keystone Office Tower, 650 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel. The landlord, Network Capitol LLC, was represented by Ralph Balber and Ashley Bussell of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar. The tenant represented itself.

-Troutman's Barber & Beauty Salon leased 1,037 square feet of retail space at Lafayette Center, 4233 Lafayette Road. The tenant was represented by Lisa Ruscetti of Evolution Development Group LLC. The landlord, Lafayette Center LLC, was represented by Greg Smith and Bill Marsh of Colliers International.
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Sales/acquisitions

April 8, 2014
-Ossip Real Estate bought a 41,121-square-foot office building at Crosspoint IV, 9795 Crosspoint Blvd. The buyer was represented by Jacque Haynes and Bennett Williams of Cassidy Turley. The seller, OldOhio LLC, was represented by Jon Owens and Russ Van Til of Cassidy Turley.

-Youngsmith Properties LLC bought a 12,000-square-foot office property at 5455 Harrison Park Lane. The buyer was represented by Mike Kensill of Lee & Associates. The seller, Ossip Real Estate LLC, was represented by Jacque Haynes and Bennett Williams of Cassidy Turley.

-Garners Towing bought a 2,400-square-foot office building at 411 S. Ritter Ave. The buyer was represented by RE/MAX Real Estate Group. The seller, Alpha Kappa, was represented by Keith Turnbill of RE/MAX Select Commercial Division.

-EMK Property Investors bought the 209-unite Villa Paree apartments at 6111 Allisonville Road. The seller, Villa Paree LLC, was represented by Tikijian Associates. The buyer represented itself.
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April 7, 2014

If Indiana hospitals want an expansion of insurance coverage for low-income Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence thinks they should contribute toward the hundreds of millions of dollars it would cost. The Pence administration has started discussions with hospital leaders to use an existing program known as the Hospital Assessment Fee to generate money to help the state cover costs it would incur under an expansion of health coverage to as many as 400,000 Hoosiers. That expansion, called for by President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, did not happen in Indiana this year, as it did in 26 other states, in large part due to Pence’s concerns about the fiscal impact on the state. The health insurance expansion would be paid for entirely by the federal government in 2015 and 2016, but then require state contributions that could rise to $393 million per year by 2020, according to estimates by the actuarial firm Milliman Inc. Other elements of Obamacare are estimated to cost state government $123 million per year by 2020. The Hospital Assessment Fee effectively taxes hospitals to provide the state government with the funds needed to raise its reimbursement rates for Medicaid patients. When the state does that, the federal government increases its 2-for-1 matching funds to support the Indiana Medicaid program. Hospitals end up getting twice as much in new revenue as they pay out in assessments. Doug Leonard, president of the Indiana Hospital Association, said hospitals are open to Pence’s approach, but are waiting until the idea is fleshed out and numbers are attached.

Indiana University Health was chosen by a Wisconsin hospital system to provide heart and aorta surgeries there after surgeons the hospital system had been using were employed by a competing provider. Wisconsin-based ProHealth Care will pay the salaries of the three IU Health surgeons who will work in ProHealth’s Waukesha Memorial Hospital, which is midway between Milwaukee and Madison. ProHealth performs more than 400 cardiothoracic surgeries each year. IU Health performs more than 1,900 cardiothoracic surgeries at its 19 hospitals in Indiana. “The goal for the two health systems is to collaborate to establish and oversee a premier surgery program in Waukesha that will incorporate the clinical protocols, care pathways and quality metrics that have been the foundation of IU Health’s nationally ranked cardiovascular program,” IU Health spokesman Gene Ford said in an email. IU Health said it would evaluate similar opportunities, but stopped short of saying it is making out-of-state partnerships a business strategy.

Eli Lilly and Co. is in a three-way race to introduce a new kind of breast cancer drug, which at least one analyst thinks could become a $6 billion-a-year blockbuster. According to Bloomberg News, Indianapolis-based Lilly, New York-based Pfizer Inc. and Switzerland-based Novartis AG all presented data on Sunday about experimental drugs that stopped growth of breast cancer tumors. Pfizer’s drug, palbociclib, stopped tumor growth for 20.2 months in advanced forms of hormone-related breast cancer, twice the time seen with an older therapy by itself. Lilly’s bemaciclib stopped tumor growth for an average of 9.1 months. Doctors told Bloomberg that the new class of drugs, called CDK inhibitors, offers the first major new therapy in a decade for patients whose breast cancer fails to respond to other treatments. Mark Schoenebaum, an ISI Group analyst in New York, predicted Pfizer’s drug could generate peak sales of $6 billion a year.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed Medicaid fraud charges April 2 against Sally Metzner, 57, owner of Anderson Dental Center, and eight of her employees. According to the Associated Press, the charges allege Metzner and her employees started a scheme in 2006 to submit false and inflated claims for payment of dental services to the Indiana Medicaid program, sometimes using forged documents, to receive more than $300,000 in ineligible Medicaid payments. The allegedly fraudulent billing continued even after state, federal and local authorities executed the first of three search warrants at the clinic, the attorney general's office said. For example, instead of billing Medicaid $30 for the routine use of the anesthesia nitrous oxide, the practice allegedly billed it as a $125 intravenous procedure known as "deep sedation.”

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April 7, 2014

Dr. Martha Dwenger joined Northwest Radiology Network on April 1. Dwenger previously worked for Columbus Radiology, Columbus Diagnostic Imaging, and as contract radiologist for Northwest Radiology since 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana State University and did her medical training at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Indianapolis-based consulting organization YourEncore has hired Dr. Tim Franson as its chief medical officer. Most recently, Franson was a principal in the health and biosciences practice at FaegreBD Consulting. Franson will continue at Faegre BD until mid-May, when the firm will form an alliance with YourEncore to provide consulting services to life sciences clients. Prior to joining FaegreBD, Franson worked at Eli Lilly and Co. for more than 20 years, where he served as vice president of global regulatory affairs and patient safety, and led Lilly’s U.S. clinical research and trials organization.

Rhonda Deluise, a registered nurse, has been appointed director of quality and support services at Franciscan Visiting Nurse Service, where she has been a manager the past five years. Before joining Franciscan VNS, Deluise was vice president of patient care services for Howard Regional Health System in Kokomo. Deluise received her associate and bachelor degrees in nursing from Indiana University.

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Sales/acquisitions

April 1, 2014
-The NIAMA Corp. bought a 27,292-square-foot warehouse at 6125 E. 38th St. The seller, Central Indiana District Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Fund Trust and IN/KY/OH Regional Council of Carpenters JATF, were represented by Mark Writt of CBRE. The buyer represented itself.

-Hawthorne Partners LLC bought approximately 1.25 acres of land and a building at 8350 E. 48th St. The buyer was represented by Rob Kirkpatrick. The seller, Donna Forman, was represented by Keith Kleinmaier of Retail Realty.

-Monro Muffler Brake Inc. bought a 15,050-square-foot retail property at 130 Shiloh Crossing Drive, Avon. The seller, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, was represented by Bill French of Cassidy Turley. The buyer represented itself.

-Diversified Land Acquisition LLC bought a 27,129-square-foot retail property at 2342 W. 86th St. The seller, Arnold's Landholdings LLC, was represented by Bill French of Cassidy Turley. The buyer represented itself.
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People

April 1, 2014
William Fowler has joined Colliers International as senior valuation specialist.
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Construction

April 1, 2014
-Capitol Construction has completed a 7,400-square-foot office build-out for SmithAmundsen at 201 N. Illinois St.

-Capitol Construction has completed an 1,800-square-foot remodel for Starbucks at 9001 E. 116th St., Fishers.
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Residential

April 1, 2014
The average rate for 30-year mortgages rose from 4.46 percent to 4.51 percent in the week ended March 27, according to Bankrate.com. The rate for 15-year mortgages rose from 3.48 percent to 3.56 percent.
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Leases/leasing contracts

April 1, 2014
-Southern Wine & Spirits of Indiana Inc. leased 211,500 square feet of industrial space at 800 Commerce Parkway Drive West, Greenwood. The tenant was represented by Patrick Lindley of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Liberty Property Trust, was represented by Jake Sturman and Brian Seitz of JLL.

-Landman & Beatty Lawyers LLP leased 8,666 square feet at 9100 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Jon Owens of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd., was represented by John R. Robinson and Abby Zito of JLL.  

-Davis & Sarbinoff LLC leased 3,425 square feet at 9000 Keystone Crossing. The landlord, Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd., was represented by John R. Robinson and Abby Zito of JLL. The tenant represented itself.

-Al-Rahmah Foundation leased 3,200 square feet of retail space in Lafayette Place, 3639 Commercial Drive. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.  
 
-LB & Gray LLC leased 3,186 square feet at 9100 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Jon Owens of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd., was represented by John R. Robinson and Abby Zito of JLL.    
 
-Health Management Associates Inc. leased 3,090 square feet at 9000 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Matt Wagoner of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd., was represented by John R. Robinson and Abby Zito of JLL.      

-Sushi House leased 2,245 square feet of retail space in Avon Creek, 10022 Rockville Road. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-AIO Wireless leased 1,622 square feet of retail space in Esquire Plaza, 8241 Pendelton Pike. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Jeff Roberts of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Metro PCS leased 1,600 square feet of retail space in Honey Creek Plaza, 5408 W. 38th St. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Hott Kammodity leased 1,600 square feet of retail space in Lafayette Place, 3711 Commercial Drive. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Boost Mobile leased 1,516 square feet of retail space in Eagledale Plaza, 2802 N. Lafayette Road. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Shelbyville Nail Salon leased 1,200 square feet of retail space in Kroger Plaza, 1617 E. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Drew Kelly of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Dr. Fahad Javed Dental Office leased 1,200 square feet of space in Norgate Plaza, 7255B N. Keystone Ave. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Jeff Roberts of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.

-Metro PCS leased 1,100 square feet of retail space in Norgate Plaza, 7255A N. Keystone Ave. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Jeff Roberts of Sandor. The tenant represented itself.  

-Red Door Property Management leased 854 square feet of office space in Auburn Woods Park, 9640 Commerce Drive. The landlord, Sandor Development, was represented by Lawrance Morrissey of Corporate Commercial Group. The tenant represented itself.
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  1. Cramer agrees...says don't buy it and sell it if you own it! Their "pay to play" cost is this issue. As long as they charge customers, they never will attain the critical mass needed to be a successful on company...Jim Cramer quote.

  2. My responses to some of the comments would include the following: 1. Our offer which included the forgiveness of debt (this is an immediate forgiveness and is not "spread over many years")represents debt that due to a reduction of interest rates in the economy arguably represents consideration together with the cash component of our offer that exceeds the $2.1 million apparently offered by another party. 2. The previous $2.1 million cash offer that was turned down by the CRC would have netted the CRC substantially less than $2.1 million. As a result even in hindsight the CRC was wise in turning down that offer. 3. With regard to "concerned Carmelite's" discussion of the previous financing Pedcor gave up $16.5 million in City debt in addition to the conveyance of the garage (appraised at $13 million)in exchange for the $22.5 million cash and debt obligations. The local media never discussed the $16.5 million in debt that we gave up which would show that we gave $29.5 million in value for the $23.5 million. 4.Pedcor would have been much happier if Brian was still operating his Deli and only made this offer as we believe that we can redevelop the building into something that will be better for the City and City Center where both Pedcor the citizens of Carmel have a large investment. Bruce Cordingley, President, Pedcor

  3. I've been looking for news on Corner Bakery, too, but there doesn't seem to be any info out there. I prefer them over Panera and Paradise so can't wait to see where they'll be!

  4. WGN actually is two channels: 1. WGN Chicago, seen only in Chicago (and parts of Canada) - this station is one of the flagship CW affiliates. 2. WGN America - a nationwide cable channel that doesn't carry any CW programming, and doesn't have local affiliates. (In addition, as WGN is owned by Tribune, just like WTTV, WTTK, and WXIN, I can't imagine they would do anything to help WISH.) In Indianapolis, CW programming is already seen on WTTV 4 and WTTK 29, and when CBS takes over those stations' main channels, the CW will move to a sub channel, such as 4.2 or 4.3 and 29.2 or 29.3. TBS is only a cable channel these days and does not affiliate with local stations. WISH could move the MyNetwork affiliation from WNDY 23 to WISH 8, but I am beginning to think they may prefer to put together their own lineup of syndicated programming instead. While much of it would be "reruns" from broadcast or cable, that's pretty much what the MyNetwork does these days anyway. So since WISH has the choice, they may want to customize their lineup by choosing programs that they feel will garner better ratings in this market.

  5. The Pedcor debt is from the CRC paying ~$23M for the Pedcor's parking garage at City Center that is apprased at $13M. Why did we pay over the top money for a private businesses parking? What did we get out of it? Pedcor got free parking for their apartment and business tenants. Pedcor now gets another building for free that taxpayers have ~$3M tied up in. This is NOT a win win for taxpayers. It is just a win for Pedcor who contributes heavily to the Friends of Jim Brainard. The campaign reports are on the Hamilton County website. http://www2.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/publicdocs/Campaign%20Finance%20Images/defaultfiles.asp?ARG1=Campaign Finance Images&ARG2=/Brainard, Jim

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