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Newport Beach firm buys Fontana mall for $70.5 million – Whittier Daily News

The Inland Empire Center, a 309,500 square foot mall anchored by Cardenas Markets in Fontana, sold for $70.5 million. (Courtesy of CBRE)

JH Real Estate Partners Inc. in Newport Beach has purchased the Inland Empire Center in Fontana for $70.5 million, according to CBRE.

The brokerage said the 309,500 square foot mall located at 16701-16873 Valley Blvd. has 16 plots and tenants, including Cardenas Market, Ross, Planet Fitness, Regency Theatres, Burlington, Taco Bell and several casual restaurants.

CBRE’s Patrick Wade and Alex Kozakov represented the seller, The Baralat Co. in Westlake Village.

“The sale of Inland Empire Center illustrates the huge resurgence in demand for centers anchored in well-located Hispanic grocery stores in Southern California in-between markets,” Kozakov said.

He said the brokerage had received several offers for the property.

CBRE researchers say retail vacancy levels will decline across the region, leading to higher rental rates through 2026.

Irvine-based SB Real Estate Partners and Los Angeles-based Marble Partners bought the 180 Cantamar apartments in Phoenix for $58.1 million. (Courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield)

Irvine investment firm buys apartments in Phoenix

Irvine-based SB Real Estate Partners and Los Angeles-based Marble Partners bought the 180 Cantamar apartments in Phoenix for $58.1 million.

The two-story complex has one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, with air conditioning, 9-foot ceilings, patio/balconies, walk-in closets, and pet-friendly units. Amenities include pool and hot tub, clubhouse, and fitness center

David Fogler and Steven Nicoluzakis of the Cushman & Wakefield Multi-Family Advisory Group in Phoenix represented the seller, Cantamar Apartments Associates.

Private company Avanath Capital Management LLC in Irvine has purchased 2M Street Apartments in Washington DC for $103.5 million. (Courtesy of CoStar Group)

Avanath buys apartments in Washington, DC for $103 million

Irvine-based Avanath Capital Management LLC has purchased 2M Street Apartments in Washington DC for $103.5 million.

The 315-unit apartment tower sits north of the Capitol building and two blocks from the popular NoMa-Gallaudet U Red Line subway station.

“The Washington DC Metro has continued to operate over the past few years and is positioned for long-term growth,” said John Williams, president and chief investment officer at Avanath Capital Management. “Our strategy is to identify growth markets where there is a continued need and demand for affordability.”

He said 2M has a number of units reserved for low-income residents.

Avanath has over 1,500 units in the DC metro area and over 13,000 units across the United States

  • Amanda Hawkins-Vogel has joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach as executive vice president of operations for the company’s growing portfolio of hotel properties. (Courtesy of Twenty Four Seven Hotels)

  • Patrick Lyons has been promoted to director of building services in the San Juan Capistrano office of Standard Communities. (Courtesy of Standard Communities)

  • Michael Jernigan has joined Costa Mesa-based Avanti Restaurant Solutions as Senior Design-Build Manager. (Courtesy of Avanti Restaurant Solutions)

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Amanda Hawkins-Vogel has joined Twenty Four Seven Hotels in Newport Beach as executive vice president of operations for the company’s expanding portfolio of hotel properties. The hospitality veteran brings 30 years of experience to the business. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Operations for Crescent Hotels & Resorts and previously Vice President of Operations for Sage Hospitality Group.

Patrick Lyons has been promoted to director of building services in the San Juan Capistrano office of Standard Communities, a national affordable housing investor and developer. He previously held the position of site manager. Lyons oversees the West Coast and Midwest construction teams, including all aspects of Standard Communities’ renovations, development and acquisitions in those regions. He has 10 years of experience in the construction industry.

Michael Jernigan has joined Costa Mesa-based Avanti Restaurant Solutions as Senior Design-Build Manager. A commercial kitchen designer with 25 years of experience, he comes from his own company, Jernigan Design Associates, where he has completed 250 restoration projects.

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