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Park Haven Bus Ctr Sells for $8.1M

A joint venture of Cardinal Equities LLC and MDT Properties, Inc. acquired two office buildings at 3350 and 3380 Shelby St. in Ontario, CA for $8.1 million, or about $97 per square foot, from Chippewa Enterprises, Inc.

3350 Shelby St. is a three-story building that was built in 1987 and offers a gross building size of 55,520 square feet. 3380 Shelby St. is a two-story building that was built in 1990 and stands at 32,452 square feet. Both buildings…

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Market Trend: Inland Empire’s Industrial Vacancy Stays at 6.3%

The Inland Empire Industrial market ended the third quarter 2013 with a vacancy rate of 6.3%.

The vacancy rate was unchanged over the previous quarter, with net absorption totaling positive 2,412,767 square feet in the third quarter. That compares to positive 1,825,295 square feet in the second quarter 2013. Vacant sublease space increased in the quarter, ending the quarter at 545,512 square feet.

Tenants moving into large blocks of space…

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Blue Sky Hospitality Purchases Best Western Inn for $6.4M

A private investor sold the Best Western Inn @ Palm Springs motel at 1633 S. Palm Canyon Dr. in Palm Springs, CA to Blue Sky Hospitality Investment, Inc. for $6.4 million, or about $91,000 per room.

The 27,650-square-foot hospitality building was constructed in 1975 in the Coachella Valley submarket of Riverside County.

Steve Usher of Titan Hospitality represented both the buyer and the seller in the sale.

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JV Pays $9.1M for Fontana Land

A joint venture between The Bascom Group LLC and Real Estate Development Associates has purchased 16.9 acres of industrial land at 11100 Hemlock Ave. in Fontana, CA from JM Eagle, a manufacturing company, for $9.07 million, or about $537,000 per acre.

The buyer has plans to build an industrial and distribution building totaling 350,000 square feet sometime next year. The unimproved land is located in the Airport Area submarket, and was level cleared…

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Market Trend: Inland Empire’s Retail Vacancy Decreases to 8.7%

The Inland Empire retail market experienced a slight improvement in market conditions in the third quarter 2013. The vacancy rate went from 8.9% in the previous quarter to 8.7% in the current quarter.

Net absorption was positive 343,466 square feet, and vacant sublease space decreased by 89,076 square feet. In second quarter 2013, net absorption was positive 149,165 square feet.

Tenants moving into large blocks of space in 2013 include:…

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More Store Closings, Asset Sales May Not Be Enough to Save Sears, Analyst Reports

Sears Holdings Corp. announced a number of actions this past week prior to releasing its earnings report for the third quarter. Sears warned that its third-quarter EBITDA loss will widen to $250 million to $300 million, compared with last year’s comparable-period EBITDA loss of $156 million.

The beleaguered retail giant said it would continue to evaluate its U.S. stores by reviewing each location, including leased locations that are set to expire…

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Amazon to Open Fourth CA Fulfillment Center in Moreno Valley

Amazon.com, Inc.is finalizing plans to open a new 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Moreno Valley, CA, the e-tailer’s fourth distribution center in California.

The giant online retailer will employ 1,000 people full time at the new center. Amazon’s other sites in the Golden State are located in San Bernardino, and the San Joaquin Valley communities of Patterson and Tracy, said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations…

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Corona Industrial Sells for $4M

A private trust sold the industrial building at 1955 Sampson Ave. in Corona, CA to K&B Engineering for $4 million, or approximately $308 per square foot.

The buyer, a leader in communications engineering, is an owner/user currently headquartered at Corporate Terrace Plaza in Corona. K&B Electric plans to expand its business to the Sampson property.

The 13,000-square-foot building features 10 grade-level doors and sits on a large 6.54-acre…

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Crayons Bldg Sells For $1.4 Million

A private investor sold the 10,280-square-foot Palm Springs office building, known as the Crayons Building for $1.35 million, or approximately $131 per square foot.

The property is located at 1109-1117 N Palm Canyon Dr. The buyer is another private investor who will continue to lease out the remaining office spaces.

Rob Wenthold and Steve Lyle of Coldwell Banker Commercial / Lyle & Associates represented the seller. Mark Spohn of Sperry Van…

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Stoneridge Apts. in Upland Sells for $42 Million

MG Properties Group purchased 1540 W. 8th St., in Upland, CA for $42 million, or $140,000 per unit.

Built in 1972 and renovated in 2007, the property consists of 300 units and totals 253,450 square feet on 11.35 acres. The property was 95 percent leased at time of sale, and was part of a 1031 exchange.

Dean Zander, Vince Norris, and Margie Malloy of Hendricks & Partners represented the seller, Sares-Regis Group. The buyer handled the deal…

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