Heir to Merck pharma fortune sells Palm Beach estate, Brookdale buys back Sawgrass Park portfolio for $80M: Daily digest

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Oct.October 23, 2019 06:00 PM

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1197 North Lake Way Drive

1197 North Lake Way Drive

An heir to the Merck pharmaceutical fortune sold a Palm Beach estate for $17 million. George F. and Adele Merck sold their 9,878-square-foot home at 1197 North Lake Way Drive for a 37 percent discount off the original asking price from 2016. [TRD]


Brookdale buys back Sawgrass Park portfolio for $80M. Brookdale Group paid $80.27 million for four office buildings at a business park in Sunrise, about four years after it sold the portfolio to M-M Properties. M-M Properties sold the nearly 349,000-square-foot portfolio at Sawgrass International Corporate Park to Brookdale for about $230 per square foot. [TRD]

Bluffs Square in Jupiter (Credit: Google Maps)

Bluffs Square in Jupiter (Credit: Google Maps)

Equity One sells Jupiter shopping center to Sterling for $26M. A company tied to Sterling Organization paid $25.9 million for a Publix-anchored shopping center in Jupiter.
Records show Equity One Florida Portfolio LLC sold the nearly 136,000-square-foot retail plaza at 4040 South U.S. Highway 1. Equity One is a subsidiary of Jacksonville-based Regency Centers. Regency Centers acquired the company for $5 billion in 2017. [TRD]


Pebb Capital pays $40M for once-named Midtown Delray site. Pebb Capital closed on nearly 7 acres of land to build a project formerly known as Midtown Delray, months after the purchase was delayed due to a legal dispute. [TRD]


CoStar CEO Andy Florance (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

CoStar Group settles copyright infringement Xceligent. The commercial real estate data conglomerate reached a $10.75 million settlement with its competitor’s insurer, according to court filings. That’s a fraction of the $450 million CoStar initially sought. [TRD]


Home sales dip in September. Sales of previously owned U.S. homes dropped 2.2% in September from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. [WSJ]


Rosen Equities picks up West Palm Beach apartments for $6M. Rosen Equities Group purchased a 39-unit West Palm Beach apartment complex for $6.1 million. The Brooklyn-based real estate investment firm purchased The Charmer Apartments & Villas at 345 30th Street in the Northwood neighborhood for $156,410 per unit, records show. [TRD]


Compiled by Ketih Larsen

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